At the end of 2014, Poker Night in America (PNIA) announced that CBS Network picked up its show for the next two seasons. The premier of the second season of PNIA, which is now moved to 10:00 p.m. Mondays, took place last week. Its first stop of the current year will be at the Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget from January 16 – 19.
PNIA, a high-stakes ring poker game will be broadcast on television and played by famous stars such as James Woods, thrice winner of the Emmy Award and poker enthusiast; Richard Roeper, the film critic, who will be appearing on the show for the second time; and Craig Carton, who co-hosts the WFAN Radio show “Boomer and Carton in the Morning” with Boomer Esiason.
Woods, who has been nominated for the Academy Award twice and is widely acclaimed for his performance in films such as Ghosts of Mississippi and Casino and TV shows such as Ray Donovan and Shark, regularly plays at the Borgata and the World Series of Poker (WSOP). Nolan Dalla of PNIA said: “Woods is sure to deliver another performance that’s well worth watching.”
Roeper, who had take part in the Turning Stone stop at Upstate New York, will join Woods for a movie presentation in memory of the most famous poker movie scenes, a segment that will be shot for an upcoming episode.
A number of professional poker players such as Jared Jaffee, Matt Glantz, Mike Dentale, Travell Thomas, and Ken Aldridge will also take part in this show. Linda Kenney Baden, one of the top criminal lawyers of the US and poker enthusiast, will appear on the PNIA for the second time. Last year, she won big money playing poker in Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino.
New poker players such as Dan Shak, who has earned as much as $7 million playing live poker tournaments alone; Wendeen Eolis, the first female player to finish in the cash at a WSOP Main Event; Katie Stone, the founder of Grindettes, a group of female poker players seeking to dominate the world of poker; and Matt Stout, who has earned over $1 million playing at WSOP events alone, will also take part in the event.
The PNIA’s stop at the Golden Nugget will form part of the casino resort’s Grand Poker Series, which will end in a $1k buy-in NL Hold’em Main Event on January 16.
Those interested can find additional information at PokerNight.com.