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Breaking News: PokerStars Out, US Online Poker Room New Sponsor of High Stakes Poker

Written by:
Thomas Somach
Published on:
Apr/23/2011
High Stakes Poker New Sponsor Gold Strike Poker

Another GAMBLING911.COM exclusive as U.S. online poker room replaces PokerStars as TV sponsor for popular High Stakes Poker show on GSN.  This is breaking new….

Afraid that poker will disappear from television because the online poker rooms that sponsored the shows have been busted by the Feds?

Don't despair.

Yes, ESPN announced it was cutting back on its poker programming, but not everyone has decided to cut and run and head for the tall grass as far as TV poker is concerned.

Some television networks are standing their ground.

Gambling911.com can report exclusively that a legal American online poker room is to replace embattled online poker room Poker Stars as the sponsor of a popular poker show on cable television.

Legal U.S. room Gold Strike Poker (www.goldstrikepoker.com) told Gambling911.com today that it has been asked by the Game Show Network (GSN) to replace Poker Stars, whose owners were indicted by U.S. officials a week ago, as the main sponsor of hit show "High Stakes Poker."

"GSN has asked Gold Strike Poker to replace Poker Stars as the national sponsor" of the show, a spokesman for Gold Strike Poker said Saturday afternoon.

And just what is Gold Strike Poker?


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It's another so-called legal online poker room that operates from the U.S. (in this case it's Savannah, Georgia) and gets by U.S. anti-gambling laws because it charges a monthly site membership fee ($20) to play in free poker tournaments that award cash prizes, so technically there's no monetary risk thus no gambling (that's the concept--but it's never been tested in court).

And play is in three dimensions.

"With the FBI seizing the illegal poker sites, 50 million American poker players have no idea where to play poker," Gold Strike Poker spokesman John George said. "Gold Strike Poker is America's only legal online 3-D poker site and is taking the leading position in the U.S. market."

"High Stakes Poker," where top poker pros put up huge sums of their own money to compete against other top pros in big-stakes games, air on GSN in the USA every Saturday night, and in other nations at varying times.

Gold Strike Poker advertising will appear on tonight's telecast, George said.

By Tom Somach

Gambling911.com Staff Writer

tomsomach@yahoo.com

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