Ten Network introduces live poker game for revenue raiser

poker tenChannel Ten’s digital channel One is to start airing a Tuesday night show in which viewers can play along live to poker hands being shown on screen in the hope of winning $500.

Poker Showdown, which has already been tested in regional broadcasts, sees four  Texas Holdem poker hands drawn on screen along with a five card board. Viewers have two minutes to send in a 55c text guessing the winner. Those guessing correctly go into a draw to win a Sanity music voucher ranging from $100 to $500 with each winner announced before the next hand begins.

There are eight games within each one hour show.

Mobile technology firm OpenMarket and Southern Cross Austereo were involved in developing the show. Robert Huxley, executive producer of the show, said: “We have broken new ground. We are delighted with how successfully the show ran in such a dynamic format with winners announced virtually instantly. We know this is an Australian first, but it may also be a world first.”

Comments


  1. awesome
    24 Sep 12
    3:29 pm

  2. …who want’s a Sanity music voucher?

  3. Anita
    24 Sep 12
    3:34 pm

  4. Regional TV represent!!

  5. Dave
    24 Sep 12
    4:07 pm

  6. So 8 hands per hour means we’re getting 7mins 30s per hand, of which 2 mins is the actual hand itself.

    Can’t wait to see the other 5:30 of analysis, instant replays, and advertising.

  7. Ben
    24 Sep 12
    4:13 pm

  8. There are still Sanity stores?

  9. Mac
    24 Sep 12
    4:48 pm

  10. Hang-on. Is that description right?

    “Viewers have two minutes to send in a 55c text guessing the winner. Those guessing correctly win a Sanity music voucher ranging from $100 to $500 with each winner announced before the next hand begins.”

    There are four hands. So you have a 1/4 chance of guessing the winning hand.

    That means that with a $2.20 investment (one pick on each hand) you a guaranteed a win – and you are guaranteed to win a voucher worth a minimum of $100 !

    Or would it be more correct to say that only one of those who guess correctly is given a voucher?

    Mac

  11. Viewer
    24 Sep 12
    5:29 pm

  12. Not sure a programme which encourages gambling is a good idea.

  13. Adam Paull
    24 Sep 12
    5:55 pm

  14. At least they’re not doing it topless.

  15. Molly
    24 Sep 12
    10:19 pm

  16. Is Russel on it?

  17. mumbrella
    25 Sep 12
    9:56 am

  18. Hi Mac,

    Not quite – they go into a draw if they answer correctly – now amended – my bad.

    Cheers,

    Tim – Mumbrella

  19. PT
    26 Sep 12
    8:10 pm

  20. It’ll most likely be the Ten Network’s highest rating show..

  21. wayne
    27 Sep 12
    10:56 am

  22. bring back The Mint