Casino Royale to Sponsor High Stakes Poker

GSN just announced that four episodes of “High Stakes Poker” will feature Casino Royale behind-the-scenes footage and interviews:

HIGH STAKES POKER, GSN’s exclusive cash game poker series, is scheduled for a special four show marathon on Monday, November 13 (8:00 PM – 12:00 PM ET) sponsored by Casino Royale, the upcoming James Bond film from Columbia Pictures and MGM. The marathon will include interviews with the actors as well as behind the scenes footage from Casino Royale throughout the evening.

Daniel Craig stars as “007″ James Bond, the smoothest, sexiest, most lethal agent on Her Majesty’s Secret Service in Casino Royale. Based on the first Bond book written by Ian Fleming, the story recounts the making of the world’s greatest secret agent. Martin Campbell is directing the 21st adventure in the 44-year-old franchise, from a screenplay by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Paul Haggis. The film will be released in theaters everywhere on November 17, 2006.

James Bond’s first “007″ mission leads him to Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), banker to the world’s terrorists. In order to stop him, and bring down the terrorist network, Bond must beat Le Chiffre in a high-stakes poker game at Casino Royale. Bond is initially annoyed when a beautiful British Treasury official, Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) is assigned to deliver his stake for the game and watch over the government’s money. But, as Bond and Vesper survive a series of lethal attacks by Le Chiffre and his henchmen, a mutual attraction develops leading them both into further danger and events that will shape Bond’s life forever.

GSN’s HIGH STAKES POKER is the only cash game of poker on television with a $100,000 minimum buy-in. Unlike other poker shows, the players on HIGH STAKES POKER often have several hundreds of thousands of dollars of their own cash at stake.

The first two seasons of HIGH STAKES POKER have featured top professionals including Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Sammy Farha, Jennifer Harman, Antonio Esfandiari, Mike Matusow, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Laak, and Johnny Chan, as well as top amateurs including Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss.

HIGH STAKES POKER airs on Monday nights at 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM ET. Gabe Kaplan and AJ Benza call the action. The all-new third season of HIGH STAKES POKER, from South Point Hotel and Casio in Las Vegas, is scheduled to premiere in January on GSN.

Source: GSN