Casino Connection, the Nation's Only Television Show Dedicated to Casino Gambling, Debuts in Atlantic City and on Players Network

Industry news, 'Inside' Player Information to be

Offered in One-Hour Live Talk Show



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Inlet Communications

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- WWAC-TV 53 in Atlantic City
 and Players Network today announced that Casino Connection, the nation's only
 weekly television program dedicated exclusively to casino gambling, will debut
 this week on broadcast television and the Internet.  The one-hour live talk
 show will be broadcast on television every Wednesday at 9 p.m. EDT, with a
 focus on gaming industry news and "inside" information for players.  The hosts
 for Casino Connection are Roger Gros, former Senior Editor of Casino Player
 magazine, author of "The Winner's Guide to Casino Gambling" and acknowledged
 national gaming expert; and Dave Bontempo, the Award-Winning Color Commentator
 for ESPN and other network sporting events.
     Casino Connection will focus on Atlantic City but will include news from
 casinos around the world.  The show will reveal where to find the loosest slot
 machines, the best blackjack and table games, how to get the most comps, and
 more.  Casino Connection will be broadcast live on WWAC-TV 53 in Atlantic
 City, which is owned by Lenfest Broadcasting, and carried on cable in seven
 counties in Southern New Jersey, reaching more than 580,000 homes.  Segments
 of Casino Connection will be available on the Players Network website
 (http://www.playersnetwork.com ). Casino Connection is a joint venture between
 Lenfest Broadcasting LLC and Inlet Communications.
     "We're pleased to be able to launch the only weekly television program in
 the nation devoted solely to casino gaming," says Robert M. Lund, VP/General
 Manager of WWAC-TV.  "Casino Connection will connect with a large segment of
 our viewing audience who are also regular guests of the Atlantic City casinos.
 Another large part of our marketing is the casino industry workforce.  We will
 reach them with this program as well as key industry executives that influence
 the future in our area."
     Mark Bradley, the President of Players Network, says Casino Connection is
 long overdue.  "Considering the size of the gaming industry," says Bradley,
 "it's surprising that there is no weekly television program that provides the
 information important to both industry executives and players. It provides
 Players Network with another source of content unavailable anywhere else on
 the Internet."
     Each edition of Casino Connection will include exclusive interviews with
 gaming celebrities, experts, public officials and casino executives; a segment
 featuring the hot attractions of gaming: the top 10 buffets, slot clubs,
 blackjack, entertainment, rooms, restaurants, etc.; a segment dedicated to new
 slot machines, techniques and strategies of slot or video poker play, special
 slot events at casinos, interviews with slot directors or slot manufacturers,
 and other slot-related topics; and the secrets about playing table games..
 A special "Game Watch" segment on Casino Connection is produced by Players
 Network.  Game Watch demonstrates the latest slot machine and video poker
 technology on games such as Little Green Men, Wheel of Fortune,
 Triple-Five-Ten Play Poker and more.
     Roger Gros is a nationally recognized gaming expert, with appearances on
 ABC-TV's The View, CNN's Newsstand, The Learning Channel's Secrets of the
 Casinos, and other national shows.  Dave Bontempo has hosted ESPN's Friday
 Night Fights and has been a commentator at many of the sport's major matches.
 He was recently named to New Jersey's Boxing Hall of Fame.  Together, Gros and
 Bontempo have previously hosted a cable television program called Inside
 Gaming and ESPN's highly rated U.S. Poker Championships.
     Lenfest Broadcasting LLC purchased WWAC-TV 53 in August 2000, and has made
 a commitment to become the leading provider of innovative and exclusive
 high-quality local and regional programming that connects all segments of the
 viewing audience.  Through community relationships, strategic alliances and
 syndication agreements, Lenfest expects to make WWAC-TV 53 one of the
 prominent stations in the Greater Atlantic City, Southern New Jersey and
 Greater Philadelphia markets.
     Players Network Inc. owns and operates PlayersNetwork.com, a broadband
 gaming and entertainment Internet Portal, which includes originally produced
 gaming-related content, e-commerce and full-streaming video programming on the
 World Wide Web.  Players Network also operates the first and only 24-hour
 digital gaming and entertainment cable television channel, which is broadcast
 directly into hotel and casino guestrooms.  The company recently signed a deal
 with British Telecom to provide gaming centric, information and rich media
 content to BT for use with its Internet access products and content services
 across all platforms, which will include narrowband, broadband, and wireless
 services.
     For more information, video clips or original photographs, please contact
 Steve Moliver, Vice President of Marketing and Public Affairs Manager for
 Lenfest Broadcasting LLC, 609-441-0400, Mark Bradley, President of Players
 Network Inc., 702-895-8884, or Roger Gros, President, Inlet Communications,
 609-992-5510.
 
