Lipscomb to Deliver Keynote Speech at Poker Congress - Monday 3rd of April 2006

LAS VEGAS – The organizers of the World PokerCongress last week announced that Steve Lipscomb, president of the World PokerTour, will deliver a keynote speech at the event, scheduled for June 27 - 28,2006 at the City Conference Center in Stockholm, Sweden. Lipscomb joins theleader of the other leading poker tour, Jeffery Pollack, the firstcommissioner of the World Series of Poker, for a keynote exacta at the WorldPoker Congress.

"Steve Lipscomb had the vision and foresight to create the World PokerTour, one of the important events that launched the current poker boom," saysSue Schneider, president of River City Group, one of the organizers of theWorld Poker Congress. "Along with Jeffery Pollack, who runs the oldest andmost respected poker tour, Lipscomb will reveal the global reach of the gameand how it is penetrating international markets."

An award-winning producer/director of television and film, Lipscomb hasdirected the remarkable growth of the WPT, including the 2005 launch of theProfessional Players Tour (PPT), international expansion of WPT, and thebranding of the WPT with a variety of different licenses including sunglassesand apparel, poker tables and dicor, artwork and much more.

The World Poker Congress is the first conference to fully explore thesynergies between the live and online games. The conference will feature twotracks dedicated to the different forms of the game, as well as plenary andgeneral sessions featuring topics that appeal to each audience. Attendees willjoin colleagues to discuss issues such as marketing your poker room, playerdevelopment, legislation and economics in Europe, staging tournaments,building a player base, business strategies for a quickly maturing industry,fraud and security, mergers and acquisitions, and much more.

"The World Poker Congress will be the premier conference for the businessof poker globally," says Paul Dworin, publisher of Global Gaming Business andPokerBIZ magazines, the other producer of WPC. "There is clearly a synergybetween online poker rooms and real world poker and the WPC will examine howto capitalize on the growth of the game no matter which side of the equationyour business operates."

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