The travel channel’s “World Poker Tour” is popular with viewers. Bravo’s “Celebrity Poker Showdown” is popular on the channel, attracting viewers with popular competitors such as Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. And according to an announcement late last year, the upcoming casino and gaming television cable network is entirely dedicated to gambling. 슬롯머신
“This is a trend that will continue,” said Kristin Veitch, a TV columnist for E! Online. “Men need to see something while they’re watching how women renovate their homes.”
But not everyone is happy that card sharks seem to be the next big player in cable programs. Medical experts say gambling can be as addictive as drugs, and it shouldn’t be flashy.
Addiction or not, many TV viewers can’t seem to get enough of televised card games.
The “World Poker” Championship captivated more than 1.1 million viewers when it aired last June – a huge number for a niche cable channel like a travel channel. Since then, the series has popularly attracted more than 900,000 viewers.