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World Poker Tour 

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Poker players from around the world compete for large cash prizes

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Vincent Van Patten ...  Himself - Commentator / ... 233 episodes, 2003-2019
Mike Sexton ...  Himself - Commentator / ... 205 episodes, 2003-2017
Lynn Gilmartin ...  Herself - Anchor / ... 150 episodes, 2014-2019
Tony Dunst Tony Dunst ...  Himself - Raw Deal Analyst / ... 129 episodes, 2012-2019
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Poker players from around the world compete for large cash prizes

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Official site | Travel Channel

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USA

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English

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30 March 2003 (USA) See more »

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Biggest prize pool on World Poker Tour was $8,342,000 at the World Poker Tour finals at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas See more »

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Mike "The Mouth" Matusow: You talk more in twenty minutes than I do in a week!
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More Than Just a Television Show
24 March 2004 | by jbenikSee all my reviews

The World Poker Tour is more than just a television show. It has become a cultural phenomenon. Not only is it hugely popular for the Travel Channel, it has transformed the game itself. Thanks to the World Poker Tour and some of its internet-cardroom sponsors, poker has gone from a strange pursuit of middle-aged white guys in a smoke-filled corner of a casino that would rather use the space for more slot machines, to a passion for thousands of players of all ages and backgrounds. The show has already spawned other similar shows, including Celebrity Poker Showdown and the World Series of Blackjack. ESPN has been covering the World Series of Poker for years, but they have increased their coverage from a single show to a series, and have been hugely successful with it as well.

But what is the show like? Well, the production standards are high, and you can tell that having a tournament televised is a big deal to the tournament organizers. The producers do a good job in backgrounding the players, which is important since most of these people are not known by the public. And the Hole Card Cam is tremendously beneficial, since it allows viewers to see what the players are doing as they are doing it, instead of waiting until the cards are turned over. I've watched poker coverage without this advantage, and it is about as interesting as C-SPAN in Spanish.

The commentary is mixed. Mike Sexton does a terrific job explaining the players' moves, and isn't afraid to say when he thinks that someone made a bad one. But "Hollywood Home Gamer" Vince Van Patten seems to me more about generating excitement than about anything resembling analysis. Former Coppertone model and host of "Wild On" Shana Hiatt is not exactly a poker pro either. But in her case, it is much more forgivable, since her role has more to do with interviewing players and presenting the casino to viewers than any kind of hard-core analysis. Plus, she's a breath of fresh air in a sport that is still dominated by middle-aged men who, well, let's say they could use some more time in the hotel exercise room.

All in all, the World Poker Tour is imperfect, but still one of the best things on television. It is a must-see for fans of card games, but be careful. Once you watch for the first time, it could very well become a permanent part of your Wednesday nights.


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