Following the colossal return of the famous late-night poker TV show Poker After Dark, the organizers shared that the name of the favored-by-all poker player Tom Dwan appeared on the list of all participants, after he was away from the limelight for a few years.
The return of Tom Dwan in the hour-long poker TV show reminds very much of the story of the return of the prodigal son. After a long break of a few years, it was announced that Dwan is to participate in the minimum $100,000 buy-in cash game, which is set to kick off on Monday next week, and more precisely on 14th August. The event, in which Dwan will take a shot will continue for 3 days at the Aria in Las Vegas. It should be noted that this is not the first high roller event hosted by Aria Resort and Casino.
In an exclusive interview, Dwan explained that he used the time to travel, but he did not stop playing poker. He added that he visited some of the world’s most popular gambling hubs like Macau and Manila, and his fans were always asking him about the Poker After Dark shows. He also shared that he really missed the poker program, as well.
Poker After Dark aired on NBC from 2007, but it was cancelled on 23rd September 2011, totalling 354 episodes and 7 seasons. The reason for its cancellation is a criminal case against its sponsor Full Tilt Poker (and others). Full Tilt Poker and Cereus, the founders of the 3 largest online poker companies, were accused of violating the American online gambling law. The case became well-known under the name “Black Friday” criminal case”. Fortunately, Poker Central decided to take over the TV poker show and bring it back to life.
Ali Nejad will be again in the booth, performing the role of the commentator of the poker events. Poker Central announced that the new season of the poker program will unfold high-stakes cash games and sit & go tournaments.
Following its established tradition, Poker After Dark is to present different variations of poker between professionals such as Daniel Negreanu, Tom Dwan and many more. However, the show also features some drastic changes, one of which is that it will stream live from Monday to Wednesday on PokerGo.com. What is more is that Mixed Games will have no separate rotation as these will be added to the No-Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha.
The poker enthusiasts seem to be already impatient to watch the poker heavyweight Tom Dwan again in action. It will be an epic poker duel between some of the most prominent poker pros. The show streamed live for the first time after the unexpected year-long “break” on 7th August.