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June 24, 2011 05:57 ET

Sky Poker's UK Cash Games Series Debuts Friday

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 24, 2011) - TV channel and online poker room Sky Poker have announced the dates for the first season of the new 'UK Cash Game' show, beginning on Friday 24th June at 23:00 GMT. With top UK poker pros including Neil Channing, Ian Frazer and Sky Poker's Julian Thew clashing on the felt, the UK Cash Game will air every Friday night for the next six weeks and give viewers the chance to watch and learn from some of the best players in the UK poker sphere.

The UK Cash Game is the newest 6-episode poker games show from Sky Poker TV (Sky Channel 865) and will air on Friday evenings between 11pm and 1am. Viewers will also be able to enjoy the show during the week, with repeats running throughout, meaning no one will miss out on the action. Commentary will be provided by Tony 'Tikay' Kendall and Richard Orford, two of Sky Poker's most established presenters.

"Sky Poker's UK Cash Game is an exciting addition to Channel 865", said Claire Cook, Line Producer at Sky Poker TV. "I believe we found the perfect combination between entertainment and great poker, and with some cutting edge technology in the table and card set up we could get through more hands per session, which means more great poker for our viewers to watch."

Players who feature in the first season include Irish Open champion Neil Channing, Nik Persaud, Ian Frazer, Jamie Burland, Carlo Citrone, Sam Razavi, Paul 'Action' Jackson and Julian Thew, who was recently signed by Sky Poker as their first sponsored professional player. These players will be joined by two representatives of Team Sky Poker, Wayne 'Gliterbabe' Rideout and Redmond 'LOLUFOLD' Lee, who will aim to match up to the big name pros sat beside them. With the World Series of Poker in full flow how will Lee – who was the top finishing Brit in last year's WSOP Main Event – fare at the cash tables?

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Sky Poker is the British Sky Broadcasting's division for online poker, which allows users to play poker on their website and screens selected hands from various tournaments and cash games on Sky Poker TV, allowing players on the site to become the stars of the TV channel. Sky Poker focuses on UK poker games players, with all play at the tables in pounds rather than dollars, as well as its own Sky Poker Tour around the country.

Sky Poker is licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC).

About Sky Poker TV

Sky Poker TV launched in February 2007 and since then has expanded to show more content from the site, highlights from the Sky Poker Tour (SPT), as well as regular live appearances and interviews from the top names in poker.

About Team Sky Poker

Team Sky Poker was formed in July 2010 and has already seen one player, Dan 'dantb10' Brown make a GUKPT Final Table. Players are able to qualify for Team Sky Poker by playing on the website, with quarterly finals awarding live tournament sponsorship and media exposure to the winners.

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