February 03, 2010 12:32 ET

A Winning Pair: TSN and Team up to Launch TSN Poker Club

Canadians now have access to their favourite sports and their favourite game in one place at

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 3, 2010) - Every fan dreams of a day like this, when their favourite team adds an all-star to the roster. TSN, Canada's sports leader, has teamed up with, the world's biggest online poker site, to create a custom built poker environment for the ultimate sports fans – The TSN Poker Club ( 

The TSN Poker Club, which launched today, allows members to enjoy a series of free-to-enter tournaments featuring great prizes, access to a skill-building poker school and the latest news on the biggest live and online tournaments from all over the world.

"Poker's popularity in Canada continues to grow and the TSN Poker Club gives poker players of all levels a chance to get into the action and win exclusive prizes," says Geoff Fardy, Canada Country Manager, "Every team wants to partner with the best and no one in Canada knows sports like TSN. Together we offer unprecedented access to the sport of poker on television and now online."

Known for its award-winning software, outstanding tournaments and prizing, poker players all over the world choose, making it the world's largest poker site. To get started, simply go to and click 'download and play' to get the free software and then follow the instructions to create your account.

"Poker on TSN has always attracted a loyal and dedicated audience of fans who love the thrill of high stakes competition," says Shawn Redmond, Vice President of Marketing, TSN. "The TSN Poker Club gives our fans the opportunity to get in the game with's industry-leading software, the best game selection and access to exclusive tournaments and prizing."

Get in the Game with Freeroll Tournaments

TSN Poker Club is hosting online tournaments three times daily from February 3 to July 31 that qualify players for the weekly finals and the monthly main tournaments. It's free to play and there are great prizes to be won, such as poker tables and snowboards. Don't worry if you aren't a poker star yet, you can sign up for a free account and hone your skills in the free poker school on the site before taking a shot in the freeroll tournaments.

Remember, TSN Poker Club tournaments are absolutely free to play which means you can build your bankroll without spending a penny. Add TSN Poker Club to your browser's favourites to keep up to date on tournaments and prizing.

Tournament Schedule

Tournament Buy-in Date Time Prize
TSN Poker Club Freeroll  Free Mondays - Saturdays, February 3 - July 31 13:00, 19:00 and 22:00 (all ET) Top 54 win seats to Weekly Final
TSN Poker Club Weekly Final  N/A Sundays, February 7 - August 1 20:00 ET Top 99 win seats to Monthly Final + prizes
TSN Poker Club Monthly Main Tournament  N/A March 1, April 5, May 3, May 31, July 5, August 2 20:00 ET Fantastic Prizes

About is the world's largest poker site with more than 31 million members around the world. It's the first choice of the world's top players with more daily tournaments than anywhere else with the best security online. More hands have been dealt on than any other site, that's over 37 billion hands dealt to date and more than 242 million tournaments played. operates worldwide under the license from the Isle of Man Government. A recent addition to the PokerStars family, PokerStars.IT, operates in Italy under the Italian Government license.

PokerStars is in the record books, boasting the Guinness World Record for 'Largest Online Poker Tournament' and 'Most Players on an Internet Poker Room'.

PokerStars regularly sets the bar high, staging some of the biggest online and live poker tournaments in the world:

  • The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is the premier yearly online poker tournament series in the world.
  • The European Poker Tour attracts the best players and currently generates the biggest prize pool of any poker tour
  • The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure staged on the shores of Paradise Island in the Bahamas is where thousands of players compete for a share of millions in prize money
  • The Latin American Poker Tour unites the best players in South America
  • The Asia Pacific Poker Tour does the same across the Pacific
  • The World Cup of Poker a unique fixture on the poker calendar that combines the online and live poker worlds for a team challenge that pitches nation against nation

PokerStars is also the official sponsor of the; Russian Poker Tour, The Italian Poker Tour, The Czech-Slovak Poker Tour, Australia-New Zealand Poker Tour, The UK and Ireland Poker Tour.

PokerStars is also home to an elite team of sponsored players known as Team PokerStars Pro – a group of established and up and coming players that travel the world competing in international tournaments. For a full list of Team PokerStars Pros visit 

About TSN

Official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and London 2012 Games of the Olympiad, TSN, a division of CTVglobemedia, is Canada's Sports Leader and Canada's most-watched specialty network. TSN's comprehensive broadcast schedule features an exciting line up of sports including NHL, IIHF, CFL, NFL, NBA, Blue Jays Baseball, Season of Champions Curling, Golf's Majors, F1, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Grand Slam Tennis, Championship Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts events. TSN properties include TSN2, TSN MOBILE and the industry leading sports website TSN delivers more sports coverage in High Definition than any other network in Canada.

Contact Information

  • For more information on the TSN Poker Club, please contact:
    Paradigm Public Relations
    Anne Locke
    416-203-2223 x 225
    Greg McIsaac
    Director of Communications