|A deal between PokerZone Television, Two Way TV and Zone4Play’s betting brand, The Winner Channel will see a two hour play-along show broadcast daily on Sky on the PokerZone TV channel.|
Face Up Hold ‘Em is a Texas Hold ‘Em poker game played live with every hand revealed to viewers at home. Viewers can play-along by predicting which player will win at the start of every round. At every step of the game viewers get to see the mathematical strength of each players’ hand to help make their predictions.
Home players can interact with the show in a number of ways. They can either play for fun, or can bet on the outcome of each game for real money with a minimum stake of £1.
Jim Sibcy, managing director of PokerZone TV, said, 'Face Up Hold ‘Em adds a new dimension to poker programming – it’s educational for players, and it offers everyone at home the chance of playing along for fun or for real money. We think this is a great addition to our channel'.
Jean de Fougerolles, Two Way TV’s chief executive officer, added, 'It's revealing to see how dramatically the strength of a great opening hand, like a King / Ace can change when another King appears in one or your opponents’ pocket cards. You just don’t get this in regular poker shows.'