GSN Adds Poker Series


GSN will put its cards on the table Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. (EST/PST) when it debuts Poker Royale: The WPPA Championship.

The six-part series, sponsored by Pizza Hut Inc., features three World Series of Poker champions: Chris Moneymaker, Carlos Mortensen and Kathy Liebert.

The network is also letting viewers ante up, offering the chance for the tournament champ and a GSN viewer to split an additional $10 million grand prize in the final episode Jan. 11.

During that telecast, the winner will be dealt five cards. If the hand is a full house or better, the player and the sweepstakes winner will split $10 million.

“We know that poker fans across the country will enjoy watching this brand of poker and appreciate the additional skill required to come out at the top,” GSN senior vice president of programming Ian Valentine said in a prepared statement.

“It's fantastic that we are adding competitive poker to our programming schedule with some of the game's top professionals and amateurs,” he added.