LAS VEGAS (September 21, 2015) – Poker Central®, the world’s only 24/7 Poker™ TV network and producers of the Super High Roller Series™, today announced that poker pro Maria Ho will host ‘Poker Central Live with Maria Ho’, a new interactive, live show on Poker Central’s Twitch TV channel.
“We are excited to welcome Maria Ho to Poker Central,” said Clint Stinchcomb, CEO of Poker Central. “As one of the best female poker pros in the world, her knowledge of the game, and her great personality and charm, make Maria a welcome addition to our team.”
Beginning late September, ‘Poker Central Live with Maria Ho’ will have Twitch viewers watching as Maria plays poker online while chatting with celebrities and fellow famed poker professionals. The show is an exciting way for fans to learn how Maria plays the game while she spends time with celebrities from in and out of the poker world. The show will include clips from other Poker Central programs, accompanied by Maria’s commentary, to help viewers learn more about what they can expect from the new network. Maria’s show will stream multiple times every week for several hours. “Poker Central Live with Maria Ho will showcase new Poker Central talent and new programs, in a fun and interactive way, and allow poker fans to be a part of the action,” added Stinchcomb.
"I'm so thrilled to be a part of Poker Central's vision to drive and broadcast innovative programming through various platforms,” said Maria Ho. “I can't wait to interact via Twitch with poker fans from all over the world and bring a glimpse of the poker world and its culture into their homes."
Poker Central’s Twitch lineup is one of many ways that Poker Central is blurring the lines between traditional TV and OTT. “From Day One, Poker Central will be available internationally, through multiple platforms, and will include interactive, fun programs like Maria’s new show,” added Stinchcomb. “Poker Central Live with Maria Ho is just one example of how Poker Central plans to use social media to promote the network and our distribution partnerships.”
Ready to Watch?
To watch Poker Central Live with Maria Ho, create an account on Twitch at www.twitch.tv and follow the Poker Central channel at www.twitch.tv/pokercentral. You’ll be notified as new shows are live. Also connect with Poker Central on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pokercentral and Twitter at www.twitter.com/pokercentral for updates on when Maria’s show will air.
In partnership with Poker Central, Maria will host a number of contests for fans of the show. Prizes will include Poker Central apparel, Super High Roller Series memorabilia, and unique fan experiences. Be sure to tune in for your chance to win!
About Maria Ho
Maria Ho is a record-breaking professional poker player and TV personality. With $2.6 million in poker tournament earnings, Maria is one of the top-ranked female poker players in the world. Born in Taipei, Taiwan and raised in the U.S., Maria’s impressive resume of live tournament results include 32 World Series of Poker cashes, 3 WSOP final tables, 4 World Poker Tour cashes, and 7 additional final tables on the professional tour. She is the first and only player to be the World Series of Poker “Last Woman Standing” three times over (WSOP and WSOPE) and she was the Most-Cashing Female at both the 2012 and 2014 WSOPs. On television, Maria is known for appearances on the Emmy-winning 15th season of Amazing Race, season three of American Idol, and for her work as a television host and commentator on the Heartland Poker Tour (2013-2015) and currently as co-host for Poker Night In America: The Tour.
About Poker Central®
Poker Central is the world’s only 24/7 PokerTM TV network. Going live on October 1st 2015, Poker Central’s non-stop coverage of everything poker captivates viewers with thrilling victories, heartbreaking defeats and fortunes made. Located in Las Vegas, Poker Central offers unique access every day to celebrity players, tips and strategies from the pros, player profiles, and exclusive poker tournaments from stunning destinations around the globe. Poker Central is committed to delighting poker enthusiasts and advancing the game of poker worldwide. For more information, visit www.pokercentral.com; www.facebook.com/pokercentral and www.twitter.com/pokercentral.
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