Debut Cast of “Poker Night in America” Television Show Announced
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DEBUT CAST FOR “POKER NIGHT IN AMERICA” TELEVISION SHOW ANNOUNCED
Rush Street Productions is pleased to announce the cast of poker players who will appear on the debut show of a new television series called “Poker Night in America,” scheduled to begin filming on August 8th at the Turning State Casino in Upstate New York.. The cast is comprised largely of well-known professional poker players, but will also include additional participants who play in the Empire State Poker Classic, which runs August 9-12.
Moreover, an open casting call was announced last week for a few of the remaining open seats for the televised cash game. The two players selected from a large pool of outstanding applicants were Kristy Arnett and Lauren Billings. Both will join a private jet full of poker players who will embark together and fly from Las Vegas to Rome, NY, later this week. Most players will be participating in both the televised cash game as well as the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Empire State Poker Classic Main Event. More information about the tournament (which is expected to draw a record turnout) can be found HERE.
The roster of participants/cast members who will be flying from Las Vegas to the Turning Stone Casino includes the following poker players:
David “ODB” Baker
Mike “the Mouth” Matusow
Greg “FBT” Mueller
Tom “Donkeybomber” Schneider
In addition, several notable poker players who are already on the East Coast will be attending the event and have committed to playing. These players include, but are not limited to the following:
Nick “Nicky Numbers” Brancato
Will “the Thrill” Failla
“Poker Night in America” is an edgy new television series and window into behind-the-scenes reality that has never been attempted before. Part real-life poker coverage, part unscripted reality television, this is the first program ever which shows what really goes on away from the tables and behind the cameras. Poker players and cast members will be followed around airports, casinos, golf courses, bars, restaurants, or wherever a compelling story takes place.
Additional details about this exciting new television series, including sneak previews, will be released and announced here as well as at the official Poker Night in America website. Additional shows are being planned for other locations, which will be announced this coming fall.
“Our mission is to revolutionize televised poker,” said Nolan Dalla, the show’s Creative Director. “We want to make poker fun again, and that starts with bringing in some of the game’s most entertaining personalities and turning on the cameras all over the place, and capturing the magic that we all know happens, but we rarely see on television. We want this to be a real game-changer.”
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