No Full Tilt Pros in High Stakes Poker Season 7?

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2010. December 13. |
Full Tilt Poker is considering not letting their sponsored pros participate in the upcoming season of High Stakes Poker. They do not want to have their players in a PokerStars-owned TV show.
Since PokerStars bought the show and its archives, Full Tilt does not like the idea of their pros playing without badges in their main rival's tv show.

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Barry Greenstein informed the public on 2+2 forums about his talks with FTP owner Howard Lederer:

"Full Tilt has two major concerns. First is they don't like their players playing when PokerStars is the sponsor of the show. (I assume Full Tilt can buy ad time but I didn't check this out with GSN or PokerStars.) Secondly, they were unhappy that PokerStars bought the HSP archives. In the early seasons of HSP, the players didn't wear logos, so FTP is concerned that viewers will be able to go to pokerstars.tv and see the FTP players without logos and be confused by their affiliation."

It seems, it's all about business again. However, PokerStars do not intend to have their logo in the table felt, Full Tilt is still "on tilt".

We must add though, as 'Rounder_82' commented in the same thread: "FTP started this BS by not letting PS pros into PAD.
PS is in theory doing the right thing by not allowing FTP logos/graphics to appear, however, in the end, we just want to see the best players play poker."


We absolutely agree with this point, the whole thing should be about entertaining the viewers by all means, and not letting Dwan, Ivey, Elezra or Antonius play is really counterproductive, and unfair. Maybe Full Tilt shouldn't concentrate on money this much...

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