World Poker Tour Host Mike Sexton Featured on PocketFives Podcast

Released on: August 5, 2008, 11:32 pm

Press Release Author: Maria Gomez

Industry: Entertainment

Press Release Summary:
Millions of Americans tune into the World Poker Tour every single week. It's a
staple of the poker world. In fact, many of today's young superstars learned the
game, in part, by turning on The Travel Channel every week and listening to Mike
Sexton and Vince Van Patten call the action ringside from some of the largest buy-in
tournaments on the face of the Earth.

Press Release Body: San Jose, Costa Rica, August 06, 2008 -- The World Poker Tour
has made headlines over the last week. The tournament series found a new home on Fox
Sports Net for its seventh season and, just hours later, crowned the champion of its
fourth Bellagio Cup, PocketFiver Mike "SirWatts" Watson. At the center of the action
on the WPT circuit is Mike Sexton, lead commentator alongside Hollywood heartthrob
Vince Van Patten. They have been the voice of the World Poker Tour since it debuted
in 2002. Sexton joins the PocketFives Podcast this week.

Sexton comments on his thoughts when he learned that GSN, which currently airs the
sixth season of the World Poker Tour, elected not to pick up the exclusive rights to
Season VII: I was happy about it because I didn't think that GSN was the right
partner. I was continually bombarded with people asking me how to get GSN. They
didn't have the money to market the show properly. I think that Fox Sports Net is
the perfect fit and that the WPT is going to shine.

Meanwhile, two members had six-figure cashes in major online poker
tournaments this past week, as #4 ranked Alex "AJKHoosier1" Kamberis earned $135,000
for second place in the Full Tilt $1 Million Guaranteed flagship tournament. He was
one card away from a dominant chip lead heads-up, but was ousted by a brutal river
card. France\'s "Shantaram" won $141,700 for second place in the PokerStars Sunday
Million and quickly became one of the top-ranked online tournament players in that
country. "Eisenhower1" of Sweden took down the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for over
$97K and moved up to #31 in the online poker rankings. Jason "JCarver" Somerville
won the PokerStars Sunday Second Chance for nearly $58K and "dippydough" won the
Bodog $100K Guaranteed for the second time in four months.

Daniel "djk123" Kelly reclaimed the #1 worldwide online ranking this week; Chris
"moorman1" Moorman climbed one spot to #2. Johan "busto_soon" Van Til of the
Netherlands moved up two spots to #15, while James "P0KERPR033" Campbell, an
UltimateBet Star Player, re-entered the top 20. "Tomgus456" of Sweden won the Full
Tilt $65K Guaranteed earlier in the week and is now ranked #26. Felipe "improved"
Montenegro of Costa Rica and "itssuited" had dual wins in the PokerStars and Full
Tilt Poker $100 rebuy tournaments earlier in the week, and both entered the top 50
because of those scores. Scott "stsitron" Sitron also won the Full Tilt Poker $65K
Guaranteed; boosting him 21 spots to #59 worldwide. PocketFiver "gregior" of the
United Kingdom is up 34 slots to #66 following his $85,800 first place score in the
PokerStars $1K Super Tuesday.

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Maria Gomez
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San Jose, Costa Rica
(506) 2289-6647

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