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WPT's YOUNG GUNS OF POKER Showcases Poker’s Rising Stars Destined To Rule The Felt.

young guns Meet the newest faces poker has attracted...young, betting brave and building bankrolls! WORLD POKER TOUR: "YOUNG GUNS OF POKER", premiering Wednesday, August 31 at 9 PM (ET/PT) on the Travel Channel, draws together 6 of poker's best and brightest to face-off in a battle of skill and luck.

All under the age of 30, these young guns have been setting the poker world on fire. Players include law-student-turned-poker-shark Joe Cassidy, 25; East Coast prodigy John D'Agostino, 22; Scott Fischman, 24, named one of the top ten players by Card Player Magazine; Thomas "Thunder" Keller, 24, WPT Boot Camp Instructor; Pete Lawson, 24, nicknamed "Pac Man" for his non-stop talking; and David Williams, 24, often called "The Future of Poker."

With plenty of fast action and big bets, it seems no one has told these players that poker takes a lifetime to master. These young guns know the stakes are high, and the bragging rights even higher, as they navigate the cards, chips and each other, with the hopes of coming out on top.

The WORLD POKER TOUR series is produced for the Travel Channel by WPT Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: WPTE). Steven Lipscomb is the show's creator and serves as executive producer. Joe Swift is the executive producer for the Travel Channel.

The WORLD POKER TOUR(R) launched the poker phenomenon when it first aired on the Travel Channel on March 30, 2003, and it continues to lead the way in developing poker as a major international sport. The highest rated show ever on The Travel Channel, the WPT is now seen in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide. WPT airs every Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the Travel Channel.

The Travel Channel is the only television network devoted exclusively to travel entertainment. Capturing the fascination, freedom and fun of travel, the Travel Channel delivers insightful stories from the world's most popular destinations and inspiring diversions. It is available in more than 80 million homes and is a service of Discovery Networks, U.S., a unit of Discovery Communications, Inc. Visit the Travel Channel on the Web at and click on Travel Channel.

Source: WPT's Press Release.

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