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January 30, 2006

WPT and Travel Channel reach Broadcast Agreement!

Wednesday Night is 'Premiere' Poker Night on the Travel Channel With 44 Weeks of New World Poker Tour and Professional Poker Tour Broadcasts.

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WPT Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: WPTE - News) and the Travel Channel entered into an agreement to air WPTE's highly anticipated PROFESSIONAL POKER TOUR(TM) (PPT) television series. The PPT features a series of invitation-only tournaments that are limited to the highest-ranked players in the world. The PPT is expected to begin airing in the 3rd quarter of 2006 on Wednesday nights from 9-11 PM ET/PT, following the completion of Season Four of the WPT.

Posted by fatbill at January 30, 2006 09:37 AM


Great work if you can get it. Any information on what it takes to be a ranked player, and elligible for an invite?

Posted by: Mike Shields at January 30, 2006 04:12 PM

They did not specifically say, but I would imagine that it has to do with either the POY points, or the money earnings....

Posted by: fatbill [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 31, 2006 09:00 AM

As a matter of fact, there is a followup on that story that provides more details, including how qualifiers were handled, that can be read Here

Posted by: fatbill [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 31, 2006 09:03 AM

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