Poker Central Launches Reality Show “Major Wager”


Poker Central® partnered with Roundhead Creative to create and produce a five-episode, reality series called “Major Wager.” The series features poker’s biggest names creating some of the most absurd prop bets against one another with hilarious results. It will stream exclusively on PokerGO and launch the week of September 4.

“Major Wager” will take viewers into the quirky world of prop betting that permeates poker culture. Each episode’s contestants will make a performance-based prop bet with pride and dignity on the line. Challenges will feature the best (and worst) elements the Las Vegas lifestyle has to offer: from race car driving, to pole dancing, and more – no bet is too crazy, and no contestant is safe.

 Hosted by award-winning poker podcaster Joey Ingram, this premiere season will feature pros turned contestants Sam Abernathy, Daniel Negreanu, Brian Rast, Antonio Esfandiari, and Jeff Gross.

 “We wanted to explore what would happen if we combined the most competitive personalities in poker with prop betting in everyday scenarios - Las Vegas style,” said Joe Kakaty, president of Poker Central. “‘Major Wager’ will be a hilarious addition to PokerGO’s already robust offering of original programming.”

“My producing partner Kevin Thomsen and I are thrilled to be a part of Poker Central’s vision for ‘Major Wager’ and the commitment they have in bringing their audience innovative poker shows unlike anything currently on the market,” said Phil Alcabes, founder of Roundhead Creative. “We’re showcasing the lesser known skills, competitive spirit, and personalities of poker’s biggest stars that fans will have to see to believe.”

 Roundhead Creative Group has worked with media companies including Showtime, NBC, AMC, A&E, CBS, PBS to name a few. Recent works include branding and marketing for “The Walking Dead,” along with programming, content, and promotional campaigns such as “Dancing with the Stars,” “Homeland,” and “Martin Short Shorts.”