Lots of Poker from Dish Network

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  1. Scott Greczkowski

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    Right now, poker is on fire! It is gaining widespread popularity across the U.S. like never before – many top poker professionals are now household names and Hollywood celebrities are making regular appearances at poker tournaments in Vegas, Reno, and around the world. In light of this growing popularity, DISH Network is offering more poker content than ever before in our Pay-Per-View offerings, DishHOME Interactive Channel 100, and across our entertainment packages.
    Pay-Per-View Poker
    • World Series of Poker Final Table – Live! On DISH Network Pay-Pay-View – August 10, 2006.
    For the first time ever, the World Series of Poker Final Table is available live on DISH Network Pay-Per-View at 5:00 PM ET on August 10, 2006. Customers can watch their favorite players outwit, bluff and fold, right as it happens! One player will walk away with a jackpot of up to $10 million. If a subscriber can’t make it for the start of the event, he or she can order anytime while it’s airing. Replays will be available through August 13, 2006. Price: $24.95.
    • Gamblers Guide – Online Poker and Blackjack – Premieres August 7, 2006, and runs through the end of the month.
    This one-of-a-kind series puts viewers in the game with top authorities in the world of gaming. The first program brings subscribers closer to the world’s best poker pros including Todd Brunson (winner of eight major poker championships and son of the legendary Doyle Brunson), and Mike Matusow (two-time winner of the World Series of Poker). Then it’s to the Blackjack tables with gaming expert and best selling author Barney Vinson, who teaches everything from the fundamentals, to advanced strategies to help players leave the Blackjack tables a winner. Price: $6.95
    • Final Table Poker with Phil Gordon – Premieres August 7, 2006, and runs through the end of the month.
    Final Table Poker brings viewers inside the mind of poker pro, Phil Gordon. They are able to listen in on Phil’s every thought as he plays at the final table of a high stakes No-Limit Texas Hold’em Tournament. Additionally, they can also learn Phil’s secrets on pot odds, dominated hands, selective aggression, bluffing, tells, and much, much more! Price: $9.95
    Ordering Pay-Per-View – Customers may order these great events online at www.dishnetwork.com/ppv, through their remote, or by calling 877-DISH PPV (347-4778) – there is a $1.00 ordering fee for phone orders.
    DishHOME Interactive Texas Hold’em
    • Texas Hold’em Poker – New Interactive Game on Playin’TV™ – August 9, 2006
    Subscribers can now enjoy playing the most popular poker game, Texas Hold’em, right from their own TV and remote control, in the comfort of their home – without losing a dime! Texas Hold’em Poker is a new game offered in the Playin’TV game package on DishHOME Interactive Channel 100. Playin’TV costs $4.99/mo. and provides a variety of action, adventure, sports, casino-style, puzzle, board and strategy games.
    The Playin’TV game package will include Texas Hold’em Poker on August 9, 2006. This game features highly realistic poker, great graphics, choice of three modes including Beginner, Limited and Tournament, and even the capability of selecting the number of opponents and their playing styles!
    Trip for Two to Las Vegas! – Playin’TV Texas Hold’em Competition – Effective August 31, 2006 through September 30, 2006 – DISH Network customers who subscribe to Playin’TV and play the Texas Hold’em poker game may be eligible to enter a competition to win a trip for two to Las Vegas that includes airfare and accommodations. Customers can go to the consumer website at www.dishnetwork.com/content/products/itv/poker.pdf to learn more about the game rules and terms and conditions.
     
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  2. GaryPen

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    Pay per View poker. People are paying to watch other people play cards. F-ing amazing. What's next? Celebrity Monopoly?
     
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    hell, domino's is on ESPN alot lately.
     
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    Live, PPV, multi-angle, interactive team charades! In HD and 5.1 and sponsored by Depends, Capt Morgan and Viagra no less.
     
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    GaryPen Rich or poor, it's good to have money.
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    People are idiots. Does anybody need more proof?
     
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    My car pool Buddy is into Texas Hold em and has been doing pretty good lately at our local Indian Casino...(tournaments only) he would probably watch this... :)
     
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    if it's one thing dish knows best, it's poker ;)
     
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    Are you kidding...somebody could broadcast a black screen, market is as celebrities sitting silently in the dark, and somebody would buy it on PPV, just cuz someone mentioned celebrities were involved.
     
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    As much as I've expressed disinterest in the Food HD channel, I would much rather watch that than watch people play cards.

    Please do not create a Poker HD channel!!
     
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    Poker, Bowling, and Yatzee...yes, there is indeed Hell on Earth.:rolleyes:
     
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    Having a lot of content is all about offering the different genre's of entertainment. We had the game show era in the 80's and 90's then reality tv in the 2000's. Game shows made a comeback reality style as well. Now the older games that we have known all of our lives is making a comeback and its on television.
     
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    There's a few women playing poker that might be worth some HD coverage

    edit: edited to not sound completely sexist! :)
     
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    I actually enjoyed watching some of the poker games. I learned how to play a bit of poker off the shows.
     
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    lmfao :D That's a sig worthy quote. :)
     
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    I like Poker, I use to watch it a lot but not too much anymore.

    I will admit I did get to sit down and play poker with Mike Sexton the host of the Travel Channels World Poker Tour and had a great time.

    However with that said I would not order Poker on PPV.
     
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    Poker is great when you are sitting around a table with friends, dogging each other out with comments(no one takes it personal), helping the honeys play their cards, and getting your fill of the grain food group in liquid form. That's what I call Poker...I'll pass on the TV version.
     
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  17. Stargazer

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    I watched it a lot last year and couldnt get enough of it until after about a week then it got old because of how much I watched all at once. I have not watched much since.
     
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    Remember that the WSOP on ESPN is edited quite a bit to cut out all of the boring stuff. The live PPV version promises to be a snooze-fest.
     
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    I love poker.
    I play all the time.

    But. I will NOT watch poker PPV, Espicially for that price.
     
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  20. Stargazer

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    We are - MARSHALL! Are you going to see the movie coming out right before Christmas?

    I think I will let others tell how much of a bore it is.
     
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