Discussion in 'The Bar' started by HaroldJackson, Oct 28, 2014.
was pretty popular a few years ago. seems to have died off as of late.
It's still going strong. US making Internet poker illegal has killed advertising dollars for TV poker though so not as much on tv these days.
black friday really hurt the poker industry.
also, their television decisions have not been good.
broadcasting the wsop final table in its entirety is retarded. unless youre a serious player, mn one wants to watch 16+ hour poker sessions where you cant even see the players' hole cards.
also, the other poker shows should have focused more on the players who people are familiar with (negreanus, iveys, helmuths of the world), rather than being overrun with a ton of other players who, while being better than the famous players, are far less known. people like rooting for/against people they know.
and a big one is that the economy is still basically shit. people dont have disposable cash anymore. a lot of tournaments have had to lower buy-ina just to get respectable fields.
the whole full tilt scam couldnt have helped either