Season 7 of High Stakes Poker to Air in February

January 24, 2011

High Stakes Poker, one of the most popular and longest running poker television show will air its seventh season this year. The show returns to the Game Show Network on February 26, this time on Sunday evenings rather than Saturday evenings like last season.

This will be the first season that offers more of a surprise of cast members. Although the show was filmed last December at the Bellagio in Las Vegas (the show was formerly taped at the Golden Nugget), it’s been rather hush hush as to the details, as there was no press invited. In the past, interviews with exiting cast members were allowed, but this was not the case for season seven.

One thing we can assume is that because Full Tilt Poker had boycotted High Stakes Poker due to the fact that PokerStars got the official sponsorship for the show, there will be no Full Tilt Poker representation. Another tidbit of info on the boycott is that PokerStars purchased the old High Stakes Poker episodes in which Full Tilt Poker pros weren’t shown wearing the Full Tilt logo. Therefore, Full Tilt believes that viewers watching the shows on PokerStars will become confused about player affiliates when they see Full Tilt pros appearing without logo representation.

Based on Twitter and Facebook, though, there are some confirmed players like Phil Laak, Doyle Brunson, Antonio Esfandiari, Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond, Barry Greenstein, Haralabos Voulgaris, Jonathan Duhamel, Vanessa Selbst, Jason Mercier, David “Viffer” Peat, and maybe Scotty Nguyen. It would be Nguyen’s first appearance on High Stakes Poker.


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