Travel Chanel will begin televising season four of the World Poker Tour from Wednesday, March 8th. The program will be televised between 9-11 PM (Eastern Time). Poker news.com reports:

For poker fans from around the world that have been suffering from a televised poker deficiency, the World Slot Gacor Hari Ini Tour has a cure. In what has been perhaps the greatest season of the WPT, over $100 million in prize pools have been divided up by some of the best poker players from around the world.

Robert Daily – New Tournament Director for the 2006 WSOP

Robert Daily, the manager at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas; has been chosen as the Tournament Director for the 2006 WSOP. The event will be held from June 25th, at the Amzon Room , Rio Pavilion Convention Center. Pokernews.com reports:

The 62-year-old Daily will be the third Tournament Director for the WSOP in three years.

“We (at Harrah’s Entertainment) have learned a lot from the past two years and we intend to make the 2006 World Series of Poker the best ever for our guests,” said Daily.

IMG Teams Up With the World’s Largest Gaming Company – Harrah’s Entertainment Inc.

IMG and Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. have teamed up for a global sales and marketing alliance. Harrah’s world Series of Poker is a category leader and IMG has a strong base in working with global sports and entertainment properties. Sportsbusiness.com reports:

IMG will work closely with Harrah’s across all areas of the WSOP business, including global sponsorship sales, global product licensing, official website development, international event development and international television representation. The World Series of Poker is the richest sporting event on the planet.

One of World’s Largest Poker Rooms – Pokerstars Starts a VIP Club To Reward Players

One of the biggest Internet poker card rooms, Pokerstars has just launched a new VIP Club. This club has been put together in order to reward players with a host of prizes.online-casinos.com reports:

The poker site, which claims over 4,000,000 registered online punters and is one of the poker industry’s fastest-growing online poker card rooms was created with poker players in mind, and this is reflected in the new focus on loyalty awards. Top rewards include gift certificates for Neiman-Marcus and Dell, high-demand electronics such as iPod nano and plasma-screen televisions and Porsche Cayman sports cars.

Gaming Firm 888 Posts a 50 Percent Rise

Gaming firm 888 has posted a 52 percent rise in revenues in 2005, reaching 152.5 million pounds. Casino games like roulette and blackjack still remain the big grossers, but interest in poker surged up with revenues going up by 179 percent, to 61.9 million pounds. Edinburghnews.scotman.com reports:

The number of “real money” members – those who have registered and also take part in games – hit 5.5 million by the end of 2005, up 49 per cent since December 2004. Gibraltar, 888’s 23.2 million registered players are based across 150 different countries.