If they just added a little Omaha, this show might be awesome … but apparently American players can’t handle that many cards? Alas … the rest of the world thinks we are dumb. Atill seems like it will be a pretty good, well-received show … a little new-school High Stakes Poker meets old-school World Poker Tour maybe?
Here’s the first look at the latest new poker infomercial set to repeatedly hit
the cable-wire broadcast television — the PokerStars.net Big Game. This clip features a pretty fun hand that you gotta think might have Phil Hellmuth on tilt at least until WSOP Event #30something. It’s a $200k pot, with Hellmuth an 85 percent favourite over the must-win amateur “loose cannon” … but running it four times isn’t even enough for Hellmuth to get half the pot. (He woulda been better off running it once.)
Yeow, with that much on the line and a bad beat x3, it’s almost as if some people might see this and not think of poker as a game of skill at all!
PSBG debuts Monday, June 14, “late night” daily on
Fox (Sports, I presume?) regular Fox-not-Sports’ local network affiliates.
UPDATE: Ooh, awesome, more YouTube leakage … here’s the commercial promo component, at this point seen by fewer than 100 people.