Poker has been featured in plenty of movies. Molly's Game, Mississippi Grind, and Casino Royale are only a few examples of popular poker-related movies you can always watch. But even though live and online poker has been featured on the big screen many times before, the small screen hasn't seen a lot of poker action.
However, that doesn't mean those shows don't exist! Even though they are quite rare, this Intertops guide will cover some promising casino-inspired TV shows you might find entertaining. If you enjoy binge-watching some great shows, this is your chance to add some quality material to your "To Watch" list!
Top 3 Poker Shows
There are many different types of shows available to poker fans out there. Some are dramas, and some are reality TV shows that can teach you a lot about the game. Here are some of the most exciting gambling shows you might find nowadays:
- Las Vegas – This TV show first aired in 2003, and it ran for five exciting seasons. The show is set in a prestigious Las Vegas casino. But instead of focusing on the excitement at the tables, it gives us a better look at the action behind the scenes of such an establishment. The crime\drama show got a ranking of 7.4/10 on IMDB, which is not bad at all. What probably drew people to this show – apart from the captivating storyline – is the cast list. Major stars like Josh Duhamel and James Caan took part in the project, which automatically turns this show into a must-watch!
- Lucky – Even though this show wasn't all that popular, as it only ran for one season in 2003, it realistically describes the life of a gambling addict. Just like most casino-related movies and shows, it is set in Las Vegas, telling the story of a former poker pro who won a major prize – and his life went downhill afterward. John Corbett and Craig Robinson are the stars of this show, which might be why Lucky got an 8/10 ranking on IMDB.
- 2 Months, $2 Million – This reality show aired in 2009 for one season, and it had an original concept. It followed the lives of four math wizards and online poker players who live together for a summer. Their goal was to win $2,000,000 in a couple of months, using their skills and their own savings to compete at the best poker sites. Along the way, you get a glimpse into the life of a young and aspiring poker pro, which is fascinating all on its own. Did they achieve their goal by the end of the show? Watch it and find out! Surprisingly, this show got a ranking of 6.8/10 on IMDB, which is quite interesting.
Are You Ready to Start Binge-Watching?
There is nothing more exciting than visiting your favorite poker room and enjoy a challenging poker session as you place real money bets. But since you can't indulge in this particular hobby too often, you can get your poker dose from a completely different source!
Watching gambling-related TV shows is almost as exhilarating as playing the game yourself, sans the risk involved in the activity. So, if you are a big poker fan and you want to combine your passion for the game with a decent binge-watching session, check out the shows we've mentioned!