updated 6/17/2011 9:16:32 AM ET 2011-06-17T13:16:32

CALGARY, Alberta, June 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc. (Pink Sheets:HDUP) operators of the Canadian Poker Tour, Canadian Poker Player Magazine and the Canadian Poker Player Television Network is pleased to announce that gross revenues from its poker tourism and international sports and entertainment divisions exceeded $517,000 USD in the first quarter of this year. This is primarily due to a series of major events including the Reign in the Ring boxing Pay per View and fight at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas and the Poker Super Cruise held aboard Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas in March and April. This result exceeds the company's total revenues for all of 2010 and exemplifies the growing success of the business model that management has implemented by focusing on larger high profile events in international jurisdictions.

Management believes that emerging opportunities that have arisen in the international tournament poker sector and a re-launch of a new television production model to meet the demand of shows like Poker after Dark and The Big Game that have been cancelled due to indictments against the online poker companies that produce them will be a major factor in increasing shareholder value.

The recently announced partnership with the World Poker Showdown has substantially contributed to the Company's growth and a number of additional announcements are forthcoming to outline additional deals in the international poker marketplace. Complete management prepared financial statements from the first quarter will be announced and posted at the end of this month.

About HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc.

HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc. is a global media and entertainment company engaged in the creation of branded entertainment through the development, production and marketing of televised programming based on poker and other entertainment themes. For more information see the Company's website www.headsupentertainment.com .

Forward-Looking Statements:

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this release, words such as "estimate," "expect," "anticipate," "projected," "planned," forecasted" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which are, by their very nature, not guarantees of HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc.'s future operational or financial performance, and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Due to the risks and uncertainties, actual events may differ materially from current expectations. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc.
         Investor Relations Kelly B. Kellner
         (403) 269-9039
         Website: www.headsupentertainment.com

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