FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA — DECEMBER 1, 2021
Poker Night in America has successfully deployed the EDGE Player to PokerNight.com expanding the EDGE Player into the American entertainment industry.
“Really excited to announce Poker Night has now got the Edge.” Said Joe Ward, CEO of Edge Video. “In the company’s first fully automated EDGE Web3 Video Network deployment where the livestream recognised most players without any tagging”.
New Revenue Opportunities for Poker Night
From push notifications, realtime auto-tweets from on air personalities, to sponsored profiles and in the near future, smart ads based on which personality appeared in the live broadcast – all deliver a new wave of opportunities for the network.
About Poker Night in America
Poker Night in America (PNIA) is a poker television program which features cash games and sit & gos. The series production began in 2013 and was first aired in 2014. The show is web streamed and televised. PNIA was developed by Todd Anderson, president of Rush Street Productions and co-founder of the Heartland Poker Tour.
The show hosts various cash games at local casinos across the United States and is sponsored by 888poker. During the filming of the season one Shaun Deeb slow rolled Mike Matusow with quad 5s resulting in Matusow having an outburst. Since the incident, slow rolling has become a tradition on the show. Professional poker players such as Danielle Andersen, Maria Ho, Alec Torelli, Layne Flack, Phil Laak, Tom Schneider and others have appeared on the show.
In 2017, the show presented King of the Hill, a series of $50,000 buy in heads up sit & gos with players such as Daniel Cates, Phil Hellmuth, Doug Polk, Olivier Busquet, Dan Colman and Parker Talbot competing for a $200,000 prize.
Joe Stapleton and Chris Hanson were the commentators for the first 5 seasons. In 2018, PNIA intends to replace the current commentators with celebrities.