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High-Stakes Players (Characters) Needed for Poker Night in America

If you happen to be the outgoing, gregarious type with a bankroll of anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000 and have a desire to appear on television playing poker and participating in the shenanigans that poker players engage in away from the felt, please continue reading.

If you wear a hoodie, sunglasses, and listen to music or whatever your pleasure via a headset while seated at the poker table in order to avoid the incessant ramblings of your tablemates, then you may want to move on to reading poker news stories found at other sites.

The new creative director of Poker Night in America, Nolan Dalla, has announced via his blog and the poker TV show website that the show is looking for some fun characters (er, players) to join a dozen invited pros in both cash games and tournament play. Those players selected will be flown from Las Vegas to New York and will be filmed as much behind the scenes as they will playing poker.

That means no areas are off-limits, as all the goings-on at bars, restaurants, golf courses, airplane rides, and perhaps even in hotel rooms may be broadcast to viewers at home who can live vicariously through the poker players being filmed. So if you have a hankering to become a poker star along with the bankroll to back it up, this casting call is for you.

Players wishing to apply can send an email or video or anything at all explaining why they should be chosen to Andy Rich via [email protected] The number of players selected is unknown and is dependent upon the qulaity of submissions received from “wild cards in this deck of jokers,” as Dalla so succinctly stated in reference to the type of poker players sought.

Winning entries are guaranteed transportation via a private jet, four nights stay at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York, and a television appearance playing poker and likely all points in-between. Players desiring more information can check out Dalla’s blog at or the Poker Night in America website at But hurry because the casting call is only open for a limited amount of time!

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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.