WPT Offers Christmas Gifts

10 August 2005

LOS ANGELES – (PRESS RELEASE) -- It's a "sure bet" that someone in your family has been bitten by the poker bug and is hoping for something special under the Christmas tree or in the stocking this holiday season. The WORLD POKER TOUR(TM) is unveiling a little something for everyone-from beautiful 14- karat gold jewelry for men and women, to card shufflers to the DVD Collection of WPT's most recent $70 million Season III. These gifts will allow the poker fan in your life to truly "get in the game."

Here's a brief look at what's coming for this holiday season and where you can get it:

Jewelry

* From Roberto Martinez Jewelry -- The WORLD POKER TOUR(R) Collection (SRP price ranging from $75 to $480)--Offers a fashion-forward line of charm and cuff bracelets, necklaces, pendants, rings, and earrings (in both gold and silver) based on poker-related symbols such as hearts, clubs, diamonds, spades and popular poker sayings. The line includes a Royal Flush ring, 14-karat gold pendants sporting the poker sayings "All In" and "The Nuts," as well as charm bracelets spelling out "POKER" and "WPT," both with a signature spade quality tag. A "WORLD POKER TOUR" necklace comes in 14-karat gold with diamond accents, as well as sterling silver with CZ (cubiczirconium) stones. The men's line includes a spade ring with black and white diamonds, among other motifs. Each piece of WORLD POKER TOUR jewelry comes in a special WORLD POKER TOUR box with a certificate of guarantee from Roberto Martinez Jewelry. Available at WorldPokerTour.com and Tutto at Bellagio.

Poker Equipment

* From The United States Playing Card Company -- World Poker Tour(R) Premium Poker Set. (SRP/Under $89.99) -- Your home game can serve up some style with this WPT Premium Poker Set. The set comes complete with six wood and cork beverage coasters emblazoned with the WPT logo! Packed conveniently in a handsome wooden chest for poker at home or on the go, the World Poker Tour Premium Poker Set features two removable trays containing 300 heavyweight clay-filled 11.5 gram WPT chips - the true poker player's chip -- two decks of Premium WPT Bee cards and a nickel finish metal dealer button. Available at Sam's Club.

* Also from The United States Playing Card Company -- WPT(TM) Professional Card Shuffler -- (SRP/$9.99-$12.99) -- Here's a way to keep your home game moving apace and insure the randomness of the cards. The WPT Professional Card Shuffler keeps one deck in play, while the other is being shuffled. This sleek metallic shuffler operates with both wide and narrow design cards and reduces wear on the decks. Available at WorldPokerTour.com and selected retailers.

Games

* From 2K Sports -- WORLD POKER TOUR(R) Video Game (SRP.19.99 for popular home consoles) -- Take a seat in the world's most prestigious poker tournaments with the WORLD POKER TOUR Video Game. Bet, raise and bluff your way to the top as you make your mark in the virtual poker world by creating your very own character and controlling the destiny of your career. Bump up career earnings with every win and even flaunt your poker prowess by decking out your player with hundreds of accessories available for purchase with your earnings. Some of the professional standouts you may encounter along the way include WPT Champions Antonio Esfandiari, Erick Lindgren, Phil "The Unabomber" Laak, Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, Evelyn Ng and actress/poker player Mimi Rogers Then, take your stack online to compete against players across the country, set up poker nights with your friends and chat live. Features graphics and camera angles modeled after the WORLD POKER TOUR television show and insightful commentary by WPT commentators Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten, turn your living room into seat at a WPT table. Available at all video game retailers October 2005.

* From JaKKs Pacific -- World Poker Tour(R) TV Games (SRP/$24.99) -- The ultimate version of the most exciting plug n' play poker game ever with in-depth game play that stays true to Texas Hold'em tradition. Pull up a chair and get ready to match wits and money against your fellow man or the most realistic Artificial Intelligence ever, because this is WPT poker like you've never played before. Available at Wal-Mart, Target, and Toys R Us.

* From Radica -- World Poker Tour(R) No Limit Texas Hold 'Em Handheld. (SRP/$19.99) -- This big-screen tournament-style game features fast-paced, competitive play with up to five virtual opponents -- all in a handheld! Each of the five players has a distinctive playing style and can be knocked from the tournament as other players join the table. The custom grip design creates a comfortable feel, turning prime time into playtime! Available at Wal-Mart, Target and Toys R Us.

