ClubWPT, the ingenious UIGEA workaround for America's estimated 60 million poker fans, is to be featured in a Fox Sports Net television series following an agreement with World Poker Tour Enterprises.
ClubWPT was launched at the beginning of 2008 as a membership-by-subscription organisation operating under US sweepstakes rules, and offers daily poker and blackjack events. In return for a monthly subscription of $19.95, players receive points to play in over 4 000 live tournaments, sit-n-go’s and ring games carrying opportunities to win north of $100 000 in cash and prizes each month.
The Club also sponsors WPT tournament packages for successful players, and provides players with magazine subscriptions and travel and entertainment discounts redeemable in Las Vegas.
The new deal follows an agreement between Fox and WPT for the former to broadcast Season VII of the World Poker Tour (see previous InfoPowa report).
“Fox Sports Network takes pride in its progressive approach to programming and is pleased to be the new home for the World Poker Tour,” said George Greenberg, Executive Vice-President of Programming and Production for Fox Sports Net. “The WPT is synonymous with big event poker and is a firmly established household brand. The marriage is perfect.”