Aug 10, 2017
Los Angeles, CA (August 10, 2017) – Today the World Poker Tour® announced star poker players Maria Ho and Jeff Gross as co-commentators of the newest WPT® television series, ClubWPT™ King of the Club, and WPT Royal Flush Crew member Caitlyn Howe as the show’s anchor. The King of the Club tournament series gives ClubWPT.com players the dream opportunity to star in their own televised poker show and is scheduled for its broadcast debut in March 2018.
Since breaking onto the scene in the mid-2000s, Ho has built a powerful poker résumé. Not only has her top-ranked poker ability helped her amass more than $2.1 million in live tournament earnings on the felt, but Ho’s high-quality poker insight and charismatic personality has also earned her success off the felt as a host and commentator.
Gross is one of poker’s most vibrant and energetic characters, often found entertaining a global audience through his YouTube and Twitch channels, where he is consistently creating some of poker’s most engaging content. Since his first recorded cash in 2007, Gross has more than $2.9 million in live tournament earnings.
“It is an honor to join the World Poker Tour as co-commentator for the ClubWPT King of the Club series, and I look forward to working alongside Jeff on the WPT’s great new show,” said Maria Ho. “The King of the Club series provides an exciting opportunity for ClubWPT players to compete under the bright lights of the WPT final table for amazing cash and prizes. If you’d like to make this dream become a reality, qualifiers for Season 2 of the King of the Club series are running now on ClubWPT.com.”
“I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to provide commentary and analysis for this refreshing new show from the World Poker Tour, and I’m thrilled to join Maria as co-commentator,” said Team PokerStars Pro Jeff Gross. “With the King of the Club series, players have the opportunity of a lifetime to compete for WPT glory and star in their own TV show, and I encourage you to get in on the action at ClubWPT.com.”
No purchase is necessary for the ClubWPT.com sweepstakes and the service is void in states where prohibited. To get details on how to join, for information on alternative means of entry, or to get a two-week free trial, visit www.ClubWPT.com.
The ClubWPT King of the Club series qualifies 16 lucky players to a live World Poker Tour event, where they will compete in an invitational tournament under the bright lights of the WPT final table. There will be two televised tables of King of the Club winners with over $37,000 in cash and prizes. Each winner will also earn a $10,000 seat in a future WPT Main Tour event.
“As the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment, the WPT prides itself on showcasing the industry’s best talent as we continue to create new and exciting content for our audience,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “Maria and Jeff bring great passion and experience to the commentary booth, with expert insight and analysis backed by a wide array of poker success. We also believe in identifying talent from within, as evidenced recently by our promotion of Tony Dunst to the role of WPT commentator. We are confident in Caitlyn’s ability and proud to be elevating her to anchor the ClubWPT King of the Club series.”
Season 2 of the ClubWPT King of the Club is currently running through Sunday, August 20, 2017. The competition will send 16 lucky qualifiers to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Season XVI WPT Borgata Poker Open.
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World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 15th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XV of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com and PlayWPT.com. ClubWPT.com is a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 35 states across the United States. PlayWPT.com is a social gaming platform offering free-to-play poker and slots with innovative features and state-of-the-art creative elements inspired by WPT’s 15 years of experience in gaming entertainment. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Ourgame International Holdings, Ltd. For more information, go to WPT.com.
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