The Game Show Network (GSN) announced Wednesday that they would be renewing their cash game poker series "High Stakes Poker" for a third season.
"We were betting that 'High Stakes Poker' would be a success, and we have won big," said Rich Cronin, GSN president and CEO. "This show has proven to be a breakout hit with poker fans. We couldn't be more pleased by the response that we have gotten from viewers and television critics who have called 'High Stakes Poker' a 'must-see' and the 'best poker show' on television."
The second season of the show, taped at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, is currently airing on GSN on Monday evenings. The location and players for the third season will be announced later, and taping is scheduled to begin in October.
Several well-known professional poker players have appeared in the first two seasons of the show including Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Barry Greenstein, Jennifer Harman, Antonio Esfandiari, Mike Matusow, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Laak, Johnny Chan, and more. Amateur players such as the Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss and Chicago restaurant owner Fred Chamanara have also made appearances to play.
The show is the first true cash game of poker on TV and has a $100,000 minimum buy-in. Due to its popularity and the growing popularity of poker in general, GSN also announced the network will be replaying the first season of "High Stakes Poker" on Mondays starting Sept. 18.
For more information about the current season, please read GSN announces second season of 'High Stakes Poker'.