Comedian Kevin Nealon Set to Host POKER ROYALE: THE WPPA CHAMPIONSHIP on GSN
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 23 -- Kevin Nealon, most
recognized for the characters he created and played as the longest running
cast member in history on "Saturday Night Live," has signed on to host GSN's
new original six-episode series, POKER ROYALE: THE WPPA CHAMPIONSHIP,
premiering on Tuesday, December 7 at 9:00PM ET/PT.
Nealon will lend his humor and wit to the series by commentating on the
amateur and professional poker player's hands as they ante up for their chance
to win the tournament, and a chance to split $10 million dollars with a GSN
viewer in the $10 Million Poker Sweepstakes.
Filmed at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, POKER ROYALE: THE
WPPA CHAMPIONSHIP will allow poker fans across the country to enjoy the action
of No Limit Texas Hold'em with buy-ins and blinds (a bet put in play before
any cards are dealt) designed to emphasize skill over luck. Players include
Carlos Mortensen, Kathy Liebert and Paul Wolfe.
Currently, Nealon's voice can be heard as OCD Ken on Comedy Central's
"Crank Yankers." His other television credits include "The Larry Sanders
Show," "Dharma and Greg" and "Third Rock from the Sun." Nealon has also
starred in over two dozen films including "Happy Gilmore," "The Wedding
Singer," "Anger Management" and "8 Crazy Nights."
GSN, the Network for Games, is the only U.S. television network dedicated
to game-related programming and interactive game playing. The network
features game shows, reality series, documentaries and casino games. GSN is
the industry leader in interactivity and as such allows viewers a chance to
win prizes by playing along with GSN's televised games via GSN.com. Reaching
57 million Nielsen homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S. through all major
cable systems and satellite providers. The network is jointly owned by Sony
Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation. For further media
information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.
World Poker Players Association (WPPA) is the only player's organization
representing poker players worldwide. Founded in March 2004, the WPPA
represents all levels of players from beginners to professionals and as of
this month boasts 300 members worldwide. For further information on the WPPA
or to join, log onto wppa.info.
Opened in 1996, The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a Mardi-Gras themed resort
just west of the Las Vegas Strip. Operated by Coast Casinos, Inc., a
subsidiary of Boyd Gaming, The Orleans features 1,886 oversized guest rooms
including 58 suites, a full-service 142,000 square-foot casino, and
40,000 square feet of meeting/convention space. Entertainment opportunities
at The Orleans include the new 9,000-seat Orleans Arena, home of the Las Vegas
Wranglers, a 70-lane bowling center, an 18-screen movie theater, a showroom, a
spa/fitness center and a variety of restaurants. The Orleans is located at
4500 West Tropicana Avenue. For more information on The Orleans, or any of
its sister properties, Barbary Coast, Gold Coast, and Suncoast, visit
Web Site: http://corp.gsn.com