The Venetian will be running a poker-themed stage show called The Real Deal! this fall. Two poker pros (Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, and seven others are participating) will compete with six audience members in a poker tournament. Audience members will accumulate points by using seat-mounted touch-screen devices. A three-handed finale will feature the chip-leading pro, the final surviving amateur, and the point leader from the audience. No TV plans have been announced yet, but The Real Deal!'s Director of Technology Erick Brownstein says "we'll be taping every show and as you may have noticed, the members of our team have extensive TV backgrounds. A betting man would lay money on us using the experience in the theater to create a fresh and new poker TV concept."
See also: The Real Deal! web site, press release, and our previous coverage.