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World Poker TourThe setup is simple in the Travel Channel's World Poker Tour -- people sit around a table covered with green felt playing Texas Hold 'Em. Through...World Poker TourSportsThe setup is simple in the Travel Channel's World Poker Tour -- people sit around a table covered with green felt playing Texas Hold 'Em. Through...2004-07-07
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World Poker Tour

Genre: Sports; Broadcaster: Travel Channel

The setup is simple in the Travel Channel’s World Poker Tour – people sit around a table covered with green felt playing Texas Hold ‘Em. Through the magic of teeny-weeny cameras placed at each seat, you see the two cards each player is initially dealt. Then the gradual revealing of five more cards through rounds of betting provides built-in suspense.

Don’t know how to play? No worries. For ”World Poker Tour,” your expert hosts are Mike Sexton, dispenser of such folksy quips as ”I’ve seen better hands on a chicken,” and the equally affable Vince Van Patten – yes, scion of the Van Patten dynasty headed by Dick (”Eight Is Enough”) Van Patten and himself a star of late-period ”Baywatch” (1996?97) as well as a 1983 cockfighting movie called ”Rooster: Spurs of Death!” that I may have to hunt down on eBay.

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