Poker Night in America

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Poker Night in America
StarringJoe Stapleton
Chris Hanson
Doug Polk
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons5
Producer(s)Todd Anderson
Rush Street Productions
Production location(s)United States
Original networkCBS Sports
Original release2014 (2014)
External links
[Poker Night in America Website]

Poker Night in America (PNIA) is a poker television program which features cash games and sit & gos. The series production began in 2013 and was first aired in 2014.[1] The show is web streamed and televised. PNIA was developed by Todd Anderson, president of Rush Street Productions and co-founder of the Heartland Poker Tour.

The show hosts various cash games at local casinos across the United States and is sponsored by 888poker.[2] During the filming of the season one Shaun Deeb slow rolled Mike Matusow with quad 5s resulting in Matusow having an outburst.[3] Since the incident, slow rolling has become a tradition on the show. Professional poker players such as Danielle Andersen, Maria Ho, Alec Torelli, Layne Flack, Phil Laak, Tom Schneider and others have appeared on the show.[4]

In 2017, the show presented King of the Hill, a series of $50,000 buy in heads up sit & gos with players such as Daniel Cates, Phil Hellmuth, Doug Polk, Olivier Busquet, Dan Colman and Parker Talbot competing for a $200,000 prize.[5][6][7]

Joe Stapleton and Chris Hanson were the commentators for the first 5 seasons. In 2018, PNIA intends to replace the current commentators with celebrities.[8]


  1. ^ Holloway, Chad (2013-07-26). "Rush Street Productions to Launch Poker Night in America; Adds Nolan Dalla to Team". PokerNews. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  2. ^ Global Poker Index (2014-06-28). "Poker Night in America Announces Deal With 888poker". Sporting News. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  3. ^ Pempus, Brian (2013-09-24). "Poker Cash Game TV: Mike Matusow Gets Massively Slow Rolled By Shaun Deeb". Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  4. ^ "Meet the Players from 888poker's Poker Night in America". Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  5. ^ Cross, Valerie (2017-08-24). "Phil Hellmuth Mounts Huge Comeback to Win PNIA King of the Hill Title". PokerNews. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  6. ^ Cross, Valerie (2017-10-08). "Olivier Busquet Goes Undefeated to Claim King of the Hill 2 Title". PokerNews. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  7. ^ Cross, Valerie (2017-10-27). "Daniel Colman Sweeps Olivier Busquet, Brandon Adams in KOTH 3". PokerNews. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  8. ^ Cross, Valerie (2018-02-23). "PNIA Introduces Poker Night LIVE: A Celebrity Poker & Talk Show". PokerNews. Retrieved 2018-02-26.

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