Poker television entertainment company, Poker Central, has inked an agreement with Buckeye CableSystem that will allow poker fans in Ohio and Michigan to tune into a variety of poker programming.
I’m not sure what to call Poker Central.
A quick Google search for their advertising dollar gives you the solid impression they are the ‘world’s ONLY 24/7 Poker TV Network.’
Poker Central launched in October 2015. It was a terrible start. A roster of programs that the world had seen before featuring stars of the game that no longer shine.
It was a pure disappointment.
But what stuck in one’s craw like an over-boiled Brussels sprout was the fact that the TV channel wasn’t available on TV. I know, because I tried to find it. Ok, I live in the UK, but as far as my investigations go I don’t believe the channel was available on TV in the states either – until now.
Following on from the Dec 2015 deal they cut with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) Poker Central have now put pen to paper inking an agreement with Buckeye CableSystem. Formerly known as TheCableSystem, Buckeye is a cable company based in Toledo, Ohio, serving Northwest Ohio and parts of Michigan. They are the 25th largest cable provider in the States.
Poker Central will be available to those lucky few on Buckeye CableSystem Channel 92 in Standard Definition (SD) and Channel 579 in High Definition (HD). A press conference was arranged at the Hollywood Casino, Toledo, to announce the pairing.
While it’s great news for poker fans living in those parts of the world, the rest of us will have to play a ‘sit and wait’ game, or, alternatively, delve online to find the appropriate pay-per-view option available on sites such as Apple TV, Roku, et al.
It’s progress, though.
It follows hot on the high heels of Poker Central’s deal to show live and pre-recorded action from the inaugural Global Poker League (GPL) Season 1. We know the teams, the managers, and by the end of the month, we will know the names of the competing players. It’s this sort of content that poker players will pay good money to watch.
Another ace in the hand that Poker Central has is their high stakes tournament: The Super High Roller Bowl. The event returns May 29 – Jun 1 at the Aria. Tournament organisers have reduced the buy-in to $300,000, and there is a 49-seat player cap slapped on the tin; 14 of which reserved for Aria non-poker playing professionals.
The event organisers will drag in $15 million, with $5 million reserved for the winner. In 2015, Brain Rast won the inaugural Super High Roller Bowl for $7,525,000.
What’s your view on Poker Central and the claim that they are the world’s ONLY 24/7 television channel?
What do you think of the content that they have on their TV guide?