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National Poker League kicks off in Paris.

The National Poker League (NPL) has revealed that their 2007 Global Circuit Tour will begin with the Paris Open in France on May 13th at the Cercle Gaillon Casino in the heart of Paris. NPL has partnered itself with several international host casinos and online sites to promote and establish qualifying satellite tournaments throughout the year. NPL's comprehensive series will lead to four televised World Cups: Paris Open in May, UK Open in August, Asia Open in October, and the 2nd annual "Vegas Open" in November.

‘NPL is not an American or European tour, it's a true worldwide poker circuit open to everyone’, says NPL VP of Poker Operations, Edna Dalton. ‘NPL is the newest and most aggressive poker organization in the world. NPL wants to redefine the tour. As a strong advocate of poker, we feel it's no longer a game but an established sport. In order to assist players attending from abroad, the NPL has established a pre-registration method on the NPL site or directly at Cercle Gaillon. Players are encouraged to sign-up early for a seat’.

The Paris Open with its €4,000 buy-in event from May 13 - 22nd is expected to reach Europe's highest attendance and prize pool. For this leg, the NPL has created the ultimate poker experience, offering players six one-hour episodes from each tour stop that will be aired on international markets. Players will enjoy €100,000 of ADDED MONEY, a welcoming VIP gala party, as well as travel discounts.

The 2007 World Opens will be entirely produced in High Definition and will be aired on the INHD Network (Time Warner, Comcast, Cox Communications and Cablevision) and in standard definition in US Syndication reaching over 100 million households. International markets include Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, Italy, UK, Eastern Europe, the Philippines, South Korea, and Japan.
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