Card Player Magazine and Card Shark Media have teamed up to create the first ever daily poker column for newspapers. The new daily column is entitled Tournament Hand Matchup. The only daily syndicated poker feature for newspapers will offer expert analysis by Barry and Jeff Shulman, poker champions and publishers of Card Player Magazine. Card Shark Media the top syndicator of poker content for newspapers and is also the only syndicate to offer both daily and weekly poker features to the newspaper industry.
Tournament Hand Matchup will be complementing Card Shark Media's poker feature that comes out weekly as written by poker pro and three-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Daniel Nagreanu. Daniel Negreanu is quickly being considered by many as the most well-known poker player on the planet. Nagreanu's work is published by over fifty newspapers with a circulation that tallies to almost 5.5 million readers combined.
The column will feature real poker hands as played by the pros in the big events. It will be featuring great graphics and will be available in both black & white and color.
"Managing editors, sports and features editors, and display and classified advertising executives want poker on a daily basis," said Steven J. Miller, President of Card Shark Media. "Poker builds readership and is an enticing source for fresh advertising revenue."
"The column is among the best training tools available to players of all skill levels," said publisher of Card Player magazine and poker pro Barry Shulman. "This isn't poker theory; this is poker reality. Tournament Hand Matchup presents real poker-odds from CardPlayer.com's innovative poker-odds calculator, real betting action from poker's most recognizable professional players, and concise analysis written by experienced tournament experts."
"Editors know that Tournament Hand Matchup attracts the high-priority 18-35 year old demographic. These readers don't read bridge columns; they play poker! Display and classified advertising executives know that this product attracts poker, gaming, and travel & entertainment advertisers who are committed to running long-term newspaper ad campaigns targeting the 65 million poker players and fans in the USA alone," added Miller.
The CEO and founder of entertainment site Bodog.com is all praises for the effort to bring poker into the mainstream. "Bodog.com knows first-hand the power of poker. We've been at the helm of poker's evolution into mainstream entertainment. Thanks to Card Shark Media and Card Player Magazine, poker has become a legitimate source of entertainment enjoyed by millions of newspaper readers around the world." He said.
September 13, 2006