Gambling News » January 2006 » January 13, 2006. And Fox Sports Network Present Monte Carlo Millions 2005, The World's Most Exclusive Poker Tournament.

mcm River Belle kicks off the launch of its new free play online poker destination, 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 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. 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.

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The complete local broadcast schedule for Monte Carlo Millions can be viewed at

Source: River Belle

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