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Poker Central Unveils Unscripted Blind Date Series With Poker Casting

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Poker Central Unveils Unscripted Blind Date Series With Poker Casting

Poker fans who just can’t get enough poker-style commentary in their life will love Poker Central’s new dating show. “Chasing Hearts” is an unscripted blind date series that might not have anything to do with the actual game of poker, but it will stream on PokerGO none the less.

What’s his “tell?” Its hard to write about without filling the page with double endendres, but easy to imagine how campy and comical this will make the show. Based on the announcement, the series is part reality show, part dating show, and part poker training only without the cards.

Hidden cameras will capture all the awkward and cringe-worthy moments of a blind date, while relationship and lifestyle expert Hayley Bright and poker tells training site founder Blake Eastman provide commentary.

Like casting a poker tournament, the pair of host will bring their respective expertise to the event, plugging comments on the behavior of the blind daters.

The show is a project of Alkemy X, a digital production studio that lists M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller “Split” among its recent projects. Alkemy X also has credits on Hulu for “Batman & Bill,” NBC’s “Blindspot,” and is producing another unscripted series called “Unique Rides” for Velocity.

Alkemy X EVP of television and digital called the new show for Poker Central “poker-adjacent programming,” which he probably did not intend to sound humorous.

The first stream of “Chasing Hearts” joins Poker Central’s diverse selection of poker and poker-adjacent content on PokerGO sometime during the week of October 2.


Hailing from Wisconsin but arriving in Las Vegas in 1995, I'm better known at various US online poker rooms under the pen name "OreoBob" and "SoyFlush". I'm an avid poker player and editor-at-large who has contributed as a freelance writer for diverse national and international iGaming publications since 2004.