Las Vegas, NV – July 20, 2018 – Poker Central®, the ultimate destination for fans of poker tournaments and lifestyle away from the tables, and digital video agency CakeWorks are giving fans rare behind-the-scenes insight into the extreme emotional highs and lows from some of the most famous poker hands ever captured on television. “Hand Histories” is an interview-driven short form documentary series that features the world’s biggest poker stars narrating their iconic wins and losses.
Players featured in “Hand Histories” will include Daniel Negreanu, Brian Rast, Matt Affleck, Bryan Piccioli, Joseph Cheong, and Jeremy Ausmus. The premiere episode featuring Matt Affleck will be available free for a limited time on Poker Central’s YouTube channel. Following the July 23 series premiere, additional episodes will launch through the rest of the week exclusively on PokerGO.
“Whether they play for the titles or the prize money, the turn of a card can bring the highest high or the lowest low for an individual poker player,” said Sam Simmons, vice president of content for Poker Central. “We’re looking forward to sharing with our viewers the visceral stories behind these well-known hands – directly from the players who lived them.”
“We’re proud to bring these thrilling tales to the screens of poker’s superfans and aspiring players,” said Rebecca Paoletti, CEO and co-founder of CakeWorks. “And are grateful to the poker stars involved in this series, who were so candid with us about the hands that changed their lives – for better and for worse.”
“Hand Histories” will add to an established content partnership between Poker Central and CakeWorks following their collaboration on “INSIDERS: Super High Roller Bowl 2018,” which launched on PokerGO in May. For more information please visit www.pokergo.com.
About Poker Central®
Poker Central is the ultimate destination for fans of poker tournaments, cash games, and lifestyle away from the tables. Poker Central delivers poker’s most premier live events around the world via PokerGO, its direct-to-consumer OTT subscription service, as well as through network television distribution. PokerGO delivers over 100 days of live poker on an annual basis alongside a video-on-demand library that features original series and classic poker programming. Streaming and televised tournaments include its owned tournaments, such as Super High Roller Bowl and Poker Masters, along with The World Series of Poker, ARIA High Roller Series, and WPT final tables, among others. For more information, visit www.pokercentral.com and www.pokergo.com.
CakeWorks is a full-service video agency and content studio headquartered in New York, with an office in San Francisco. We specialize in end-to-end video strategy, product development, content programming, production, monetization and distribution to help businesses launch better video experiences, grow viewership, engage with new audiences and increase revenue. CakeWorks’ clients are media powerhouses – STX Entertainment, Complex Media, Meredith Corp., Refinery29, MGM, Billboard, New Form, Poker Central, Time, Inc. and Omnicom, to name a few – and the innovative technology platforms (e.g. Taboola, OpenX, Ooyala and Videology) that drive them. For more info, go to http://cake-works.com, or follow CakeWorks: @cakeworksvideo #videoiscake