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March 11, 2008 08:30 ET

HeadsUp Entertainment Inc.: Huck Seed Wins The 2008 Canadian Open Poker Championships

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - HeadsUp Entertainment Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc. (the "Company" (PINKSHEETS:HDUP) is pleased to announce that 1996 World Series of Poker Champion Huck Seed has won the Main Event of the 2008 Canadian Open Poker Championships in Calgary Alberta at The Deerfoot Inn and Casino. He defeated Canadian poker star "Yukon" Brad Booth after a grueling best of 3 match that lasted over 5 hours and ended at 4:00 am.

"This was an amazing tournament in terms of both structure and quality of players" stated Seed, "I love it when the cream rises to the top and I get a chance to play with the best in the world. I am so happy that I finally won a heads up tournament!" Seed came 3rd in this inaugural Canadian Open two years ago and has also finished 3rd the last 2 years in a row at the NBC Invitational Heads Up Event. Seed takes home $100,000 for his first place finish.

"I am very pleased with the success of the event," stated HeadsUp Entertainment's President and CEO Kelly B. Kellner. "The staff at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino were amazing and that is reflected in the comments from all of the players."

Joe Hachem, 2005 World Series of Poker Champion, who was eliminated in the quarter final round said, "This is by far the best heads up tournament I have ever played in and I will definitely be back next year. The structure is much better than the World Series or NBC Invitational with the best of 3 format and a terrific blind structure."

The Main Event was one of 5 daily tournaments that saw over 600 players battle for a nearly $700,000 in combined prize pools.

More information and results can be found at www.canadianchampionshippoker.com.

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. For more information see the Company's website www.headsupentertainment.com.

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