SOURCE: Ladies International Poker Series

The US Ladies Poker Championship is a division of Ladies International Poker Series or LIPS

April 20, 2010 12:00 ET

New US Ladies Poker Championship Featuring LIVE Webcast to Millions of Viewers

Poker Rooms are Encouraged to Host Qualifying Events and Take Advantage of Branding Opportunities at New LIVE Webcast Poker Competition Featuring Women Poker Players

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - April 20, 2010) -  The Ladies International Poker Series (LIPS) has introduced the US Ladies Poker Championship (USLPC) -- an elite woman's title event featuring worldwide LIVE webcast. The two-day USLPC will take place Labor Day weekend, September 4-5, 2010, inside the Golden Nugget Casino Grand Ballroom in Las Vegas.

The demographic of women poker players continues to grow, yet it comprises less than five percent of the playing field in most major tournaments. To date, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Ladies Championship is the only major poker championship highlighting women. The USLPC, spearheaded by LIPS founder Lupe Soto, is positioned to become the premier event for women poker players.

The USLPC format allows for both online and land-based poker rooms to host satellites in order to send qualifying players on their behalf. If the winner of the USLPC is also a representative, two trophies will be presented -- one for the individual winner and one for her host poker room. The host poker room would also receive worldwide publicity and a guest appearance by a celebrity or prominent poker player for promotional purposes. 

"Currently, Poker Stars and Victory Poker have committed to running online satellites," stated Soto. "California casinos Bay 101, Bicycle, Phoenix, and Ocean's 11, along with Nevada casinos Golden Nugget and Peppermill, have agreed to participate. Word has spread like wildfire, and promotions haven't officially started," she added.

The first USLPC Mega Satellite will be held on Sunday June 13th at 4PM at the Golden Nugget Casino. The $150 + $25 buy-in will award one $1,500 package for every ten players entered. The package includes a $500 + $50 buy-in to the 2010 USLPC, three nights hotel accommodations at the Gold Nugget Casino, $650 towards travel expenses, and entry to the prestigious 2010 Women in Poker Hall of Fame Banquet and Ceremony.*

* Restrictions apply -- Golden Nugget accommodations valid September 3-5, 2010 only. Visit http://www.USLadiesPoker.com for details, satellite information, and schedule of events.

About the US Ladies Poker Championship (USLPC)

In its inaugural year, the USLPC is the first major "stand alone" poker tournament for women. The two-day event will be broadcast LIVE on the internet for worldwide viewership. Casino and online poker rooms are encouraged to host satellites to qualify women representatives. The US Ladies Poker Championship is a division of Ladies International Poker Series (LIPS).

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