In preparation for the airing of the World Poker Tour’s sixth season of shows at its new home on GSN, the two have announced the launch of a collaborative new website, WPTonGSN.com. WPT Enterprises and GSN have partnered to offer consumers a singular place on the internet to access the WPT and its network partner.
The announcement comes as the first episode of Season VI will air on GSN on Monday, March 24th. The website will provide all time and airdate information, as well as new information that will appear each week tailored to the final table airing that week. Fans will be given a look at each two-hour show with behind-the-scenes footage, player history, archived corresponding WPT Live Updates, and statistics. The site will also feature exclusive previews, show clips, GSN channel locater, episode guides, and announcer biographies.
WPT Founder, President and CEO Steve Lipscomb said, “The ink was still wet on our network deal when WPT and GSN came together to find the very best way to support both brand initiatives while still delivering a unified message to consumers. In a time where the television industry is working to come back together, we are grateful to have a network partner who supports innovative ideas that bring the brands together to deliver the ultimate experience for fans and viewers.”
Add Jamie Roberts, Senior Vice President of Programming for GSN, “WPTonGSN.com is the one-stop shop for everything poker fans would want in a website. It provides exclusive content, features, information and much more about the new season of the WPT as it premieres on its new network home, GSN.”
WPTE and GSN have also teamed up to engage in numerous promotions during the upcoming season of shows. Beginning on March 24th, the WPT VIP Sweepstakes, in association with Southwest Airlines, will allow fans a chance to win various prizes, such as WPT Boot Camp packages and WPT Cruises. A contest will also run on GSN Live with prizes such as trips to Las Vegas to compete in the WPT Ladies Championship on April 13th.