The Small Town Poker Tour, and its parent company AMT Media LLC, have announced a new venue for 2005, “The amazing interest in the upcoming US Tour has lead us to push up the date for the European Small Town Tour .” said Mark Fracalossi CEO of AMT Media LLC. Fracalossi stated, “The format will be the same as the US Tour, raise money for charity along the way and crown one champion”. “We are working on a few European sponsors and as soon as we finalize the details we will have an announcment.” “We have been visiting possible sites the last few weeks.” The public may visit the web site smalltownpokertour.com and find out how to nominate their town. “We are looking for unique small towns and local charities to play for”. “We urge all people to email us with their ideas”, Fracalossi stated. The Small Town Poker Tour will offer original episodes of the tour at NATPE Convention January 24-27 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. NATPE seems to be the best place to showcase the Tour and show, stated Mark Fracalossi Executive Producer. We feel the exposure we get will be good and lead to the right placement of the show Fracalossi said. The Small Town Poker Tour will travel all fifty United States in search of the best amateur player in America, along the way featuring a unique blend of characters that make for some very exciting action. The Tour will add a new grass roots look to the nations fastest growing card game Texas Hold’em. The Poker Tour will be different from the rest, “We put more on the people aspect and feature unique locations.” It will also raise money for charity along the way. The Tour comes to town everyone who lives in that country is invited out to play, 100% of the money is given to a local charity. “We are going to take poker back to where it all started”, Fracalossi said. “Everyone views the shows now with their high stakes, and flashy sets, but the roots of Poker games can be found in every small town in the world.” This is a chance for all those who have the love for the game to give something back. “Our goal is to make this a fund raising machine for the towns we visit”, Fracalossi said.