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FSN producing show based on CLUBWPT.com
It seems the World Poker Tour's recent alliance with Fox Sports Net is already starting to pay off.
FSN has opted to create a television series based on the WPT's subscription and sweepstakes game offering, CLUBWPT.com.
Each week players will get multiple chances to win a seat in the TV series by playing in the poker and blackjack tournaments on CLUBWPT.com. Weekly episodes telecast nationally on FSN will feature a new final table with CLUBWPT.com members battling it out for cash prizes.
WPT Founder and CEO Steve Lipscomb was excited about FSN's decision to get involved with CLUBWPT and is looking forward to future ventures between the two companies.
"FSN is a reigning media giant whose unparalleled energy and resources will benefit CLUBWPT.com on a whole new level," he said. "We look forward to building our relationship with them and establishing additional deals to help reach the huge market potential that CLUBWPT.com holds."
Because CLUBWPT.com is a subscription-based service, it qualifies as a sweepstakes in the United States and is thus available to U.S.-based players.
Players receive points to play in over 4,000 live poker and blackjack tournaments, sit-and-gos and ring games with over $100,000 in cash and prizes awarded every week.
FSN Executive Vice President of Programming and Production George Greenberg took the time to mention the WPT was a natural fit on the sports network.
"FSN takes pride in its progressive approach to programming and is pleased to be the new home for the World Poker Tour, he said. "The marriage is perfect."
FSN will exclusively broadcast all 26 brand-new episodes from Season VII of the World Poker Tour. PokerListings.com has already covered one of the tournaments, so be sure to check out our recap of Bellagio Cup IV.