NLOP Launches Free Online Site - Monday 3rd of April 2006

FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts – Responding to the increasingdemand for online poker alternatives, The National League of Poker (NLOP)announced the formal launch of its completely free online poker portalNLOP.com. The announcement includes the launch of the NLOP Spring Series,a 6-week promotion that will award over $30,000 in cash and prizes including 6seats to the 2006 World Series of Poker.

The NLOP poker contest is powered by Poker Creations, a leading providerof promotional poker tournaments and a wholly owned subsidiary of NLOP, Inc.The Poker Creations division will handle all game management and logistics.Poker Creations just completed operating a nationwide online promotionsponsored by Miller Beer. During the 8-week promotion over $100,000 in prizeswere awarded in the Milwaukee's Best Light "Best Me" promotion.

According to a recent NY Times article over 65M Americans play Poker. Infact Poker has become America's #1 leisure game, with more participants thangolf and tennis combined. But, the majority of online poker adoption has beenthrough offshore or remote site operators like Party Poker, Poker Stars, andParadise Poker, as domestically based online poker rooms would violate currentUS law.

"We feel there is huge audience of Americans looking for legalalternatives to offshore sites", explained Alan Miller founder of NLOP. "Whileoffshore sites claim to offer 'free' poker, most also offer little to win.With NLOP, people can win huge prizes, and because we limit the amount ofpoints they get to play with each day-the NLOP poker experience is morerealistic than other free sites".

"Poker has exploded on TV", commented Miller, "but US advertisers andsponsors have not been able to connect with the online poker audience". "Therehas been substantial precedent set for media and brand properties to stay faraway from these offshore operators, NLOP provides advertisers and sponsors theopportunity to connect with the burgeoning poker demographic in a US-legal andfun fashion".

Consumers can sign up and play at http://www.nlop.com and compete for seats atthe World Series of Poker. One grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 seatat the 2006 World Series of Poker. Five other seats plus cash and prizeswill also be awarded during the Spring Series promotion.

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