updated 6/20/2011 8:16:33 AM ET 2011-06-20T12:16:33

LAS VEGAS, June 20, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc. (Pink Sheets:HDUP);

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Americans may not be familiar with Canada Day, but on Friday, July 1st, the newly transformed Tropicana Las Vegas resort and casino will tip its cap to the Great White North, welcoming the Canadian Poker Tour to celebrate this national holiday in universal style: with a poker tournament!

Hosted by WSOP Mixed Hold'em gold bracelet winner/proud Canadian Gavin "Ole G" Smith, the Canada Day Mega Stack Poker Showdown will start with 30-minute levels, concluding with 40-minute rounds at the final table. With $20,000 in starting chips, there will be a $1,000 buy-in and $100 tournament fee to enter, making this one of the best tournament structures players will find. Spaces are limited to 72 players, so register early by calling (702) 739-2648. To book a room at the all-new Tropicana Las Vegas, please call (702) 739-2648 and mention promo code CANPK11 to receive a special room rate. For discounted airfare call WestJet Airlines Group Reservations line and use promo code CC6628. For more information about the event, please visit http://www.canadianpokertour.tv

Television highlight coverage will be directed by seasoned L.A. Poker Television Producer Jonnie Kedj, who has produced poker television for the World Poker Tour, Celebrity Poker Showdown and most recently Poker Stars' "The Big Game". Event coverage and interviews will also be streamed online with TV hostess Amanda Leatherman. The Canadian Poker Tour is owned and operated by HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc. (Pink Sheets:HDUP)

About Tropicana Las Vegas / http://www.troplv.com

Tropicana Las Vegas redefines the expectations of today's global travelers with a recently completed major transformation which provides a true resort experience. In addition to a vibrant and exciting motif with a South Beach, Miami rhythm and vibe, the transformation of the hotel resort & casino includes a fresh redesign of every hotel room and suite,the casino, the conference center and exhibition hall, several new restaurants, bars, a new poker room, a new race and sports book, and a new spa and fitness center. Entertainment at Tropicana Las Vegas includes Gladys Knight, the Brad Garrett Comedy Club, and Club Nikki/Nikki Beach – the ultimate nightclub and beach club experience.

For additional information on event reservations, hotel resort amenities, or available accommodations call 702-739-2222 or visit www.troplv.com . Stay up-to-date on the latest Tropicana Las Vegas happenings by finding us on Facebook ( http://facebook.com/troplv ) or follow us on Twitter ( http://twitter.com/troplv ).

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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