PokerStars recently launched plans for a new TV show, and Full Tilt has now followed suit with “The Poker Lounge.”
In the wake of PokerStars’ announcement of “The Big Game,” a high-stake cash game that will air on Fox, Full Tilt announced its plans for a show that is much like “Poker After Dark,” which airs early in the morning on weekdays on NBC. Right now, the show is not going to be aired in the United States, and will be shown on Channel 4 in Great Britain.
The format of the show is almost identical to PAD. Every player buys in for $20,000 to a six-player “sit and go” tournament, with the winner taking all the buy-ins, for a $120,000 payday. The big differences:
–There will be an online qualifier in each episode, sitting with five pros.
–It appears that the pros will be exclusively Full Tilt players. Full Tilt’s Web site confirms that both Phil Ivey and Gus Hansen will be involved.
The show is being filmed in London, and is set to air starting in June. Ten episodes of the show are planned, as of now. Here’s the schedule, which is Mondays at midnight, GMT:
Episode, Air Date
1, June 21st
2, June 28th
3, July 5th
4, July 12th
5, July 19th
6, July 26th
7, August 2nd
8, August 9th
9, August 16th
10, August 23rd
Players can try to qualify starting on April 4th, with eight $22,000 prize packages up for grabs. Players can try to qualify for as little as $10 through a series of satellites, or they can buy in directly to a qualifier for $640. Check out Full Tilt’s lobby and click “Touranments” and “Live events.”
This is the latest foray into television for FTP, which currently sponsors “Poker After Dark and “Face the Ace” on NBC, and World Poker Tour events on Fox Sports Net.
We’ll have more details on “The Poker Lounge” as they become available.
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