Season Seven of High Stakes Poker to Tape Mid-November and Begin Airing in February

by Lou on October 26, 2010

Season seven of High Stakes Poker—most poker players favorite televised poker show—will begin filming from November 18 – 20, with plans to begin airing it sometime around Valentine’s Day.  Both host Gabe Kaplan (pictured left) and co-host Kara Scott will return, along with the usual cast of regulars and some new faces too.

Five players have appeared on all six previous seasons of the show, and I’m guessing Doyle Brunson, Antonio Esfandiari, Barry Greenstein, Eli Elezra, and Daniel Negreanu will all be back for season seven too.

In addition to these five, I expect to see Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, Phil Laak, and Tom Dwan back too, along with maybe Phil Hellmuth and some new faces to fill out the show.

Season Six players at the $400-$800 game bought in for $200,000 each, with the exception of Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan, who each bought in for $500,000.  Last year Ivey quickly busted Phil Hellmuth, who then vowed to beat him for a million or two in a cash game.  So there’s some unfinished business, though there’s no guarantee at this point that Hellmuth will be back to try and make good on his statement.

You won’t see as many prop bets this year, which were discouraged by Executive producer Mori Eskandani, who doesn’t want viewers at home to be bogged down with players prop betting in addition to poker.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for this show to go back on the air.

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