SOURCE: Extreme Poker Ltd.

August 08, 2005 13:05 ET

Extreme Poker Announces 'The Great Canadian Poker Tournament, British Columbia Edition'

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 8, 2005 -- Extreme Poker Ltd. (OTC: EXTP) is pleased to announce that its television program, "The Great Canadian Poker Tournament, brought to you by," has entered into negotiations to produce "The Great Canadian Poker Tournament, British Columbia Edition," to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The Great Canadian Poker Tournament brought to you by is the largest no-fee entry, live poker game available to the public.

"The foray to Canada's west coast is the beginning of a national project. We have had interest from other regions in the country and with the insatiable demand by the public, I see no reason why The Great Canadian Poker Tournament should not be available in all regions of the country," says Adam Feldman, President of Extreme Poker Ltd.

Mr. Feldman goes on to state, "We have begun talks with interested parties in jurisdictions outside of Canada, and North America, and are encouraged with the response we have received. Our unique format, our artistic production team, and the overwhelming demand and response from the poker playing public laid a roadmap for the Tournament to go world-wide."

Currently "The Great Canadian Poker Tournament, brought to you by" is taking applications for players on the web site, and to date the response has been enormous.

About is a leading site for playing poker on the Internet. With more than 70,000 online players at peak hours, is one of the largest online poker rooms in the world. offers a large variety of poker games and tournaments. EmpirePoker was established in 2002.

EmpirePoker is a brand owned and operated by Empire Online ( listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: EOL)

About The Great Canadian Poker Tournament

Extreme Poker Ltd.'s wholly owned subsidiary, The Great Canadian Poker Tournament, is an entertainment company that is in the process of producing a Reality TV series, encapsulating the Poker genre. Along with an 11-week reality series, episodes 12 and 13 conclude with a grand finale tournament. The finale will be hosted at Toronto, Canada's famous venue, 'The Docks,' host to past events such as 'The Canadian Idol' and 'Lenny Kravitz.' This tournament, which concludes the Reality TV program, is open to the public at absolutely no cost, and anoints one individual, The Great Canadian Champion. Along with bragging rights The Great Canadian Poker Champion will receive $150,000.00 in cash and prizes.

For a sample video clip of the weekly series "The Great Canadian Poker Tournament," please visit

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