PokerStars launching new TV show The Shark Cage

pokerstars shark cageTelevised poker had a pretty good run from about 2003 through 2006, but since the Poker Boom went from waxing to waning poker shows have not exactly been bringing in the ratings for networks. But PokerStars isn’t giving up on the television just yet, announcing a new project called The Shark Cage.

Promotion details

Think you have what it takes to travel the world and beat the biggest names in poker for $1,000,000 on TV? The Shark Cage is your shot at making it happen! It’s a new TV show where poker legends from around the world and Team PokerStars Pro will compete in televised heats for a place in the final.

The Shark Cage is an interesting concept, where online poker players at PokerStars will get the chance to play in qualifying tournaments, with the Top 50 finishers moving on to the audition stage of the show. From there the “winners” will take part in one of eight qualifying heats held at PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) stops around the globe, beginning with the PokerStars PCA in January 2014.

PokerStars players can earn multiple tickets depending on the amount they deposit. For every $20 a player deposits during the qualifying stage they will receive one Shark Cage tournament ticket, up to a maximum of six, but only if they enter the proper bonus code when depositing.

Here is a look at the bonus code for ach deposit amount:

* $20 — SHARKCAGE1

* $40 — SHARKCAGE2

* $60 — SHARKCAGE3

* $80 — SHARKCAGE4

* $100 — SHARKCAGE5

* $120 — SHARKCAGE6

For more information on The Shark Cage you can visit the PokerStars website.

PokerStars previous forays into TV

In addition to sponsoring a number of poker-related shows, PokerStars produced their own televised poker show dubbed, The Big Game. The Big Game was actually a very good product, but as Season 2 began Black Friday hit, and the episodes were only offered online.

With its “pros vs. amateurs” format, it would seem that The Shark Cage will be somewhat similar to The Big Game, only switching from a cash-games setting to a tournament.


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