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6 April 2005

LAS VEGAS – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Building on the success of its live tournament coverage, will provide live updates, reports and photos from all Bellagio Five-Star World Poker Classic events.

"In poker, if you want to know what's happening while it's happening, visit," says Card Player magazine publisher Barry Shulman. "Due to the overwhelming success of Card Player's live tournament coverage, we will continue to expand the Card Player presence at all major poker tournaments across the world."

To bring viewers closer to the action, will, for the first time, provide live video updates from Bellagio's championship event.

The Bellagio Five-Star World Poker Classic begins on April 5 with a $1,500 no-limit hold'em event and culminates on April 25 with the final table of the $500,000 Professional Poker Tour event. The marquee event, the $25,000 buy-in World Poker Tour no-limit hold'em championship, which has an estimated prize pool of over $6.5 million, begins on April 18 and runs through April 24., the sister site of Card Player magazine, began providing live tournament coverage in February 2005 from World Poker Tour and Professional Poker Tour events. Since that time, over 100,000 visitors have tracked live updates at the site.

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