Video Poker

by , Jul 23, 2006 | 12:15 pm

LAS VEGAS–It’s time for a new poll here at Pokerati, but before we bid one farewell, because I still haven’t set up the page where you can view previous results on any one poll, I am posting some here. The latest poll — about favorite TV poker shows — was one of the most unscientifically telling:

Pokerati Polling
The Best Poker Show on TV Is:

* The WSOP (ESPN): 18% (13)
* World Poker Tour (Travel Channel): 9% (7)

* Learn from the Pros (FSN): 0% (0)
* Poker Dome Challenge(FSN): 0% (0)
* High Stakes Poker (GSN): 68% (50)
* Poker SuperStars (FSN): 0% (0)
* Celebrity Poker Showdown (Bravo): 0% (0)
* Poker Royale (GSN): 0% (0)
* Inside Poker (FSN): 0% (0)
* Heads-up Poker (NBC): 0% (0)
* World Series of Darts (ESPN)1: 1% (1)
* Professional Poker Tour (Travel Channel): 1% (1)
* Poker Like You Love Her (Spice 2)1: 3% (2)

Total Votes : 74
1 = Added by a guest

The interesting thing is that this show is one of the most cheaply produced. And yet it has all the raw emotions of a home game … and Gabe Kaplan. I’m sure they have little desire to mess with something so successful, but swap out Wil Wheaton for AJ Benza as Gabe Kaplan’s straight man, and you’ve got a super-winner — and a new standard for what poker viewers expect from their coverage.


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