Full Tilt To Sponsor New TV Show Called 'The Poker Lounge'

Fresh on the heels of PokerStars’ new television show the “Big Game,” main competitors Full Tilt have announced a new show of their own called “The Poker Lounge,” which is due to air on the UK’s Channel 4 on June 21st.
The show will follow a ‘sit and go’ format and will consist of five pros and one Full Tilt qualifier putting up $20,000 each with the whole amount going to  the eventual winner of each episode.
Although details at this stage are a little sketchy, Phil Ivey and Gus Hansen are already confirmed names for the show and we can also expect many of the other top Full Tilt Poker pros to make an appearance throughout the ten episode season.
An advert for ‘The Poker Lounge’ has now appeared on Full Tilt Poker’s website, and describing the show says;  “With a $20,000 buy-in, each winner-take-all tournament brings together the top players and brightest personalities from the poker circuit. Experience the cut and thrust of friendly banter that is such an integral part of the live game, while expert commentary provides insight as the cards fall.”
The site also provides details on how to qualify for the new poker show which will be airing on Channel 4 from June 21st to August 23rd. Full Tilt Poker will be running a series of satellites from April 4th through to July 4th, with buy-ins for the tournament starting as low as $10 and going up to $640.
Anyone lucky enough to win will then receive a $22,000 prize packages, which will include the $20,000 “Poker Lounge” buy-in plus $2,000 towards travel, accommodation and expenses.
“The Poker Lounge” will now be added to a stable of poker shows already sponsored by Full Tilt Poker, which includes “Poker After Dark,” Fox Sports Net episodes of the World Poker Tour (WPT), and “Face the Ace.”

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