This isn’t the Shark Tank. There’s no deals to be made here. Just you and a bunch of pros on TV playing for $1 million. PokerStars is launching a new TV show where top names players and Team PokerStars members feed on online qualifiers (and each other) all for audience enjoyment. It’s called “The Shark Cage” not to be confused with the Humberto Brenes MMA reality show of the same name.
Qualifiers, and some who are actually cast by the production, will play in a series of heats on the EPT all in attempt to play for a winner take all prize of $1m. The promotion promises “plenty of trash-talk and exciting action” as well as some new just-for-TV features such as a “shot clock” with each player needing to make decisions in under 30 seconds and if you get bluffed on the river, you take a one orbit penalty. Finally, all players are contractually bound to not make a deal for the first place prize.
Want to see how you can win your way into the Cage? Check out the promotional page presented by PokerStars.