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Another Network Poker Show Follows Face the Ace Flop

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Aug/18/2009
Poker

We know poker draws solid television ratings.  Just look at the World Series of Poker on ESPN.  That network just signed an agreement with Harrah's to air the WSOP coverage for the next seven years.  Poker programs have enjoyed success on a number of cable television networks. 

NBC's attempt to include a poker show in its Saturday night lineup - Face The Ace - has been a complete flop however, barely drawing a million viewers each of the two weeks it aired.  The show has arrangements with Team Full Tilt players.

Now the world's largest online poker room, PokerStars.com, is attempting to duplicate past cable success while trying to avoid the debacle that is Face The Ace.

According to Pokerati.com:

The PokerStars.net Million Dollar Challenge doesn't have a ring to it like Face the Ace did, but it has a similar format: Finish in the top 10 in one of several freerolls held over the next few months on PokerStars.net, then submit a two-minute audition tape with two of your buddies (who also will travel with the winner to the taping to offer support), and PokerStars.net will select 21 winning entries to appear on one of 4 programs on Fox which are also non-NFL doubleheader days: October 11 and 18, November 22, December 13 with the grand final being shown on December 27 at 4pm.

Ace King, Gambling911.com         

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