For Mobile Phones, PDAs and Wireless Devices

* From MFORMA -- World Poker Tour(R) Texas Hold 'Em Wireless Game (SRP is approximately $4-$6/month but varies with carrier.) -- Play WPT-style Texas Hold 'Em in the most realistic poker environment available on mobile. Superior graphics with a unique method of displaying the environment, as the camera pans smoothly from side-to-side to follow the action. Play single player against the advanced artificial intelligence, multi-player against your friends and foes or take your chips into an online elimination tournament for prizes. This game raises the bar as you raise the bets. Customize your virtual avatar with name and gender, track your virtual winnings locally and online while racking up the chips. Chat with other players easily using 27 pre-set, customizable chat macros. Download Daily Tips from the world's poker pros. Rely on authentic Texas Hold 'Em poker rules with the sophistication that only the WORLD POKER TOUR brand can bring. Available on most major US mobile phone service carriers.

* From MDM -- WPT(TM) Hold 'Em Poker and Casino Collection for PDA's. (SRP/$29.99) -- This unique collection of Hold 'Em Poker and six other popular casino games offers exciting action-filled game play for both beginners and the most discriminating gamblers on their PDA's.

WPT Books and DVDs

* From HarperCollins -- WPT: Making the Final Table by Erick Lindgren (SRP/ $15.95) -- This follow-up to WPT: Shuffle Up and Deal from poker professional Erick Lindgren, with contributions from other stars of the WORLD POKER TOUR, provides the next level of poker strategies and insights for today's poker players. The popularity of the WORLD POKER TOUR has driven the huge spike in amateur players entering No-Limit Hold 'Em Tournaments. As a result the old strategies of conservative slow play are no longer effective. Only the strongest and most aggressive players like Lindgren are reaching the final tables. In this book he will share what it takes to be the last one standing. This will be a "must-have" for all poker enthusiasts.

* From ShoutFactory! -- WORLD POKER TOUR(R)- Best of Season 3 DVD (SRP.39.98) -- Showcases the best players and biggest payouts from the $70 million dollar third season of the WPT. Every episode is jam packed with surprises, suspense and excitement. Watch hungry amateurs take on ice cool pros, veteran players square off against young guns and revel in the high-wire act of life changing money being risked on every turn of a card. Features exclusive never-before-seen deleted hands and commentaries by the pros. Available at all video retailers.

Practical Gift Items

* From Shell Lubricants -- WORLD POKER TOUR(R) Triple Poker Chip Auto Air Freshener. (SRP/$3.99) -- Printed, colorful WPT chips are linked together and swing with luck. Their great fragrance wafts throughout the car as you dream about making a WPT Final Table. Available at auto supply stores, drugs stores, supermarkets, discount stores and mass merchandisers.

* From Zippo -- WPT(TM) Zippo Lighter. (SRP/$27.95) -- This satin chrome genuine Zippo windproof poker lighter is a collectible with the WPT logo front and center. This lighter is a must have for any poker fan!

Candy

* From Frankford Candy -- WPT(TM) Chocolate Poker Chips, Gummie Poker Chips and Cocoa Mugs (SRP/$0.99-$5.99) -- If you like chocolate chips, now you are in the chips! These authentic looking WPT Poker Chips are edible. Eight scrumptious WPT Chocolate Poker Chips are available in each mesh bag. Yummy WPT Gummie Poker Chips are packed in a collectible WPT logo'd mug. And to warm up winter nights, there is a WPT Cocoa Collection-delicious hot chocolate with two matching WPT mugs ... perfect for sipping while watching the WORLD POKER TOUR every Wednesday night on the Travel Channel! Available at drug stores, supermarkets and mass merchandisers including Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and Target.

Many of these items can also be purchased on the WPT webstore at WorldPokerTour.com along with a full line of other products including: cards, chips, poker sets, apparel, lingerie, boxer shorts, hats, books, WPT brand novelty items including magnets, antenna toppers, key chains, wrist watches, wall clocks, decorative tabletop clocks, and alarm clocks.


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