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Mori Eskandani: Can This Man Save Televised Poker In The U.S.?

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Apr 04, 2012


Most of us are still focused on the aftermath of Black Friday, April 15, 2011, and the Department of Justice closing U.S. borders to the operators of the largest online poker sites in the world. These events hit American poker players hard. Many were stiffed money, players lost sponsorships and, overall, the poker economy took a dramatic hit. The shutdown also disrupted the flow of poker television programming. For years, households were treated to more and more poker shows. After Black Friday, with offshore poker sites getting kicked out of the American market, funding for TV production took a serious hit, with the number of shows dwindling from the twenties to just a handful. No one knows this better than Mori Eskandani. As the president of POKER PROductions, a company he started to fill the rising need for original poker programming, Eskandani has played a big part in getting a ...

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