 

SOURCE Inlet Communications
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- WWAC-TV 53 in Atlantic City
 and Players Network today announced that Casino Connection, the nation's only
 weekly television program dedicated exclusively to casino gambling, will debut
 this week on broadcast television and the Internet.  The one-hour live talk
 show will be broadcast on television every Wednesday at 9 p.m. EDT, with a
 focus on gaming industry news and "inside" information for players.  The hosts
 for Casino Connection are Roger Gros, former Senior Editor of Casino Player
 magazine, author of "The Winner's Guide to Casino Gambling" and acknowledged
 national gaming expert; and Dave Bontempo, the Award-Winning Color Commentator
 for ESPN and other network sporting events.
     Casino Connection will focus on Atlantic City but will include news from
 casinos around the world.  The show will reveal where to find the loosest slot
 machines, the best blackjack and table games, how to get the most comps, and
 more.  Casino Connection will be broadcast live on WWAC-TV 53 in Atlantic
 City, which is owned by Lenfest Broadcasting, and carried on cable in seven
 counties in Southern New Jersey, reaching more than 580,000 homes.  Segments
 of Casino Connection will be available on the Players Network website
 (http://www.playersnetwork.com ). Casino Connection is a joint venture between
 Lenfest Broadcasting LLC and Inlet Communications.
     "We're pleased to be able to launch the only weekly television program in
 the nation devoted solely to casino gaming," says Robert M. Lund, VP/General
 Manager of WWAC-TV.  "Casino Connection will connect with a large segment of
 our viewing audience who are also regular guests of the Atlantic City casinos.
 Another large part of our marketing is the casino industry workforce.  We will
 reach them with this program as well as key industry executives that influence
 the future in our area."
     Mark Bradley, the President of Players Network, says Casino Connection is
 long overdue.  "Considering the size of the gaming industry," says Bradley,
 "it's surprising that there is no weekly television program that provides the
 information important to both industry executives and players. It provides
 Players Network with another source of content unavailable anywhere else on
 the Internet."
     Each edition of Casino Connection will include exclusive interviews with
 gaming celebrities, experts, public officials and casino executives; a segment
 featuring the hot attractions of gaming: the top 10 buffets, slot clubs,
 blackjack, entertainment, rooms, restaurants, etc.; a segment dedicated to new
 slot machines, techniques and strategies of slot or video poker play, special
 slot events at casinos, interviews with slot directors or slot manufacturers,
 and other slot-related topics; and the secrets about playing table games..
 A special "Game Watch" segment on Casino Connection is produced by Players
 Network.  Game Watch demonstrates the latest slot machine and video poker
 technology on games such as Little Green Men, Wheel of Fortune,
 Triple-Five-Ten Play Poker and more.
     Roger Gros is a nationally recognized gaming expert, with appearances on
 ABC-TV's The View, CNN's Newsstand, The Learning Channel's Secrets of the
 Casinos, and other national shows.  Dave Bontempo has hosted ESPN's Friday
 Night Fights and has been a commentator at many of the sport's major matches.
 He was recently named to New Jersey's Boxing Hall of Fame.  Together, Gros and
 Bontempo have previously hosted a cable television program called Inside
 Gaming and ESPN's highly rated U.S. Poker Championships.
     Lenfest Broadcasting LLC purchased WWAC-TV 53 in August 2000, and has made
 a commitment to become the leading provider of innovative and exclusive
 high-quality local and regional programming that connects all segments of the
 viewing audience.  Through community relationships, strategic alliances and
 syndication agreements, Lenfest expects to make WWAC-TV 53 one of the
 prominent stations in the Greater Atlantic City, Southern New Jersey and
 Greater Philadelphia markets.
     Players Network Inc. owns and operates PlayersNetwork.com, a broadband
 gaming and entertainment Internet Portal, which includes originally produced
 gaming-related content, e-commerce and full-streaming video programming on the
 World Wide Web.  Players Network also operates the first and only 24-hour
 digital gaming and entertainment cable television channel, which is broadcast
 directly into hotel and casino guestrooms.  The company recently signed a deal
 with British Telecom to provide gaming centric, information and rich media
 content to BT for use with its Internet access products and content services
 across all platforms, which will include narrowband, broadband, and wireless
 services.
     For more information, video clips or original photographs, please contact
 Steve Moliver, Vice President of Marketing and Public Affairs Manager for
 Lenfest Broadcasting LLC, 609-441-0400, Mark Bradley, President of Players
 Network Inc., 702-895-8884, or Roger Gros, President, Inlet Communications,
 609-992-5510.
 
 SOURCE  Inlet Communications