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TV tournaments raising poker's popularity among teens

...television shows such as the World Poker Tour on the Travel Channel and the...ever, said Jackie Lapin, the World Poker Tour spokeswoman. Ms. Lapin said...makes poker products for the World Poker Tour, calculated that about 20 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/28/xtr_438401.shtml
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Poker is suddenly one of television's hottest programming trends

...After less than a year, the "World Poker Tour" is already the Travel Channel's...trend-conscious cable channel, beat World Poker Tour operators to the punch by putting...Steve Lipscomb, CEO of the World Poker Tour, started his company in October...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/24/tel_395086.shtml
Television
Riding a wave of poker popularity, casinos opening new card rooms

...World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, then outlasts a colorful cast of characters to win $2.5 million. "When the World Poker Tour got into television and used technology to show the hole cards, it sparked enormous interest in poker," said Gary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/24/liv_426254.shtml
Life & style
Celebs play in World Series of Poker

...jacks. Her sweatshirt-hooded boyfriend and popular World Poker Tour player, Phil "Unabomber" Laak, soon followed...gambling to bring in millions of passionate fans. The World Poker Tour's hole-card cameras and expert coverage on The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/11/oth_458382.shtml
Other sports
New TV channel rolls the dice on viewer interest in gambling

...been dealing out an increasing number of gambling-themed shows, including Travel Channel's hit series on the World Poker Tour and the upcoming "Celebrity Poker Showdown" on Bravo. Still, it remains to be seen whether gambling shows will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/27/tel_398646.shtml
Television
Decision on poker coming

...They simply love the game of poker," he said. Mike Sexton, a professional poker player and commentator on the World Poker Tour, testified that skilled players win more, relying on ability ranging from knowing when to fold, how much to bet...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/02/14/met_511387.shtml
Metro
TV Lookout: highlights for the week

...shows to look out for: - Inspiration? Education? Vicarious pleasure? Envy? There are many reasons to watch "World Poker Tour," where the cards are being dealt as it heads into its fourth season. Premiering Wednesday at 9 p.m. on the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/05/tel_67235.shtml
Television
The World Series Poker is a TV and Internet sensation

...plans to air 22 hours of coverage. Other networks also have capitalized on the craze. The Travel Channel offers "World Poker Tour," and Bravo's "Celebrity Poker Showdown" has everyone playing along with their favorite stars. Forget taking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/25/tel_416747.shtml
Television
Extra Super Bowl week can be critical for a lot of reasons

...Jake Delhomme is. - allows masterminds at other networks to counterprogram with shows such as "Travel Channel's World Poker Tour Battle of Champions" or "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." The real reason a two-week break is needed for this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/27/pro_402509.shtml
NFL
Letting the chips fall

...Poker and the Travel Channel's World Poker Tour have fueled a card-playing...their choice. The creators of World Poker Tour, which kicked off a new season...said Steve Lipscomb, the CEO of World Poker Tour. "If I were in college, I'd...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/27/met_410160.shtml
Metro