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PokerNews and Bluff to Provide Chip Counts for WSOP

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PokerNews.com announced that the site would be providing live play by play updates and chip counts with Bluff Media for the 2007 World Series of Poker. This marks a dramatic shift from last year's official coverage, where CardPlayer magazine was given exclusive live update rights and live internet broadcast rights to the world's most prestigious poker tournament. Updates will be available on PokerNews.com and worldseriesofpoker.com.

"We are proud to partner with Bluff to provide what we believe will be the best coverage the World Series of Poker has ever seen. We look forward to covering poker's premier events, and fans of poker can count on seeing all the action as it happens," noted PokerNews CEO Damon Rasheed.

The agreement also covers future WSOP branded tournaments, Circuit events and all events in the 2007 World Series of Poker. PokerNews has quickly become regarded as one of the top sites for tournament reporting since launching the service in January 2007. With a stable of top-flight tournament reporters such as Paul "Dr. Pauly" McGuire, Tim Lavelli, Amy Calistri, and BJ Nemeth, PokerNews.com's coverage of events such as the Aussie Millions and Caesar's WSOP Circuit event quickly garnered interest and praise from many corners of the industry.

"We're thrilled to be working with PokerNews as we bring the best coverage in the industry to poker fans worldwide," said Nick Geber, Vice President of Bluff Media. "PokerNews' industry-leading tournament updates are a perfect compliment to our unprecedented Video, Audio and Web coverage of poker's premier events."

The WSOPTM kicks off June 1^st , and Bluff Media is expected to provide broadband video, streaming and real-time content, management of http://www.worldseriesofpoker.com as well as live radio coverage on both satellite radio and streamed via the web.

"The strength in PokerNews is our worldwide network of foreign language sites" Said John Caldwell, Editor-In-Chief of PokerNews.com "The job of covering the WSOP in so many languages is a huge one, and we are working nonstop with our editors all over the globe in anticipation of covering the WSOP on an unprecedented level. Poker is a global game, and we look forward to leading the charge by providing live coverage for the first
time ever in many of the languages we cover."

*Be sure to check out the tournaments offered at PokerWorks for an avenue to your seat at the 2007 WSOP*

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