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The latest poker sensation involves poker tournaments on TV. The big one is the World Series of Poker, which for years has been gaining popularity on ESPN. In fact, poker is now one of the top five-rated programs on ESPN. Now other networks are starting to sponsor poker tournaments made for television.

ESPN took the poker craze a step further with "Tilt," the one-season dramatic series from the writers of "Rounders" based on the game of poker. Gotta love it. (For more on "Tilt," click here.)

Celebrity Poker Showdown
The upcoming season of Bravo's reality poker tournament pits a new group of B-list celebrities against one another at the table, and joining comedian Dave Foley at the commentator table this year will be world-renowned poker brat Phil Hellmuth.

World Series of Poker - ESPN
This season's tournament starts on ESPN on July 6. This site has lots of info, including the history of this famous tournament that started in 1970. For years the tournament has been held at the famous Horseshoe in Las Vegas, but Harrah's has moved the tournament to the Rio.

World Series of Poker
Harrah's official site.

WSOP - Past Winners
Complete list of past winners.

The Poker Forum
Very convenient listings of all poker-related programming on television.

Travel Channel
Home of World Poker Tour

Tilt Reviews
The guys over at SportsFanMagazine.com take a look at the first season of ESPN's poker drama, "Tilt."

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