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January 17, 2008 09:01 ET

HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc.: Registration Begins Tomorrow Through Ticketmaster for the 2008 Canadian Open Poker Championships

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2008) - HeadsUp Entertainment Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc. (the "Company") (PINK SHEETS:HDUP) is pleased to announce that beginning Friday January 18, 2008 registration for all 5 Events of the 2008 Canadian Open Poker Championships will be available through www.ticketmaster.com. "We are pleased to give our players the ability to secure their spots in all events through Ticketmaster's secure online website. For international players that do not wish to bring large amounts of cash across the border, they can be assured of securing their entry" stated president and CEO Kelly B. Kellner.

Pre-registration has been very strong and the Company is confident that the Main Event will be sold out quickly. With a large contingent of international poker pros slated to attend, demand has been strong from amateurs across the country wanting to play against their poker idols and potentially become "Television's Next Poker Superstar."

For a complete list of events, blind structures and prize pool breakdowns go to www.canadianchampionshippoker.com. Satellites for all events begin this weekend and will be listed on the website.

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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