n the year of its 21st anniversary, HUSTLER Casino launches a new livestream cash poker show, HUSTLER Casino Live. Hosted by Ryan Feldman and Nick Vertucci, the show will premiere on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 5 p.m. PT, and will stream live daily Monday-Friday on YouTube.
The shows will be free to watch with all episodes archived to YouTube an hour after livestreaming ends, and will remain available for viewing subscription-free.
A figure close to a million dollars was spent in transforming the casino high-limit poker room, the Crystal Room, into the set for this new live show.
The livestream seeks to be non-traditional. Its format will be more similar to coverage of a TV broadcast sporting event, which intends to attract those beyond the gaming community. According to an official press release, it will be unscripted and unedited, and viewers can expect to see poker stars and surprise guests at the HUSTLER table, all hand-picked by the hosts.
Some heavyweight names in the poker field will be a part of the lineup of guest commentators including Norman Chad, Bart Hanson, David Tuchman and more.
There will be many security measures taken to ensure the integrity of the games. Cellphones, smartwatches and non-prescription sunglasses will be taken from players and all production members during the games, and placed in a secure lockdown. In addition, the show will be on a 30-minute time delay, with many other safeguards in place.
HUSTLER Casino General Manager, Shaun Yaple, spoke in a press release about the casino’s new product. “We have thought about producing a high-quality all cash poker livestream for several years, but were waiting for the right opportunity. The stars aligned when we began discussions with Ryan Feldman and Nick Vertucci”, he noted. “They are absolute best partners and share our goal of providing a top-quality product for poker fans around the globe”, he shared.
He also referred to the late Larry Flynt, owner of the HUSTLE company, and assured that he “spared no expense with this project; in fact, it was the last one he approved- he would be so proud of HUSTLER Casino Live”.
Ryan Feldman and Nick Vertucci also reflected on the new product by HUSTLER. “It is a dream come true to have the opportunity to work with HUSTLER Casino to present a live stream poker show. The Flynt’s, Shaun Yaple, and the entire HUSTLER team have been amazing partners with a shared vision”, they wrote. "Everything about HUSTLER Casino Live will be top of the line and will be the gold standard of streaming poker”.
They also referred to Larry Flynt’s, who passed away in February 2021. “One of Mr. Flynt’s requests before his passing was to give the poker community the best and biggest games; in his words, ‘I want to see white chip games here’. It is our goal to give him what we asked for- and what poker fans have been waiting for”.