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2009 World Poker Congress Set for June in Portugal

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The dates and location have been announced for the 2009 Fourth Annual World Poker Congress. The conference that brings together live and online companies in a networking environment full of seminars and well-respected speakers will take place on June 24 and 25 at the Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa in Porto, Portugal.

The World Poker Congress presents a unique opportunity for poker-related businesses to exhibit their work and services, advertise their products, and network with some of the most important entities in the industry. First established as an international event in 2006, the annual Congress has grown into a must-attend conference each year for everyone from business owners and executives to individual poker players and entrepreneurs.

Scheduled speakers for the 2009 World Poker Congress include David Carrion of Cirsa in Spain, Bram Cops of Split Aces in Belgium, Paul Davis of Chexx IOM in Ireland, Markus Lind of Ongame Network in Sweden, Jim Ryan of PartyGaming in Gibraltar, and Steve Lipscomb of WPT Enterprises in the United States. Clarion Gaming is the official sponsor of the event, but other supporting associations include the World Poker Association, eCOGRA, and International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL).

Lipscomb commented on his upcoming attendance and speaking engagement in Portugal: “The World Poker Congress is simply not like other conferences. In attendance are the decision makers from the most exciting companies in the poker arena - and they are there to do business.”

While the focus of the two-day conference is to bring together a variety of people from the live and online gaming worlds to network and share ideas, some of the particular focuses of the World Poker Congress are to highlight ideas to a global audience, encourage competitiveness, and solidify companies as industry leaders.

To find more information or register for attendance at the 2009 World Poker Congress, visit WorldPokerCongress.com.

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