GSN Renews 'High Stakes Poker' for a Third Season
Critically Acclaimed Poker Series is the Only 'Cash Game' on Television
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 9 -- GSN has renewed its highly
successful cash game poker series HIGH STAKES POKER for a third season, it
was announced today. The second season of HIGH STAKES POKER is currently
airing on GSN Monday nights at 9:00 PM ET.
"We were betting that HIGH STAKES POKER would be a success and we have
won big," said Rich Cronin, President and CEO of GSN. "This show has proven
to be a breakout hit with poker fans. We couldn't be more pleased by the
response that we have gotten from viewers and television critics who have
called HIGH STAKES POKER a 'must-see' and the 'best poker show' on
The location and players for the third season of HIGH STAKES POKER will
be announced later. The taping is scheduled to begin in October.
HIGH STAKES POKER is the first true cash game of poker on television
with a $100,000 minimum buy-in. Unlike other poker shows that are
tournaments such as the "World Series of Poker" where the most players can
lose is their initial buy-in of $10,000, the players on GSN's HIGH STAKES
POKER have several hundreds of thousands of dollars of their own cash at
stake to win and lose.
The first two seasons have featured the top professionals in poker
including Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Barry Greenstein, Jennifer
Harman, Antonio Esfandiari, Mike Matusow, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Laak, Johnny
Chan plus many others as well as amateurs Fred Chamanara, a restaurant
owner from Chicago and Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss.
HIGH STAKES POKER's current season was taped at The Palms Casino in Las
Vegas. Gabe Kaplan and AJ Benza call the action. Henry Orenstein of HSOR,
L.L.C. serves as the Executive Producer of HIGH STAKES POKER.
As the popularity of poker continues to grow, GSN has also announced it
will be replaying the first season of HIGH STAKES POKER on Mondays
beginning September 18 at 8 PM ET.