Microsoft may of canned 1 VS 100 recording but i am not saying that they have abadndoned live episodic games on Xbox Live at this time. Instead seems like they are passing on a second go and therefore are now beta testing a different game show, Full House Poker, which features a method of Hold'em called Texas Heat.
Avatars will likely be used to represent players revealed and will have unique tell signs. There will be new accessories for the avatar to sport too. (Maybe a Full Tilt hat?)
Players play for experience points and chips as well as their overall progress and bankroll are going to be saved between sessions. Full House Poker may also feature a leaderboard to help you compare your card shark skills for a buddies.
I think it might be a great incentive when you could win MS Points or XBLA games as prizes for going until now in the tournament, but that is just me wishful thinking...
No word on when exactly Full House Poker is resulting out yet, but I couldn't survive surprised to discover it out by read more next Summer.