The Effect of Poker on the Television Industry
The sport of poker has gambled its way to compete on primetime television. The "ESPN summer series, out-rated baseball throughout the dog days and playoff chases" (Quindt), and the Travel Channel, also affected by poker, has tripled their number of viewers for the World Poker Tour compared to last year's numbers.
The game of most popularity is Texas Hold'em, but on television, in movies, and in books they play No Limit Texas Hold'em. The only difference is that in No Limit any player may chose to go "all-in" putting all his money in on a single hand. When the game of poker is played on…
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