GSN High Stakes Poker Season 5

Three days of play with minimum $200k buy-in

by , Dec 9, 2008 | 12:17 pm

The poker wire keeps on buzzing today: Shockingly, GSN has beat Wicked Chops to trademarking the phrase “High Stakes Pokerâ„¢” — as evidenced in the network’s announcement of filming plans at the Golden Nugget later this month. Apparently they’re letting (internet) media cover the 27 hours of play, sorta.

Still no mention of Gabe Kaplan and/or AJ Benza’s involvement. But I’m sure there’s nothing to worry about there. Seriously.

UPDATE: Since Kevin kinda scooped me on this, I’m deleting the repetitive parts of the press release:

CONFIRMED: GSN says AJ Benza and Gabe Kaplan will both be back.

*** The set is closed to the general public.

No television cameras, tape recorders or digital photographers will be allowed on set during the taping, however, they will be allowed in the press area near the taping. Reporters will be allowed in the press viewing area during taping with monitors and wi-fi internet access. There will also be a one-on-one area for scheduled on-camera interviews to take place during player breaks.

3 Comments to “GSN High Stakes Poker Season 5 ”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    Seems that allowing “live updates” wouldn’t be the best thing to allow in my opinion, because they usually want to keep results of PAD under wraps. I guess they’re figuring the hardcore viewer (who really like HSP) will watch anyways.

  2. DanM

    I kinda agree … but don’t tell them that. A private, closed cash game like this is much easier to control than an open-field tournament like the WSOP.

    However, maybe they are taking a note from the WSOP … realizing that earlier internet coverage (or print for that matter) helps TV ratings, as opposed to hurts them.

  3. Ed