Foxwoods to Open WPT Room - Tuesday 21st of February 2006

LOS ANGELES – Now you can not only watchthe World Poker Tour(R) on television, but when you go to the casino you'll beable to play in a WPT-branded poker room. WPT Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: WPTE)and Foxwoods Resort Casino, the word's largest casino, announced today thatFoxwoods' newly expanded poker room, set to open in late March, will bear theWorld Poker Tour name.

"It's a very exciting landmark for the World Poker Tour," said SteveLipscomb, Founder and CEO of WPT Enterprises, Inc. "This is the point whenour brand truly moves into the casino in a major way. We've licensed our nameto slot machines and gaming tables, and this is the next significant step-theevolution of the WPT brand at the casino level. Poker players will experiencethe WPT excitement first hand in an environment that evokes the cool, classy,charismatic character of our show. We applaud our partners at Foxwoods forcontinuing to expand the benefits of our mutual relationship."

A charter member of the World Poker Tour, Foxwoods has staged some of thelargest events in WPT history over the Tour's four years. In fact, Foxwoodswas the very first casino to sign onto the Tour. Slated to debut in lateMarch, the WPT World Poker Room at Foxwoods will boost the number of pokertables at the resort to 114 from its current total of 76. This is a more than40% increase in the capacity of the existing poker room. The expansion willallow expanded tournament offerings, which will result in greatly increasedprize pool totals. It also solidifies Foxwoods as one of the largest and mostprestigious casino poker rooms in the country and the only venue for poker inNew England.

"This is a significant step for poker and further proof that the WPT andFoxwoods are a formidable team," said Kathy Raymond, Director of PokerOperations at Foxwoods. "We continually strive to lead the way when it comesto poker, and this new expanded state-of-the-art room will give our players atruly memorable experience."

The new WPT branded poker room at Foxwoods will move to a more expansivespace located near its current poker area. New poker technology will also addto the player experience, including use of LED table components, automaticcard shufflers and a state-of-the-art seating system. The poker room will besmoke-free and will offer a new 100+ seat restaurant, adjacent to the pokerarea.

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