Late Night Poker begins filming its next season of television shows on October 23, 2007. After first airing in 1999, PartyPoker Late Night Poker continues to be one of the most popular televised poker events in the world.
The new season will be filmed over the course of five days in Cardiff and will be aired in early 2008 on Channel 4 in the UK and Ireland. Some of the show's most popular personalities are returning to the show, including David "Devilfish" Ulliott, Padraig Parkinson, Marcel Luske, Jamie Gold, and members of the Hendon Mob. There are new additions to the player roster this season as well, like Annette Obrestad, Roland de Wolfe, Robert Williamson III, Jen Mason, and Jon Kalmar.
Two more newcomers to Late Night Poker will make their debut on the televised poker scene. One is Maud Muller, a Hollander who finished second in the European Pop Idol TV series. The other is Polish television journalist Agnieszka Rylik, who has reportedly been receiving poker coaching recently from Mike Sexton.
The prize pool for this series of Late Night Poker will be $335,000, which includes $90,000 added by PartyPoker , and $125,000 first prize will be awarded the winner. There will be seven heats with seven players, then the semi-final and final rounds, which is the original format that dates back to its 1999 premiere. The majority of the 49 players will buy in for $5,000, while several players will win their seats through online tournaments on PartyPoker.
Each PartyPoker winner will receive a prize package valued at $7,500 that includes a six-night stay at the luxury Cardiff Hilton, $800 spending money, and the tournament buy-in. Tournaments on PartyPoker are currently running to allow the best online players to qualify for this unique television and poker experience.
Late Night Poker will be filmed by Presentable, produced by Rob Thomas, and presented by Vicky Coren. The tournament director will be Thomas Kremser. More details about the celebrity special table to be included in the filming, as well as the exact air dates, will be released in the near future.