With promotional backing, three top pros are now recognized by Poker Central. The addition of the pros to its list of ambassador has been announced by the world’s first and only 24/7 poker network. Brian Rast, Tom Marchese, and Maria Ho are now on board with the goal to attract more viewers as they were all ace performers at this year’s World Series of Poker.
Of course, there were major poker players that signed-on earlier Poker Central. All of them were featured on the popular show Pokerography as legendary poker pros, Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Hellmuth.
Available on streaming devices such as Roku, you will be able to watch past episodes on the Poker Central’s app.
New Ambassadors Contribute
The new ambassador signings were done, to “help launch innovative and creative new events and programming for the network”, according to a press release:
“Poker Central, when it originally launched nearly a year ago, aired mostly unoriginal content. But the channel has shifted more towards fresh programming, with shows such as the aforementioned Pokerography and Inside Poker with Matt Savage. The press release didn’t specify the type of ‘new programming’ viewers can expect, but it gave some hints.”
The presser also said that:
“As Poker Central Ambassadors, Rast, Ho and Marchese will guide Poker Central in creating exciting new tournaments, live and promotional events, and contribute editorial content.”
Bios New Ambassadors
During the 2016 WSOP, “The Big Cheese”, Marchese, cashed six times. In Aria’s $25,000 High Roller tournaments, Marchese is a regular. He has more than $13 million in lifetime earnings, of which three Aria event wins already this year.
Maria Ho cashed in six WSOP events this summer and has more than $2 million in live tournament earnings. In the 2007 Main Event she finished 38th earning $237,865. She is also the team manager of the L.A. Sunset of the Global Poker League.
After he defeated Scott Seiver in one of the most memorable heads-up matches in poker history, Rast won $7.5 million in a $500,000 buy-in tournament, Poker Central’s inaugural Aria Super High Roller Bowl in 2015. Including his recent 1st place for $1,296,097 in the $50,000 WSOP Poker Players Championship, the 34-year won over $17 million lifetime earnings in tournaments.