or


[01/11/05 - 12:00 AM]
GSN Awards Georgia Viewer with Winnings

[via press release from GSN]

GSN Awards Georgia Viewer With Winnings

James Van Alstyne Outlasts Competitors to Win GSN's 'Poker Royale: The WPPA Championship'

Van Alstyne and Viewer Malin-Maria Teal of Cumming, Georgia Played for the Chance to Win $10 Million - They Were Unsuccessful, but Each Won $15,000 Tonight

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11 -- Malin-Maria Teal from Cumming, Georgia, is the winner of $15,000 tonight as the lucky home viewer selected to participate in GSN's live series finale of POKER ROYALE: THE WPPA CHAMPIONSHIP. As the grand prize winner of the $10 Million Poker Sweepstakes, Teal was partnered via telephone with the series' poker champion James Van Alstyne, who was present in Las Vegas along with host Kevin Nealon and play-by-play commentator Robert Williamson III. In front of a packed crowd at the Fremont Street Experience, Van Alstyne was dealt a five card hand and if he had received a full house or better, he and Teal would have split $10 million. Van Alstyne drew an ace of hearts, nine of hearts, 10 of hearts, nine of spades and a six of spades which equaled to a pair. The pair netted each of them $15,000 and a year's supply of Pizza Hut pizza per the sweepstakes rules.

Teal was chosen in a random drawing as the grand prize winner following her entry into the sweepstakes, which required entrants to log onto poker.GSN.com and enter one of the designated passwords that were revealed during each of the six episodes of POKER ROYALE. Teal and Van Alstyne could have won additional money if they had drawn one of these other combinations:

* If they drew a full house or better they would have split $10,000,000

* If they drew three of a kind, a straight or a flush, they would have each received $25,000

* If they drew two pairs, they would have each received $20,000

Van Alstyne had to defeat a strong field of competitors to become the champion of the series and victor of the tournament bracelet. Lee Markholt, Paul Wolfe, Kathy Liebert, Carlos Mortenson and Amir Vahedi were a few of the other top players that he faced in the network's first poker series. The network will premiere a second poker series, POKER ROYALE: BATTLE OF THE SEXES on Friday, January 21 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. The series will be hosted by nationally syndicated radio talk show host Tom Leykis and game show host Kennedy.

Teal, 33, an equine massage therapist, is an avid poker player and says it is the only card game that she plays. Teal attributes most of her skill to tips learned from watching GSN's POKER ROYALE. As for what she plans to do with her new winnings, Teal said, "I'm either going to buy a motorcycle or better yet go to Vegas and play poker."

(Note: Grand prize winner is subject to verification of eligibility.)

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, light sports, 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 56 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.

SOURCE GSN
Web Site: http://corp.gsn.com http://poker.GSN.com





  [january 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









[05/28/15 - 03:00 PM]
ABC Family Casts Jon Cor as Hodge Starkweather for Its Saga Series "Shadowhunters"
Hodge Starkweather is the weapons trainer at the Shadowhunters New York Institute and a former Circle member.

[05/28/15 - 12:31 PM]
Keke Palmer Will Join the Pink Ladies in "Grease: Live" on FOX
In addition, Broadway writers Robert Cary ("Anything but Love," "Ira & Abby") and Jonathan Tolins ("Buyer & Cellar," "The Last Sunday in June") will write the live television adaptation.

[05/28/15 - 12:04 PM]
Crown Media Family Networks & Best Friends Animal Society Commemorate June's Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month on Hallmark Channel's Daytime Lifestyle Program, "Home & Family"
Happy the Cat, a rescue himself and official feline ambassador to Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, will be the face of the month-long stunt and will make a special appearance on "Home & Family."

[05/28/15 - 11:07 AM]
Bakers Battle to Rise to the Top on Food Network's "Cake Wars"
Jonathan Bennett hosts this grueling competition, as the decorated bakers aim to impress master pastry chefs Ron Ben-Israel and Waylynn Lucas, as well as episodic guest judges.

[05/28/15 - 11:00 AM]
AMC's "Hell on Wheels" Season 5 to Premiere Saturday, July 18 at 9:00PM ET/PT
Seven new episodes will air this summer, with the final seven episodes of the series following in 2016.

[05/28/15 - 10:54 AM]
Electus International Signs Multiple Finished Tape Deals for ITV's "Bear Grylls: Mission Survive"
The six episode series, which premiered in the UK in February 2015, is produced by Bear Grylls Ventures, Electus, and betty.

[05/28/15 - 10:52 AM]
The Final Countdown to FIFA Women's World Cup 2015(TM) Has Begun
The campaign marks the crescendo of an unprecedented, company-wide multi-platform marketing initiative that began in 2014.

[05/28/15 - 10:51 AM]
NBC Announces Casting Call for Dorothy in Holiday Production of "The Wiz Live!"
Casting directors will be looking for a young African-American woman between 18-27 years old.

[05/28/15 - 10:45 AM]
"Unraveled" and "I'd Kill for You" Are Back - Hit Peacock Productions Series Return to Investigation Discovery
Both series are set to premiere in 2016.

[05/28/15 - 10:19 AM]
The Return of WE tv's "Braxton Family Values" Delivers 1.8 Million Total Viewers and a Series High Among Adults and Women 25-54
WE tv further spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/28/15 - 10:06 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Goes Stratospheric for STEM Scholars
In the first-ever university scholarship at UCLA created by and named for a television series, "The Big Bang Theory" and the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation have established The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment.

[05/28/15 - 10:05 AM]
"Lauren Lake's Paternity Court" Begins Third Season of Production in Atlanta
"With the series receiving ratings highs this season, I'm ecstatic to be returning to Atlanta for our third season to help people resolve their legal paternity issues," said Lauren Lake.

[05/28/15 - 09:31 AM]
Spike TV's "Catch a Contractor" Returns for a Third Season of Exposing Crooked Contractors on Sunday, June 21 at 10PM ET/PT
This season not only sets out to aid 10 new families in grim living circumstances, but also gives viewers a never-before-seen glimpse behind the scenes of the tense sting operations and the meticulous coordination needed to nab these deceitful conmen.

[05/28/15 - 09:23 AM]
Oxygen Media Launches New Online Destination "Very Real" as a One-Stop Shop for Millennial Women
"Very Real" will be home to digital content including shareable videos, in-depth features, blogs, quizzes, listicles and more.

[05/28/15 - 09:22 AM]
Video: Comedy Central Sets Premiere Date for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"
Trevor Noah starts his new job on Monday, September 28.