Bloomberg TV are set to enter the world of poker with an innovative idea that will turn the kingpins of Wall Street into the kingpins of poker, as they are set to air a fresh new show called ‘Poker Night in Wall Street’.
It seems the whales are fast becoming sharks as Bloomberg television announces plans to launch a fresh new poker show hosted by Trish Regan.
So who are the stars going to be?
Phil Hellmuth? Daniel Negreanu? Phil Ivey?
Not on your nelly.
Bloomberg have decided that the gurus of Wall Street are more likely to create the buzz that a poker show needs after deciding to base their new show on the giants of stocks and trades.
‘Poker Night on Wall Street’ will be a $50,000 buy-in single table tournament that will take place at the Borgata Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. The game will be the six-max format and all proceeds will go to charity.
Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn, Kynikos Associates’ Jim Chanos, Gabelli Asset Management’s Mario Gabelli, Pine River Capital Management’s Steve Kuhn, Ariel Investments’ John Rogers and Skylar Capital Management’s Bill Perkins will all feature in the fresh new format.
You may recognize the names of David Einhorn and Bill Perkins. Einhorn finished 18th in the 2006 $10,000 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event and donated his $659,730 purse to the Michael J Fox Foundation, before finishing third in the inaugural BIG ONE for ONE DROP and donating the $4,352,000 purse to the City Year Foundation.
Perkins is fast becoming one of the most popular businessmen seen on the world poker circuit, after finishing 3rd in the $111,111 WSOP One Drop High Roller in June for close to $2m, and then finished fourth in the £48,500 Super High Roller at the European Poker Tour (EPT) London for £290,100.
The show will air at 9pm ET/PST Wednesday 23 Oct and can be viewed via livestream on Bloomberg.com, or on Bloomberg TV.