LAS VEGAS, NV — (MARKET WIRE) — 07/06/2005 — GWIN, Inc. (OTC BB: GWNI) announced today that CEO Wayne Allyn Root has been asked by the Players Network to host a live-audience talk show at this year’s World Series of Poker.
The Las Vegas-based Players Network, widely known as the leading gaming industry broadcast channel, will cover the World Series of Poker live six hours a day from July 6 through July 9, 2005. This poker and gaming lifestyle talk show will air daily within that six-hour period on the main stage at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas — selected to host this year’s championship. The Player’s Network distributes its programming through casino-based networks, on DVD, videocassette, and beginning July 6, via its landmark, Internet-based broadband network broadcast (www.PlayersNetwork.com).
Mr. Root, who is also the executive producer and star of “Wayne Allyn Root’s WinningEDGE,” a college football pre-game show that will debut in the fall on its new channel — Superstation WGN — is “well suited for this talk show format,” according to the Players Network Founder and CEO, Mark Bradley. “We’re thrilled to have a host like Wayne Allyn Root who can ask the in-depth questions that other interviewers wouldn’t even think of.”
President of programming for the Players Network, and creator of the international phenomenon that is Baywatch, Michael Berk added, “Wayne knows gamblers, and he knows gambling. When you combine that with his compelling presence on television and stage, we expect Wayne and this show to give our network the winning edge.”
“We feel that this is the start of a long-term relationship with the Players Network,” said Wayne Allyn Root, “as well as another step towards GWIN becoming involved with professional poker and gaming-related programming.” CEO Root is also the executive producer of a new primetime reality-based television series this fall, “King of Vegas.” “King of Vegas” is scheduled to begin airing September 10, 2005, on Spike T.V.
About GWIN, Inc.:
GWIN Inc. is America’s only publicly traded sports handicapping company. GWIN specializes in developing and marketing sports handicapping advice and information via television (Wayne Allyn Root’s Winning EDGE™), radio, and the Internet (www.WinningEDGE.com) and producing sports and gaming programming.
About Players Network:
Players Network is the leading gaming industry media company that produces gaming-centric entertainment, information and instruction programming and distributes that programming via hotel casino private networks, home video and DVD distribution and beginning July 6th, on its Broadband Network, (www.playersnetwork.com). The company has a strong 10-year history of providing consumers with gaming content and businesses with strategic partner services in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and the greater US gaming community.
About the World Series of Poker:
The World Series of Poker is the richest sporting event on the planet. This year, the 36th annual event is expected to set participation and prize money records in its first year at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Thousands of poker enthusiasts from around the globe have begun descending on Las Vegas to compete for some $75 million in total prize money. The largest and most prestigious event of its kind, the World Series of Poker is expected to generate more than 15,000 player registrations by the time its main event begins July 7th.
More information about the 36th annual World Series of Poker is available at www.worldseriesofpoker.com.
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