According to PlaySolidPoker.com, while originally airing on sports networks like ESPN and Fox Sports, poker also became popular on more non-traditional networks like Bravo and the Game Show Network (GSN). Many television stations began to regularly air pkr poker tournaments and high-stakes cash games. High-stakes cash games brought together professional and amateur poker players, at buy-ins of over $100,000, who would then play no limit Texas Hold’em with their own money. Games of no limit Texas Hold’em received substantial coverage and garnered popularity due to the confrontational nature of Texas Hold’em. Traditional five card draws and seven card stud games on sites like PartyPoker.com received less attention being they lacked the same high-paced, action-packed appeal. After the popularization of poker, many casinos brought back their poker rooms and the online gambling industry boomed. As per www.Poker30.net, ESPN currently has a contract with the World Series of Poker through 2017. Many foriegn countries have begun to air showings of old WSOP and WPT tourmanets. For a complete list of this showings in Germany, you should visit de.Poker30.net today.