California television network VAMN-TV recently revealed that it is working on a new television reality programme called Girl Got Game, which will follow the lives of eight female poker professionals on and off the felt in Las Vegas and Macau.
Each player will start with a $10,000 bankroll in Macau and attempt to boost it before heading to Las Vegas for the 2016 WSOP. The line up for the show includes Xuan Liu, Oanh Bui, Sabina Hiatullah, Series Creator/Executive Producer Katrina Lim, and 888poker pro Sofia Lövgren who we interviewed a while ago.
"This is a great platform for us to show that poker is not only the ultimate mental game, but also an equal opportunity game," Lövgren told PokerNews. "We want to show the amazing possibilities that poker has given us. Hopefully, we may encourage more women to join us in this male dominated profession."
"I created Girl Got Game to show that poker is a skill game and my friends work just as hard as anyone else in other professions to create a good living for themselves and their families," said series creator and producer Katrina Lim. "They deserve respect in their line of work because it not only takes talent, but a ton of resilience, intelligence, passion, and motivation: female empowerment at its best. I'm also excited to show my friends collaborating together, proving teamwork while still having fun, will always be paramount."
Aside from the reality show, all eight players will participate in a Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament in Los Angeles in May 2016. All earnings will be donated to the participants selected charities.