INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 7, 2011) — Klipsch, a leading global speaker manufacturer, announces today the commencement of the brand’s on-site sponsorship of the 42nd annual World Series of Poker® (WSOP) currently being hosted at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Serving as the official headphone sponsor for the WSOP since December 2010, the Klipsch brand and its array of Image headphone products will be highly visible and readily available throughout the event to the estimated 25,000 attendees. With an on-site booth, Klipsch representatives are actively involved offering product demos of the Image ONE, Image X10i, Image S4i and Image S3 headphones, as well as the iGroove SXT iPod speaker system. As headphones are being awarded daily, a HDT-500 home theater system will serve as the grand prize giveaway on July 15. A few special promotions that will also take place include exclusive headphone discounts for WSOP fans through July 22 and cross-promotions with Jack Links Beef Jerky.

“We’re looking forward to interacting with poker enthusiasts from across the globe,” said Paul Jacobs, CEO of Klipsch. “By offering our signature sound as the official headphone sponsor, it is our goal to better equip WSOP fans with only the best in high performance audio. Every poker player needs a great pair of headphones, and we’re here to give them just that.”

As the official headphone sponsor, Klipsch plays a central role in on-site and online WSOP play. Additionally, Klipsch products are available for purchase in the fan fest zone at each WSOP event and awarded to online qualifiers of the new free-to-play online game on Klipsch also provides exclusive coupons and promotions to WSOP participants, as well as contributions to event gift bags.

Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker’s longest running set of tournaments, dating back to 1970. The high-stakes WSOP events attract participants and attendees from around the globe. The WSOP paid out more than $187 million in prize money at its 2010 event and has awarded in excess of $1.2 billion in its history.

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