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High-est Stakes Poker Ever

The Price to Play Goes Up


Daniel Negreanu has provided many memorable moments on High Stakes Poker.Two hundred thousand dollars. That’s the minimum for how much players will have to buy in for on the fifth season of High Stakes Poker.

The unprecedented amount highlights the newest season of the poker series that regularly features the richest cash games in television history.

In all prior seasons, the series began with players buying in for "only" $100,000. However, by the end of last season, the amount was upped to $500,000 per player.

High Stakes Poker, by a wide margin, has become a must-see on Game Show Network for poker players and poker fans all over the world,” said Henry Orenstein, an executive producer of the show.

The cash game will be held at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with GSN in filming their fifth season of High Stakes Poker,” said Brett Kellerman, the chief operating officer for the Golden Nugget. “It is a perfect fit for the players, the fans, and the Golden Nugget.”

Production of the new season will occur Dec. 19-21, and while the network hasn’t publicized which players will compete yet, they are more than subtly hinting that the audience won’t be disappointed.

“I am very excited about the mix of players that we will bring together for this next season,” said Mori Eskandani, an executive producer of the show. “Viewers are in for a thrill.”

Past participants have included Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, and Jamie Gold.



over 13 years ago

Last season I thought they bought in for 1/2 million


over 13 years ago

A) read the whole article cause its in there... ..."In all prior seasons, the series began with players buying in for "only" $100,000. However, by the end of last season, the amount was upped to $500,000 per player."

B) that was only for the second half of the season


over 13 years ago

these losers make it good because the real deal at the venetian is a joke. Thank god i got my money refunded.


over 13 years ago

When the WPT moved to GSN, my cable company(Charter) changed their channel line-up and made GSN a premium channel to make us buy a bigger package! SCREW Charter and ALL the cable companies, they're ALL CROOKS!!!


over 13 years ago

cable companies ARE crooks, I work for Nielsen TV Ratings and I deal with them all over the metro area. If you need these channels go satellite - its much better now than it has been for lost signals, they have increased number of satellites and technology is better, I have had it at my new place for 4 months now and we lost signal for only 2 minues ONCE, thats better than most cable systems!!!