‘No Gamble, No Future’ Shakes Up Traditional Television Cash Games at PokerGO

July 25, 2022
‘No Gamble, No Future’ Shakes Up Traditional Television Cash Games at PokerGO

Poker fans have a new cash game to check out in August. PokerGO is launching a new high-stakes televised poker show called No Gamble, No Future on Aug. 1. 

Brent Hanks and Jeff Platt host the show from the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas. The two have plenty of history together after running the popular podcast by the same name. The goal is to bring more entertaining aspects of poker to the screen.

“Since our days hosting the podcast, No Gamble, No Future the brand has truly taken on a life of its own,” PokerGO director of programming and co-host Brent Hanks said. “In many ways, it’s become a lifestyle. Now, we’ll get to see it all play out on the biggest stage in poker.

“We understand the poker viewing audience wants to see entertaining poker content and we look forward to delivering just that with No Gamble, No Future. The lineups will be fun, the stakes will be big, and the action will be electric.”

Platt is excited for the new series as well and hopes the new venture brings some new dynamics to the poker genre as well as new players.

“The sky’s the limit for this show,” Platt told USPoker. “I think the atmosphere No Gamble, No Future creates will introduce a new wave of players to the game.  I’m really excited to see how season one plays out. “

Entertaining poker is the goal

No Gamble, No Future’s first season one starts off the action with some familiar names. Players such as Maria Ho, Rob “Boston Rob” Mariano, Nick Schulman, Eric Persson, Patrik Antonius, Lynne Ji, Jimmy D’Ambrosio, and Matt Berkey are all lined up to shake things up on the felt.

“(In regards to) the amount of gamble that our players have in them and how that plays out on set, I think we’ll see some of the craziest hands that people will talk about for years to come,” Platt says.

Amanda Negreanu serves as a host, interviewing players in between hands.  The show centers around cash games but will work in the occasional Sit & Go into the series as well. No Gamble, No Future promises to offer a wide range of buy-in levels, from mid stakes to high stakes. The premiere episode features $200-$400 blinds with a $100,000 minimum buy-in.

At a time when many high stakes pros may not chat or show emotion, the new show looks to be the opposite. Fans can tune and watch some entertainment and less GTO, range versus range, and three-bet discussions.

“This is not your typical live-streamed/televised cash game,” Platt says. “Strategy talk? Not going to get it here. Excessive tanking? Not on this show. I can promise you that this show will carry with it the most table talk we’ve ever seen in poker.”

A prop bet bonanza

Show producers also plan to re-introduce the “prop bet” to televised poker. Short for “propositional bet,” these wagers generally aren’t directly tied to the game at hand.

Poker prop bets have been around for years and add fun to the mix when players make things interesting. Platt thinks these fun wagers will be something unique for fans to latch onto.

“We have a plan to introduce prop bets to the game that will involve using our state-of-the-art PokerGO Studio to draw the players’ attention,” he says. “It’ll be like a mini-sportsbook is stationed on set. We’re really curious as to how this new element will work out, and how it could change the game.”

Recreational fans are also already excited for what’s to come.

“I think I have seen almost every YouYube high stakes poker show known to man,” south New Jersey poker player Rafi Rasheedian says. “I can’t wait to check out this new show, it’s about time someone created a new cash game series.”

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