This Week in Poker debuted several new episodes of shows on PokerGO featuring the new reality series Major Wager hosted by Joey Ingram, Poker After Dark returned for three nights of action after the Labor Day holiday with “Rumble with Jungle” – featuring Daniel “Jungleman” Cates and Daniel Negreanu bet big on himself for the upcoming Poker Masters.
Major Wager Debuts on PokerGO
The all new reality series Major Wager hosted by Joey Ingram premiered on September 5th with two episodes and a new show rolled each day after. The show pits poker’s biggest personalities against each other in performance-based prop bets with dignity and pride on the line.
Ingram teamed up with Daniel Negreanu, Samantha Abernathy and Antonio Esfandiari with challenges all around Las Vegas. From pole dancing to busking on Fremont Street to racing Ferraris – Ingram didn’t leave much off the table.
The loser of each episode faced a unique punishment designed to humiliate – which Ingram was all too eager to dish out.
Daniel Negreanu Bets Big on Himself for Poker Masters
The inaugural Poker Masters is less than a week away and Daniel Negreanu booked some major side action on himself. Negreanu booked multiple $50,000 must-win Purple Jacket bets after he announced his action on social media and within hours booked action from an estimated 20+ players.
He tweeted later that he would consider upping the stakes to $100,000 per player in some instances. Should Negreanu win the five-event high stakes series, he could win seven figures in side action.
Rumble with Jungle(man) on Poker After Dark
Daniel Cates debuted on Poker After Dark for three episodes of “Rumble with Jungle” and brought an all-star lineup with him. Doug Polk and Isaac Haxton stepped foot on set for the first time with two nights of cash game action and one $50,000 winner-take-all Sit & Go.
Jason Koon took some beats a couple weeks ago during “Voices Carry”, but softened the blow with winning Tuesday’s tournament and profiting with a solid run of cards during the cash game.
Frank Kassela, Matt Berkey and Brian Rast also took to the felt, with Kassela playing on PAD for the first time. Though he continues to play with some of the old guard heavily featured during the classic episodes, Kassela is considering a retirement that involves playing poker full time.