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The Bike To Hold World Team Poker Celebrity/Pro Am Knockout Tournament

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World Team Poker and The Bicycle Casino are joining forces for the first time for a Celebrity/Pro Am Knockout Tournament, featuring World Team Poker players.

The no limit hold’em event will take place on March 3 and 4, 2012, kicking off the Bike’s 23rd annual Winnin’ O’ the Green tournament series. Each table will start with one celebrity/pro bounty player. The player who knocks out the bounty wins $100. A first place prize of $30,000 is guaranteed. In addition, the last amateur player standing will get to play on World Team Poker’s Celebrity Team at the next World Team Poker Championship Event.

World Team Poker features the best and most recognizable poker players in the world, including Team Captains Johnny Chan, David Chiu, Phil Hellmuth, Jr., Doyle Brunson, Eli Elezra, Jeff Lisandro, Tony Guoga, Men “the Master” Nguyen, Juliano Maesano, Greg Mueller, Jean-Robert Bellande, Ben Roberts, Dan Heimiller, Marco Traniello, Kevin Song, Freddy Deeb, Dany Georges, Hasan Habib, Lenny Martin, Mario Esquerra, Peter Costa, George Kozel, George Kapals, George Theofanopoulous, Toto Leonidas, Chris Gregorian, Reza Gelena, Antonio Esfandiari, Carlos Mortenson and Thor Hansen among others.

“We are pleased to bring this event to the Bicycle Casino, for what we hope to be an annual event” said Michael A. Christian, World Team Poker’s CEO. “It gives players a chance to play with some of the best in the world in their backyard.”

The tournament will kick off with a red carpet event on Saturday at noon which will be filmed, along with the final table. Footage from the event will be included in future episodes of World Team Poker’s Championship Event.

ABOUT THE BICYCLE CASINO

The Bicycle Casino is the premiere place for poker in the Los Angeles area and is open for business 24-hours a day, every day of the year including the holidays. The Bike is one of the largest tournament casinos on the globe. Providing 175 tables with a wide array of games and limits, the Bike features Blackjack, EZ Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Pan 9, Chinese Poker, Pai Gow Tiles, as well as a wide range of poker games spread to accommodate all levels of play, including the ever popular No Limit Hold’em, Omaha, 7-Card Stud and 3-Card Poker. Its home of the innovative project, “Live at the Bike!”, the only live, high stakes cash game streamed via the Internet. The Bicycle Casino is located at 7301 Eastern Avenue, Bell Gardens, CA 90201, just off the 710 freeway and only minutes from the LAX and downtown Los Angeles areas. To find out more about the Bike visit www.thebike.com.

ABOUT WORLD TEAM POKER

World Team Poker brings exciting, unique elements to the game of poker that are seen in professional team sports. World Team Poker has signed the best players from countries from around the world to act as captains for their respective national teams. Each Team Captain has handpicked his/her team of professional poker players. World Team Poker will hold four divisional events each year, which will culminate in an annual World Team Poker Championship Event that will take place in Las Vegas, where the Teams battle it out for “Pride, Passion, Country.” To find out more about World Team Poker, visit www.worldteampoker.com.

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