PokerStars reveals new cash game TV show
PokerStars has been behind so many poker innovations in the past few years, it's tough to find something out there without PokerStars' fingerprints all over it. There was one thing, though, that PokerStars hadn't done. It had yet to introduce its own high stakes cash game that would be broadcast on TV.
That changed today when PokerStars announced its newest innovation: The Big Game.
The PokerStars Big Game is a brand new, high-stakes cash game TV show that will appear on the FOX network. The show will feature some of the top names in the poker world playing $200/$400 NLHE with a $100,000 minimum buy-in.
Here's where it gets interesting. PokerStars is going to give you a chance to sit with the best.
All PokerStars players in the US and Canada can play in free Big Game Round 1 qualifiers that started today and run through June 25. Those events grant winners entry into the finals.
Anyone who finishes in the top 200 spots in the finals will be invited to send PokerStars a casting video. PokerStars will then make its "Loose Cannon" pick and fly him or her out to Las Vegas to play against people like Daniel Negreanu.
Winners are welcome to pack their own cash, but PokerStars will be staking the qualifiers for the Big Game. Whatever profit they make over the $100,000 buy-in, they get to keep. That's a pretty good deal where I come from. Oh, and if the qualifier happens to make a profit in the first session, he or she will be invited back for the next one.
To find The PokerStars Big Game Round 1 qualifiers, open the PokerStars lobby, click 'Tourney' & 'Regional', and then look for tournaments listed as 'Big Game'.