ANTE UP POKER MEDIA LLC
WHO WE ARE
Ante Up Poker Media LLC, dedicated simply to everyday poker players and their poke rooms, was founded in June 2008 by Scott Long and Christopher Cosenza, two award-winning journalists with more than 40 years of professional media experience combined. They have merged their love for poker with their media savvy to inform, entertain and inspire poker players around the world through a variety of products. In February 2014, the company merged with Southwest Poker News. That publication’s founder, Christopher Cronin, now serves as Ante Up’s Director of Sales.
SCOTT LONG, Publisher
Phone: (727) 331-4335
Biography: From 2000-2008, Scott was an editor at the St. Petersburg Times, Florida’s largest newspaper, with responsibilities that spanned world and national news. He left the newspaper as the business news editor. Previously, he held editing roles at the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal and the Marietta (Ohio) Times. He has a bachelor’s degree in political journalism from Marietta (Ohio) College.
CHRISTOPHER COSENZA, Publisher
Phone: (727) 742-3428
Biography: From 1995-2008 Chris Cosenza was an award-winning editor and designer for the St. Petersburg Times' sports department and later with the newspaper's spinoff, the Tampa Bay Times. Before the Times, Chris served as sports editor of the Middletown (Conn.) Press for three years and was a sports reporter with the New Haven Register. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Southern Connecticut State University, where he was named journalist of the year as editor in chief of the school's student newspaper in 1993.
ANTE UP, YOUR POKER MAGAZINE
Ante Up is "Your Poker Magazine" because it highlights the accomplishments of the players who take down a local or regional tournament, win a bad-beat jackpot or qualify for a World Series event through their local poker league. Each issue includes state-by-state news from our team of Ambassadors, features and columns. The 40,000 monthly copies are available for free in more than 280 casinos and poker rooms nationwide.
ANTE UP LIVE EVENTS
Ante Up Poker Tour: The Ante Up Poker Tour is a series of live poker tournaments around the world that is unique in that it allows its host locations complete freedom to design their events to maximize local participation. All of our Ante Up Poker Tour events, including our Regional, Ante Up Set Sail Series and Ante Up Poker Cruises events, award Ante Up Poker Tour Player of the Year points to all cashers, while our 12 Championship events each year also honor the Main Event champion with the cover of Ante Up Magazine.
Ante Up Poker Cruises: Ante Up Poker Cruises transform conference centers on Royal Caribbean and NCL cruise ships into a professionally staffed and equipped poker room with cash games, tournaments, free poker classes and an open-bar cocktail party. Booking/more information
Ante Up Poker Leagues: Designed as a way for poker rooms to increase business on slow nights, Ante Up Poker Leagues are a series of live competitions in poker rooms across the country that award an Ante Up Poker Cruise package and personalized champion’s jacket to the champion.
ANTE UP POKERCAST
Our free award-winning weekly Internet audio show mixes humor, commentary and strategy every Friday. The show is the longest, continually-running pokercast produced, features popular segments like O'Mally's Move, Listener Spotlight, Call the Floor and Hand of the Week.
ANTE UP ONLINE
AnteUpMagazine.Com: The 24/7 hub of Ante Up's universe, our Web site features breaking news, a fan forum, archives of our magazine and pokercast.
Ante Up E-Newsletters: Ante Up sends monthly e-newsletters to its database of players, poker room managers and executives and advertisers.
OTHER ANTE UP PRODUCTS
Ante Up Television and Live Streaming: Ante Up has partnered with Fallah Productions Inc., producer of the successful Windy City Poker Championship television show, to produce televised coverage and live web broadcasts of poker events.
TV/live stream booking
Ante Up Shop: Powered by Image Depot of Palm Harbor, Ante Up fans can buy Ante Up logo gear, from shirts to hats to jackets, from the comfort of their home.