Phil Hellmuth Headlines Poker Night in America

Phil Hellmuth Headlines Poker Night in America

Thursday, 23 April 2015

The latest incarnation of Poker Night in America gets underway on Sunday inside the Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia and when the cards start to fly a host of stars will be taking part in the action.

Forming part of the casino's $100,000 poker series, the high stakes cash games will kick off on April 26 and run through until the cameras are switched off on April 28. Headlining the tenth episode of the $25/$50 cash game will be Phil Hellmuth, but the Poker Brat will find himself squaring off against a pool of sharks throughout the non-stop action.

Joining Hellmuth at the table throughout the live cash game will be the likes of Shaun Deeb, Darren Elias, Andy Frankenberger and PokerNews reporter and WSOP bracelet winner, Chad Holloway. Despite appearing in his first televised cash game of this magnitude, Holloway told his employer that he hopes his time spent covering events can help him triumph.

"Not only will I be visiting Philadelphia for the first time, I'll be playing the biggest cash game of my life. I've reported on most of these players for years, and I hope some of that information comes in handy at the table," said Holloway.

Also making maiden appearances at the felt for the live cash game will be some of Philadelphia's local heroes, including three famous cheesesteak proprietors: Tony Luke Jr. (Tony Luke's), Frank Olivieri (Pat's Steaks), and Geno Vento (Geno's Steaks).

In addition to the main game, Poker Night in America will also host its second Ladies Night which will feature TV table regulars, including: Jennifer Shahade, Beth Shak, Jamie Kerstetter, Christina Lindley, Ebony Kenney and Karina Jett.

As well as recording the action and editing it for CBS Sports later in the year, a TV crew will be onsite throughout the cash games so audiences around the world can watch it live. By visiting the Poker Night in America website, fans will be able to see all the hole cards and listen to commentary while some of the game's finest play for thousands of dollars.

Tags: Phil Hellmuth, Poker Night in America