Original Hosts of the Show AJ Benza and Gabe Kaplan Will Return, Along with Poker Icons Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan As They Play Alongside Michael Schwimer, Jean-Robert Bellande, Jason Koon, Bryn Kenney and More  

The Debut Return of “High Stakes Poker” Premieres on PokerGO® on December 16th at 8pm ET  

PokerGO®, Poker Central’s direct-to-consumer OTT subscription video service, today announced the highly-anticipated return of one of the world’s most iconic poker programs, “High Stakes Poker”, produced by Mori Eskandani – the original producer of the series. Season 8 of the fan-favorite series will premiere on PokerGO® on Wednesday, December 16th at 8pm ET, with new episodes every subsequent Wednesday at 8pm ET.

“High Stakes Poker” season 8 will be filmed at the PokerGO® Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino and will bring back AJ Benza and Gabe Kaplan, the iconic, original hosts of the series, to co-host the newest season. The debut episode of this season will feature Tom Dwan, one of the most prolific players from the show’s initial run, along with Michael Schwimer, a former MLB pitcher, Jean-Robert Bellande, Bryn Kenney, Rick Salomon and Nick Petrangelo. Minimum buy-ins will vary from $100k to $200k in this No Limit Texas Hold’em cash game.

“It’s been 9 years since new episodes of the legendary ‘High Stakes Poker’ series have been created,” said Mori Eskandani, Executive Producer of “High Stakes Poker”. “With this show being such a favorite among fans, it was important to us to capture the exhilarating spirit of the game in a way that makes it come to life through each viewer’s screen. When our audience tunes in, we want them to feel the energy of each player in the game, and we’ve worked faithfully to make that happen.”

In addition to Tom Dwan’s notable return to the show, Phil Ivey will also be returning in “High Stakes Pokers” newest season. As a winner of 10 World Series of Poker bracelets, a World Poker Tour title, and player in nine World Poker Tour final tables, Ivey is someone fans won’t want to miss.

“High Stakes Poker” will be the latest tournament series available exclusively on PokerGO®. From expert commentary on the game in “The Championship Run” and “Run It Back With Remko”, to behind-the-scenes interviews on “Hand Histories”, “Stories from the Felt” and more, PokerGO®’s originals provide unmatched access to the world of poker.