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April 15, 2011 05:57 ET

Revolutionary Live Poker Web Stream For paddypowerpoker.com Irish Open 2011

Jessie May To Anchor Web Show With Multi-Table Coverage By Roving Reporters, Dynamic News Ticker, Social Media Interactivity And Live Feature Table

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - April 15, 2011) -paddypowerpoker.com today announces details of the live web stream broadcast at the Irish Open 2011 which is set to revolutionize online coverage of multi-table poker tournaments.

The cutting-edge production will be anchored by Jessie May in a studio at the heart of the event and will feature live interviews, roving reporters and cameras in every corner of the tournament room, a dynamic news ticker on the live stream with up-to-the-minute info, social media interactivity for players and fans, a live feature table with running commentary and live streaming functionality for iPhones.

Live online coverage, which will be accessible via the live stream at paddypowerpoker.com/irish-poker-open/live and blog at paddypowerpoker.com/community/blog, starts at 1.00 p.m. on Friday, April 22 and continues through Easter weekend until the end of play at the final table on Monday April 25.

Viewers will also be able to take advantage of a host of exclusive promotions over the course of the weekend including daily iPad freerolls, a generous reload bonus, and a fantastic World Series of Poker Experience package to play poker in Las Vegas this summer.

Additionally, paddypower.com will offer live betting in a variety of markets during the Irish Open, accessible via the live stream window.

The voice of poker, Jessie May, said he was thrilled to part of such an exciting production. "The Irish Open is my favourite tournament of the year and this year we're giving online coverage of live poker a much-needed overhaul."

"It's going to be revolutionary - more of an action-packed web-show than a basic live stream - with roving reporters covering every inch of the room, on-the-fly interviews, up-to-the-minute chip counts on our news ticker, a feature table, blog, twitter, Facebook. You name it we've got it."

"We're going to transport viewers from their sofa right to the heart of this unique tournament in a way no-one has managed to do before and I for one can't wait. See you in Dublin!"

The paddypowerpoker.comIrish Open is Europe's longest running poker tournament. Now in its 30th year the €3,200 + €300 event takes place over Easter weekend, April 22 to 25, at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, Ireland and will feature some of the biggest names in world poker.

Note to editors:

The live blog can be accessed from April 22 at:

http://www.paddypowerpoker.com/community/blog/

The live video stream can be accessed from April 22 via:

http://www.paddypowerpoker.com/irish-poker-open

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