Spike to televise U.S. Poker Championship

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The U.S. Poker Championship is returning to the national spotlight thanks to a new high profile television deal.

The $5,000 main event, which takes place at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, will be broadcast on the edgy Spike network thanks to an agreement with Las Vegas-based production company Compass Entertainment LLC.

"It's hugely exciting to have the USPC back on national TV," said Tom Gitto, director of poker operations at the Taj Mahal. "We knew that in order to ensure that the USPC would be more attractive to poker players we would need a solid TV deal."

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