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January 02, 2008 10:36 ET

HeadsUp Entertainment Inc. Announces the 2008 Canadian Open Poker Championships

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 2, 2008) - HeadsUp Entertainment Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc. (the "Company") (PINK SHEETS:HDUP) is pleased to announce that the 2008 Canadian Open Poker Championships will take place March 5-9, 2008 at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The tournament will feature a series of 5 events with an estimated prize pool exceeding $1.3 million CDN.

Event 1 will be a charity event with 5% of the prize pool being donated to Breast Cancer Research. It will be a $500 buy in, freezeout tournament with capacity of up to 250 players.

Event 2 (the Main Event) will be a $5000 buy in, heads up tournament with a maximum of 128 players. A number of international poker pros and celebrities have already committed to attend and play in the event which will be televised in Canada and around the world.

Event 3 is a $1500 buy in, short handed (6 players/table) tournament with up to a 200 player capacity.

Event 4 is a $1000 buy in freezeout format and Event 5, a $500 buy in freezeout, both expected to attract up to 300 players. All events are subject to regulatory approval.

"We are excited to be hosting this event in Calgary at the Deerfoot Casino," stated President and CEO Kelly B. Kellner. "Our last event attracted a world class field of competitors such as Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari, Andy Bloch, Nenad Medic and Huck Seed, World Series of Poker Main Event winner from 1996, as well as Canadian pros Greg "FBT" Mueller and "Yukon" Brad Booth. We have a distinct advantage with international players as Canadian prize pools for poker tournaments are tax free and with US and Canadian dollar parity we expect a strong international turnout."

Event information can be found at the company's poker website www.canadianchampionshippoker.com. The site also features previous television productions from events over the past 2 years. A formal media launch will take place at Deerfoot Inn and Casino next week.

About HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc.

HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc. is a global media and entertainment company engaged in the creation of branded entertainment through the development, production and marketing of televised programming based on poker and other entertainment themes.

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