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July 28, 2021

WPT and Fox Sports Net launch new TV series

(US).- FSN, a leader in televised poker, and World Poker Tour have joined forces to launch another first for poker programming - - a new series debuting in its regular timeslot Sunday, October 5.


ased on WPT's online subscription and sweepstakes-based poker and blackjack offering,, the TV show features six amateur players from around the US and Canada competing each week for their shot at cash prizes and poker stardom.

But, rather than putting up large buy-ins and playing in gruelling multi-day tournaments against seasoned pros, players earn their seat on the show by playing in specially-designated “TV tournaments” on TV-seat tournaments run six nights per week at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST, giving members virtually unlimited opportunities to win their way onto the TV show.

“Poker is the only sport that allows the everyday Joe to go up against the professionals and win life-changing money and celebrity status,” said Steve Lipscomb, WPT Founder, President and CEO. “And we all want to be in that seat, but most of us don't have the opportunity to invest the time or money to be a pro and play in big casinos games. gives you the opportunity-six nights a week, in your own home-to win a seat on national television and the chance to live the dream.”

As part of the TV experience, qualifiers receive roundtrip airfare to Los Angeles on Southwest Airlines, the official airline of World Poker Tour, a two-night stay at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel West Lake Village, spending cash and a full slate of VIP amenities. The TV series is filmed in high definition in the state-of-the-art lounge. Well-known FSN sportscaster Barry Tompkins and “Live at the Bike” announcer Bart Hansen will provide commentary and strategy alongside accomplished TV hostess, Alison Waite.

“The World Poker Tour, the most respected brand name in poker, has long been the leader in poker innovation and they continue that trend with this series,” said George Greenberg, FSN Executive VP Programming and Production. “ is the premier place offering amateur poker players the opportunity to experience the status and cachet usually reserved for the biggest names in poker.”

In addition to the chance to play on national television, members can play 24 hours per day in over 5,000 tournaments each month that award more than us$ 100,000 in cash and prizes, including us$ 20,000 prize pools, us$ 10,000 WPT main event seats, WPT Boot Camp seats, WPT Cruises and more. members also receive VIP benefits including poker content, tips from the pros and exclusive Las Vegas discounts.

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