SOURCE: World Poker Store

December 04, 2007 10:00 ET

The World Poker Store Inc. and Marcel Luske Host "Hold 'em for the Holidays" Tournament at Washington Location

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - December 4, 2007) - The World Poker Store (PINKSHEETS: WPKS), a Nevada corporation with corporate offices in St. Paul, MN, and International poker pro and World Poker Store Advisory Board member Marcel Luske, "The Flying Dutchman," present Hold 'em for the Holidays, a Free Texas Hold 'em Tournament Friday, December 7th, at The World Poker Store's newest retail location in Federal Way, Washington. In conjunction with a 5:00 pm meet and greet and his appearance at the tournament's final table, Marcel will be signing autographs, posing for pictures and sharing his poker experiences with poker enthusiasts of all ages. On his way to the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic at the Bellagio in Vegas and true to his nickname "The Flying Dutchman," Marcel will challenge Washington's best players to meet him at the final table as he visits The World Poker Store and hosts the tournament that evening. Reserved tournament seats will be given away at The World Poker Store through out the week and the Friday tournament is open to the public first come first seated. Limited seats are available, the tournament is Free and prizes will be awarded through out the night. Marcel and fellow World Poker Store Advisory Board members Phil Hellmuth, Johnny Chan, Hoyt Corkins, Patrik Antonius and Liz Lieu represent the company around the world. The Advisory Board serves to raise awareness for the World Poker Store and advise the company on current poker trends as well as make promotional appearances for WPKS and its partners. With representation from multiple countries and a wealth of experience, tournament championships and WSOP bracelets, The World Poker Store Advisory Board members impact the growth of the company and serve as ambassadors of poker as its popularity continues to grow around the globe. The World Poker Store is a one of a kind retail experience devoted entirely to poker, offering everything from Texas Hold 'em tables, Casino Quality Chips, DVDs, Books, Apparel, poker paraphernalia and Tour Pro Collectibles. Currently one of the company's three brick and mortar retail locations the Washington store is located in the Commons at Federal Way and boasts over 6,000 square feet of poker merchandise. All ages are welcome to the meet and greet and all Hold 'em for the Holidays tournament players must be 21 years of age to compete. For additional information contact The World Poker Store Washington at 253-946-4307.

Local Players may also gather information about The Bar Poker League as The World Poker Store will promote the league through out the holidays and build a member base ready for league play as its Washington division launches in January of 2008. The Bar Poker League and its interactive website will hit the Washington market with live Texas Hold 'em tournaments hosted at bars and restaurants through out the Seattle and Tacoma area as part of a global poker community.

With offices in St. Paul, MN, Fort Myers, FL, Federal Way, WA, Amsterdam, NL, and Shenzhen, China, The World Poker Store Inc. continues to bring Free Texas Hold 'em and World Class entertainment to countries all over the globe. WPKS hosts a world wide poker community on its website www.theworldpokerstore.com and continues to add new player members while offering retail poker items for purchase online as well. Currently running hundreds of tournaments per week, WPKS and The Bar Poker League offers a live, face-to-face poker tournament experience without the risk of gambling.

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