Five Poker TV Shows You Should Watch


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Poker Central

Poker Central is a show that started off in 2015 and it is the only 24/7 channel dedicated to broadcasting the sport. Poker Central broadcasts popular shows such as Super High Roller Bowl and Super High Roller Cash games but the channel is not only limited to such events.

Poker Central also features Pokerography which is a documentary series about careers of some poker stars while Live at the Bike is a streaming of cash games played at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Los Angeles.

Poker Central is broadcast in Apple TV,, Roku TV, PlayStation Vue, and Xbox One and the variety of shows available is certain to quench the thirst of avid poker fans.

European Poker Tour

The European Poker Tour is easily one of the most popular poker tournaments in the world and it is no surprise to see the tour being provided in-depth coverage. You can find the tour dates and qualify for this tournament with this site or by contacting the EPT directly.

Poker Stars is the network that broadcasts the EPT which includes live video production and edited shows with Joe Stapleton and James Hartigan, as well as the likes of Jason Mercier, Liv Boeree, Daniel Negreanu, and many others, making for a great viewing experience.

The world-class action on the table allied by the in-depth analysis of the experts is what makes the European Poker Tour such a fine form of entertainment for Poker aficionados.

The Loose Cannon

The Loose Cannon is a creative format of Poker where players are staked $100,000 to play with. The $100,000 they are free to lose without any consequences, but they can only take home the amount won over the initial stake.

Such format makes for exciting viewing and while the experienced players usually tend to triumph in the competition, fans are glued to the screens at the prospect of underdogs getting one over the big names – which does tend to happen on occasion.

The Shark Cage

The Shark Cage is a tournament format show which consist a mix of professional players, celebrities and one qualifier per show. The winner for the Shark Cage claims a cool £1 million but the rest of the field have to go empty handed.

Greats such as Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu and Miss Finland Sara Chafak have all featured in the Shark Cage and although purists may argue that the tournament does not have much to do with Poker, one certainly cannot argue with its popularity.

World Series of Poker

The World Series of Poker is hands-down one of the most popular poker tournaments in the world and the event has gained a lot of popularity over the past 15 years or so.

WSOP has traditionally taken place at the Horseshoe in Las Vegas and the main event is the biggest individual tournament, which has always been no-limit Texas Hold’em.

The SWOP Main Event holds the largest price ever with $12 million being awarded in 2006 and the world class coverage the event receives from broadcasting giants ESPN certainly has proven to be a crucial factor to its popularity as well as the lucrative prize on offer.


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