On August 22nd, 2008, the World Poker Tour Enterprises Incorporated has collaborated with Fox Sports Network in an agreement involving the assets of the World Poker Tour on the World Wide Web. The World Poker Tour Enterprises and FSN will launched their partnership on September 2008 with the creation of a television show based on the CLUBWPT.com, the World Poker Tour Enterprises Incorporated's subscription and sweepstakes gambling offering.
Every week, players will have numerous chances to win a slot in the Television series by participating in poker and blackjack events on CLUBWPT.com. Weekly episodes shown nationally on FSN will showcase a new final table with CLUBWPT.com players edging it out on the poker table for cash prizes. Held by using the sweepstakes laws of the United States, CLUBWPT.com is a subscription-based Internet club featuring blackjack and poker tournaments that targets around 60 million players in the U.S.
Participants will get points so that they can join the more than 4,000 live blackjack and poker events, sit-n-go's and ring games for an opportunity to win $100,000 in cash prizes, like $10,000 slots in the WPT main events. For just a $19.95 monthly fee, the members of CLUBWPT.com can receive benefits like travel, entertainment discounts and others.
George Greenberg, FSN Executive Vice President of Programming and Production said that they a very proud with their aggressive approach to gaming programming and they are happy that they are the new nest for the World Poker Tour. He added that the World Poker Tour is known for holding prestigious and one-of-a kind poker events and is a well-known household brand. Steve Lipscomb, the World Poker Tour Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer said that the Fox Sports Network is a reigning media powerhouse whose influence and resources will help take CLUBWPT.com into a new level. They are looking forward on strengthening their relationship with FSM and making additional agreements that will help reach the significant market potential that CLUBWPT.com holds.
FSN's sixteen owned and managed regional networks and its affiliated networks reach more than eighty million homes across the United States. In addition to the CLUBWPT.com television series, FSN will show the twenty-six all new episodes from the World Poker Tour Season VII.