PokerStars The Big Game
High-Definition Poker Show
The Big Game from PokerStars.net airs on Fox and online at PokerStars.net. FLDA Lighting Designer Bruce Ferri brought his signature lighting style to the six week poker program. “We shot for six days at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, covering 150 hands of poker per day,” explains Ferri. “In total, we shot 900 hands of poker to get six weeks of programming. Each round of 150 hands is five days of broadcast episodes. It was actually really interesting because poker is unpredictable and the stakes are high.”
The Big Game is a no limit hold’ em cash game and the table features five players from the Team PokerStars Pros and the sixth seat is a Loose Cannon player, an amateur who made an impression playing online poker at the PokerStars.net website. There is a minimum buy-in of $100,000, the Loose Cannon is staked the 100 grand by PokerStars and there is a 150-hand limit per round. The Team PokerStars Pro members featured in the first week are Daniel Negreanu, Doyle Brunson, Phil Laak, Tony G and Phil Hellmuth; and Loose Cannon player Ernest Wiggins.