The Gaming Club to Launch First Online Radio Show for Poker Players

05 July 2005

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Tuesday July 5, 8:21 am ET

Produced by Major League Poker, ‘On The Felt,’ Will Broadcast Live From Las Vegas During the 2005 World Series of Poker

Major League Poker and The Gaming Club Online Poker Room announced today the launch of ‘On The Felt,’ an online radio show created for poker players that is available both live and on demand. ‘On the Felt’ is the first online show to broadcast LIVE from the World Series of Poker Lifestyle Show at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino during the 2005 tournament in Las Vegas from July 6th through to the finals on the 15th. Reports will be exclusively available on Gaming Club’s Poker Website.

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‘On the Felt,’ hosted by Mark Arum, a poker player and radio personality, will keep listeners up to date with fast-paced and lively discussions about everything that is happening at the tournament from the hottest players and biggest hands to the biggest bad beats. Accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, exclusively on ‘On the Felt,’ hosted by Mark Arum, a poker player and radio personality, will keep listeners up to date with fast-paced and lively discussions about everything that is happening at the tournament from the hottest players and biggest hands to the biggest bad beats. Accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, exclusively on The Gaming Club, players and fans can listen to tournament updates from their computer while improving their poker skills.

“We’re excited that ‘On The Felt’ will be the first online radio show to report LIVE from the World Series of Poker, providing our listeners and fans with exclusive access to the tournament,” said Tim Johnson, CEO of The Gaming Club Online Poker Room. “The premise behind ‘On the Felt’ is to enhance the poker experience. As the poker craze continues to sweep the nation, we are offering enthusiasts a unique experience by pairing constant and interactive poker news with online play everyday.”

“It’s not everyday that the general public has access to a premiere event like WSOP,” said Major League Poker’s CMO, Tony Tomassini. “With the tremendous growth of online poker, it only makes sense for us to use the Internet to deliver our radio show.”

As with familiar sports talk radio programs, ‘On The Felt’ is interactive, and listeners are encouraged to email and call to give their opinions, ask questions and even request topics for discussion. Live forums are scheduled to allow the maximum number of The Gaming Club members to get involved and guide the show.

The World Series of Poker ranks as one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious gaming competitions in the world, and draws the attention of poker professionals, celebrities and mainstream America to Vegas. The high stakes tournament began on June 2nd and runs through to the finals which will take place at the legendary Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas on July 14th and 15th.

About Major League Poker

Major League Poker is a marketing and entertainment-based company engaged in three primary areas within the world of professional poker: the development and production of original programming for radio, TV and the web, the management of poker tournaments and events, and the creation of top-quality poker merchandise. MLP was founded in 2003 by professional poker player, Roger Ledford. MLP members include ranked, pro poker player Layne Flack, and player/tournament director Jim Miller.

About The Gaming Club Online Poker Room

The Gaming Club Online Poker Room is one of the gaming brands operated by Belle Rock Gaming, which is owned by Carmen Media Group Limited based in Gibraltar. Part of the Prima Poker Network — a global card room network where Players from different card rooms play against each other. The Gaming Club Online Poker Room is designed to bring players the ultimate entertainment experience. The Gaming Club incorporates cutting-edge technology and rich interface features to bring the best online poker games to life. Players can experience the action at Gaming Club Poker, the most trusted name in online gaming, Belle Rock Gaming continues to set the standard in fair play, transparency initiatives and the promotion of responsible gaming.

At the Gaming Club, players and fans can listen to tournament updates from their computer while improving their poker skills.