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NBC greenlights gambling gameshow

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NBC is gambling that viewers are hungry for more poker. Variety reports that the network has ordered seven episodes of Face the Ace, a Las Vegas gameshow in which ordinary contestants compete in poker tournaments against professional card-sharks. If the contestant wins, they can opt to keep the winnings, or risk those winnings against another pro for a bigger pot— of up to $1 million. But if they lose, the contestant walks away emptyhanded.

Hosted by Steve Schirripa (The Sopranos), Ace will debut  Aug. 1 at 9 p.m., but will eventually move to Saturday afternoons beginning in September.

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