Poker programs are extremely popular on television especially in North America and Europe. There are a lot of shows that feature poker tournaments on television in these continents. The main reason behind broadcasting these programs is the increasing popularity of the game in both these continents as compared to rest of the world.

There are even channels dedicated to the entire game. These channels show poker games and tournaments. The Poker Channel in Europe is a perfect example showing poker tournaments. The history of poker on television dates back to 1970s where there were many shows of poker tournaments and were loved by general public due to the fun and excitement they offered to the people.

Poker has also been shown in many movies. Recently, a lot of movies show the main leads of the movie playing poker. This has been due to the class of the game and the mystery that it contains, which only adds up spice to the movies and the programs on television.