PokerGo Goes Big On High Stakes Action with New Home Game Series

December 9th, 2019 | by Greg Shaun

Poker Central’s mission to create unique content will move another step forward on December 10 when the first episode of Rob’s Home Games goes live.

PokerGo Rob Yong

PokerGo is set to stream its richest ever series of cash games with the help of Partypoker representative Rob Yong. (Image: Partypoker)

Due to be broadcast on streaming platform PokerGo, the new show will feature some familiar faces and a ton of nosebleed action.

Dubbed a “high-stakes marathon,” Rob’s Home Game will last for four days and the first night of action will see the blinds start at $500/$1,000.

To spice things up, a $1,000 ante will be in play and players have to sit down with at least $200,000.

Mix of Characters Make PokerGo Show Intriguing

The full line-up of players is yet to be revealed. However, the first session will see the following cast of pros and amateurs battle it out inside PokerGo’s Las Vegas studio:

Rob Yong

Phil Hellmuth

Jean-Robert Bellande

Andrew Sasson

Kyle Permut

Rick Salomon

Randall Emmett

As the go-to platform for tournament action, including WSOP online broadcasts, PokerGo has become a major name in the streaming sector. However, its efforts to create more original content has led to an increased focus on cash games.

In January, Doyle Brunson presided over a limit mixed game boasting blinds of $3,000/$6,000. Known as Dolly’s Game, the mini-series was PokerGo’s first real foray into mixed games and the basis for a new “home game” series.

Yong Defines New Era Poker-tainment

Following his antics on Poker After Dark’s GOAT Week in August, Yong’s penchant for action has become the talk of the community. Although he’s long been a presence in some of the world’s largest cash games, he’s now a recognizable face to poker fans.

With Poker Central aiming to solidify its position as the leading name in entertainment, Yong’s home game will be about more than big pots. Indeed, as 2+2 forum user PuckFokerGo noted, the line-up is a mix of “splashy” recreational players, “washed up pros” and “current” highflyers.

As Triton’s ongoing series of high stakes cash games have shown, a broad range of players makes for entertaining TV. Although shows such as High Stakes Poker were popular back in the day, modern poker audiences are more diverse.

To satisfy the casuals and the aficionados, producers now want a mixture of talkative pros, big winners and plucky amateurs. Rob’s Home Game fits into that mold with the added appeal of stakes rarely seen by the general public.

Indeed, while the allure of a Phil Hellmuth blow-up will bring in the masses, the promise of six-figure pots should keep people tuned in.


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