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HPT Founder, Rush Street Launch New Venture: Poker Night in America

by , Jun 17, 2013 | 3:59 pm

logo_PNIAChicago  – Rush Street Productions announced recently that it is launching a one-of-a-kind TV poker experience with its new televised poker series Poker Night in AmericaTM (PNIA).  PNIA is the brainchild of former Heartland Poker Tour co-founder, and current Rush Street Productions President, Todd Anderson.  Anderson recently partnered with Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming, one of the fastest growing gaming companies in North America, to form a production company that is creating something new and exciting for poker TV.

“We are looking to film the biggest and the best poker events at premier venues,” said Anderson.  “We’re going to bring a fresh approach to how poker is shown on TV, making the show relevant to the average viewer.  We think the world is ready to watch poker in a whole new way.”

Besides showing the game itself, PNIA will emphasize fun, variety, entertainment, and interesting story telling.  PNIA will garner broad appeal with its plans to shoot “made for” events featuring poker pros and/or celebrities.  Viewers will also be engaged in a whole new way through interactive play-at-home components.  They will be encouraged to participate and play poker online for a chance to win prizes and even a TV appearance.