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On this episode of Real Talk, Mike Sexton and Maria Ho sit down with yours truly to discuss the impact poker on TV had for the evolution and growth of the game. Ho and Sexton have both been on the player and presenter side, giving a unique insight into how the game and everything around it changed drastically over the last 20 years.

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Mike Sexton is a member of the Poker Hall of Fame with $6.6 million in career tournament earnings but he’s most known as the anchor for the World Poker Tour. From the start of one of the world’s biggest and most successful tours, Sexton was the main man on screen for every final table until he became the chairman of partypoker in 2017.

Maria Ho has nearly $3 million in career tournament earnings and was inducted into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame earlier this year. Ho was the last woman standing in the WSOP Main Event in both 2007 and 2014, and a host of a plethora of poker shows such as the Poker Masters, U.S. Poker Open, Super High Roller Bowl, Heartland Poker Tour, CBS Sports’ The Final Table and many more.

Want to hear all the takes and thoughts from Sexton and Ho about poker on TV? Watch the full episode of Real Talk right now!

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Maria Ho, Mike Sexton