|Las Vegas, Nevada, March 12, 2007 - The National Poker League’s (NPL) 2007 Global Circuit Tour kicks off with The Paris Open in France on May 13 at the Cercle Gaillon casino located near the Arc de Triomphe. The inaugural poker tournament for 2007 will be televised around the world reaching over 500 million households. Viewers in the US will be able to see the action on standard broadcast stations via syndication and on the WGN Superstation in addition to the INHD High Definition Network. In the home country of the event, France’s TF1, Jet Sports, Eurosport and TV Monte Carlo have all agreed to broadcast the six, one-hour episodes that the NPL will produce.|
The NPL Paris Open will feature several €4,000 + €200 buy-in events from May 13 – 20 culminating with the final televised table on May 22. Expected to reach Europe’s highest attendance and prize pool, the tournament series will feature €100,000 in added money, a first for an event of this kind. Aside from France’s best, NPL is expecting a good mix of British, American, Spanish, Moroccan, Asian and Eastern European players.
Taking place in the heart of the City of Lights, the event will offer players a unique tournament experience that includes first class French dinners at the Queenie Club. On May 21 the Queenie club will host a Charity Party sponsored by Louis Vuitton, Dior, Moet & Chandon and Cartier, which is sure to become the hottest VIP party in Paris. The players will also have access to an exclusive ‘players only lounge’ throughout the tournament.
NPL has established a pre-registration and payment method on the NPL site www.npltv.com or directly at Cercle Gaillon www.cerclegaillon.net. With limited seating available, players are encouraged to sign-up early so as not to miss out. Satellite events are being held on a weekly basis via NPL’s casino partners that include the Cercle Gaillon and Aviation Club in France, the Loose Cannon in London, Casino de Marrakech in Morocco and the Hollywood Park Casino in Los Angeles.
About The National Poker League:
The National Poker League (NPL) is a media-focused company – creating poker tournaments and poker related content for worldwide distribution. NPL does not own or operate any online gambling sites. NPL embraces the online gambling community as advertisers and partners in some ventures – maximizing our content creation capabilities without any government interference. NPL, is a division of New Vision Media Corp., a Nevada Corporation with administrative offices in Los Angeles at 404 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90071.