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11-21-2005, 12:29 PM
WPT Enteprises Teams With Chipleaders to Create World Poker Tour(R) Branded Online Social Network for Poker Fans

Monday November 21, 8:00 am ET

Interactive Site Will Tap Into Hottest Trend on the Internet - Social Networking

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WPT Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: WPTE - News) announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Chipleaders Inc. (www.chipleaders.com), the leading online social network dedicated to poker.

The two will host an interactive global network of poker players and enthusiasts, combining the latest social networking technology with unique poker-related features, powered by Chipleaders' software. The site, accessible from the WORLD POKER TOUR® website, www.worldpokertour.com (http://www.worldpokertour.com), will enable users to find other poker players, share their experiences, and to interact in a wide variety of ways. Chipleaders' technology allows users to create profiles, upload photos, communicate with friends, make new friends, e-mail, blog, organize activities, share information, participate in forums, rank profiles, and schedule events. WPT fans can join for free, and will be eligible to participate in regular promotions offered by the WORLD POKER TOUR and its affiliate site, wptonline.com.

"With millions of poker players in the U.S. and abroad, we can now offer them a dedicated online community which they can call their own," said Steve Lipscomb, CEO and founder of WPTE. "This level of interactivity is unprecented in poker and really allows our WPT enthusiasts around the world to connect in a way that transcends television and extends our brand. We are pleased to be working with Chipleaders and together look forward to reshaping the online poker world in the burgeoning social networking space."

The WPT launched the poker phenomenon when it first aired on the Travel Channel on March 30, 2003, and it continues to lead the way in developing poker as a major international sport. Viewers and aspiring tour players can log on to www.worldpokertour.com (http://www.worldpokertour.com) for ways to improve their game and to get the latest WPT schedules, information and merchandise. The highest rated show ever on The Travel Channel, the WPT is now seen in more than 120 countries and territories worldwide. WORLD POKER TOUR® airs every Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the Travel Channel.

WPT Enterprises, Inc. also hosts wptonline.com, an international gaming website, that can be played by poker enthusiasts in regions where online gaming is legal. Additionally, the company sponsors wptonline.net, an instructional play-for-free site available everywhere. Together, the two wptonline sites, the official worldpokertour.com site and the new Chipleaders- driven social network will form a powerful Internet media lineup for WPT Enterprises, Inc.

Jake Steele, CEO of Chipleaders, commented, "We believe that Chipleaders will revolutionize the way poker players interact with one another, through the unique social dimensions that Chipleaders offers, while providing the highest quality user experience. Combining the leading online poker community with the world's best known poker brand is absolutely amazing, and we look forward to engaging the WPT fans, audience and online players, as we develop and foster this remarkable social network devoted to poker."

11-21-2005, 05:21 PM
That'll rank somewhere between 2+2 and Myspace /images/graemlins/laugh.gif

11-21-2005, 05:43 PM
That'll rank somewhere between 2+2 and Myspace /images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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yea, instead of chipleaders.com, shouldn't it be fishplayers.com?

12-03-2005, 06:51 PM
From their site -

Forums: Participate in the largest online poker forums around — backed by the dedicated fans of the World Poker Tour. Ask the right questions, and get the right answers here.

They're biggest forum has 73 posts in it.

12-03-2005, 07:11 PM
the largest

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Its all about Marketing... you don't have to be the largest to say you are /images/graemlins/wink.gif

... and they do have Cindy Margolis fronting for them... that might qualify! (http://www.chipleaders.com/tour/)

12-04-2005, 08:22 AM
somewhere between 2+2 WPT forum and myspace

WPT forum is the least valuable forum here IMO

Two people will like this forum:

1. Fish
2. Affiliates