‘Poker After Dark’ Return

(Pictured above: Ali Nejad, flickr photo by Matt Waldron)

Poker After Dark, which aired nightly (late-night, to be exact) on NBC stations from 2007 to 2011, will return in a live version August 7 on PokerGo, the recently launched subscription streaming service.

The games will take place at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, which was also the site for the last season of the NBC run, with Ali Nejad returning as voice-over commentator.

“We look forward to bringing back the same spirit of the show that made it such a hit in the past,” said Mori Eskandani, founder of Poker Productions, which also produced the original series.

Poker After Dark was cancelled by NBC after one of the show’s sponsors, Full Tilt Poker, was indicted by the federal government for illegal Internet gambling in a case dubbed “Black Friday.” PokerGo, happily, has no potentially shady advertisers – its revenue comes from those who pay $10 monthly or $99 annually to subscribe. You can access it at PokerGo.com or via a range of mobile and connected devices.

Full Tilt, meanwhile, was never found guilty and now offers many original Poker After Dark episodes on its YouTube channel. Here’s the most popular one, with nearly 400,000 views:

 

 

 

 

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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