River Belle Monte Carlo Millions Begins Airing on January 14th
GIBRALTAR/LOS ANGELES –– January 12, 2006 – River Belle kicks off the launch of its new free play online poker destination RiverBelle.info, by sponsoring the telecast of the world’s most exclusive poker tournament, Monte Carlo Millions 2005 on Fox Sports Network (FSN). The first broadcast is scheduled for 9:30 pm EST on Saturday, January 14th 2006, and the series culminates with the showdown at the final table on March 18th 2006. The show will chronicle the action of 120 of the top professional, celebrity and online players competing for the largest prize pool in European history, $3 million, and a first prize of $1 million.
The excitement of River Belle Monte Carlo Millions will be carried over the airwaves by the familiar tones of FSN’s veteran announcer, Barry Tompkins, and gambling columnist and analyst, Michael Konik. Viewers will be able to watch poker being played at its highest level by some of the biggest names in the card playing world, including Phil Ivey, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Phil Hellmuth as well as the River Belle players Jesse Jones and Kenna James, the latter made it to the final table.
“We are excited about broadcasting the most prestigious poker tournament for the world to see,” said George Greenberg, FSN’s Executive Vice President of Programming and Production. “Partnering with a premium brand like River Belle allows FSN to not only bring the excitement of the game to the general public, but also satisfy the burgeoning interest in the game of poker.”
“The Monte Carlo Millions tournament is the place for the highest echelon of poker playing in the world. River Belle is proud to have partnered with FSN to bring this fantastic event to the general public,” said Tim Johnson, Chairman of Carmen Media Group, owners of the River Belle entertainment brand.
Capturing the same rarified blend of relaxing excitement found in all the River Belle sites, RiverBelle.info offers an environment that makes it easy to learn poker and include your friends in fun. Whether it’s Texas Hold’em, Omaha Hi/Low, 5-Card Stud or 7-Card Stud, this free play site allows you to enjoy poker the right way.
The complete local broadcast schedule for River Belle Monte Carlo Millions can be viewed at www.foxsports.com.
About River Belle
River Belle is the fastest growing entertainment brand owned by Carmen Media Group Limited based in Gibraltar. The company’s play destination, River Belle accommodates thousands of players every day offering poker school for learning the rules of the game and the skills required. Incorporating state-of-the-art software powered by Microgaming and rich interface features, River Belle brings the best online games to life in a fun and safe environment.
About Fox Sports Network
FSN reaches more than 81 million homes through its network of 20 regional sports channels. FSN, based in Los Angeles, serves as the cable TV home to 62 of the 82 MLB, NHL and NBA teams based in the United States, and produces over 4,500 live events each year. In addition to home team games, FSN telecasts a wide variety of national sports events and programming, including Best Damn Sports Show Period and Beyond the Glory. For the latest up-to-the-minute sports news and opinions, visit the FOX Sports/FSN website at FoxSports.com.