Search for Australia's Next Poker Star Begins on One HD
Posted at 10:23 2009-04-06
Commercial free-to-air television channels have long been touted as graveyards for poker shows. However, with Channel Ten’s new high-definition sports channel “One HD”, in association with PokerStars.net and 2005 WSOP Main Event Champion Joe Hachem, poker may have found a second life in this market through an innovative reality show.
One HD announced this morning that “The Poker Star” will go to air later this year, offering 11 contestants the chance to take part in “a journey beyond the table … where [they] will be challenged to see who really has what it takes to sky rocket to stardom.”
Players of all different skill levels will go toe-to-toe on and off the felt as they fight for the ultimate prize of $100,000 cold hard cash! In addition, the winner will be sponsored by PokerStars.net and mentored by Hachem as they travel the world to places such as Monte Carlo and Las Vegas and take their seat in four major international poker tournaments.
PokerStars.net are offering one guaranteed place in the show in exclusive freerolls every day at 7pm AEST until the 25th of April. The top 18 players from each game will qualify for an online playoff, where the remaining nine players will be invited to the final at Star City Casino, Sydney. The winner of the final will earn their place as a cast member!
If you’re interested in becoming the next “Poker Star” then you can download PokerStars.net and qualify for the final. Existing PokerStars players can also register for the freerolls.
Alternatively, players can register their interest by completing a form on the Channel Ten website. Open Day Casting Calls have also been announced in Melbourne and Sydney as follows:
Location TBC 18th April, 2009 10am – 3pm
Star City Casino 27th April, 2009 10am – 3pm
Who will be Australia’s first Poker Star? Stay tuned …
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