Poker Night in America is a national series by Rush Street Interactive (RSI). The show focuses on showing poker content, especially Sit & Go and cash games, on the CBS Sports Network. Starting May 15, 2023, the series is launching Studio 52, a new program that will feature an assortment of poker and more content.
The show is the first poker residency aired from a studio on private property in Las Vegas. The 10,000 square feet mansion is owned by Todd Anderson, the founder of Poker Night. He will invite the who's who in the poker world to join the show.
The CEO of RSI, Richard Schwartz, said that Studio 52 would redefine a live poker show. He was thrilled to announce that BetRivers played a significant role in bringing a new definition to poker entertainment.
Exciting Guest List
Studio 52 is a dream come true for Anderson. As such, he is not leaving anything to imperfection. Having spent 20 years in the poker world gave Anderson an opportunity to create a who's who of a guest list.
He promises his audience to expect recognizable faces. He also promised to break the usual and do things that were impossible to do in a commercial casino.
One of the guests you can expect is Lon McEachern. Lon has spent over 20 years commentating on the World Series of Poker. He is also known as the voice of poker at ESPN.
Joey Ingram and Lily Kiletto will also feature in the show. The creators of the Aceholes poker podcast, Nikki Limo and Caitlin Comeskey, are also on the list. Jason Somerville, the CEO of Run It Up Studios, will also be a guest.
You can also expect to see and hear from Robbi Jade Lew. Jade was involved in a poker cheating scandal that went down during one of the live episodes at Hustler Casino Live. A poker coach, Lexy Gavin-Mather, will also join the series.
The set for Studio 52 has a kitchen, a game pavilion, a wine cave, a luxury suite, and other amenities. As such, you can expect other guests and entertainers. For instance, the show will feature several world-class mixologists and chefs.
RSI Plans to Launch Online Poker Soon
Studio 52 comes as RSI plans to relaunch Run It Once Poker. In March 2023, the founder of Run It Once Poker, Phil Galfond, suggested that RSI would relaunch his company soon. The poker room will be powered by BetRivers, the iGaming brand for RSI.
Rush Street Interactive made a cash and stock deal with Galfond in March 2022. The deal left Galfond $5.8 million richer. The deal would allow Run It Once Poker to enter the U.S. legally.
RSI confirmed this development when Schwartz confirmed in May 2022 that his company would launch online poker in the U.S. The company also bought Poker Night for 4.9.
Interestingly, Galfond will be a guest in Poker Night in America's new show. According to Anderson, there will be a red carpet for attending guests.