Excerpts from Serious Sports News Network:
World Poker Tour Enterprises... has announced a new series of events designed to revive the sagging ratings for poker shows.
WPT President Steve Lipscomb made the announcement today.... "we’ve now created a new wrinkle to the classic American card game. We call it the All-In Poker Tour."
"With our new All-In Tour, it’s ‘all-in, all the time.’"
"I understand why some players would be upset at the changes.... What they fail to understand is that TV poker is now less about poker and more about TV," Lipscomb said, responding to the players’ concerns.
"Nobody wants to hear about strategy and pot-odds and hand analysis. If TV viewers wanted to think, they’d watch ‘Jeopardy’. What we want is the ‘Deal or No Deal’ audience. More cards, more luck and more action, less of that strategerization and thinky-type stuff."