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The Circuit - Live and Direct

Popular Internet Radio Show Broadcasts Live for the First Time

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Not too much happens in the Bellagio's Fontana Bar at 10 a.m. on a Sunday morning; well, not on a normal Sunday morning.

Today, fans of CardPlayer.com's popular radio show "The Circuit" turned out to watch hosts Scott Huff, Joe Sebok, and Gavin Smith make history with their first-ever live broadcast.

The crew, which also includes producer Danny Egelhoff, coproducer Joe Stapleton, and intern Justin Shronk, took phone calls, handed out prizes, and even got a couple poker pros to roll out of bed and make appearances.

The show kicked off at 10:15 a.m. with Huff, Smith, and Sebok recapping some of the action from the 2006 main event, followed by interviews with Day 1C participant and 2005 WPT Aruba runner-up Josh Schlein, Live at the Bike cohosts Bart Hanson and David Tuchman, and Full Tilt poker pro David Singer.

Spectators received an up-close-and-personal view of the show's production, and a few fans even went on the air to answer "Circuit" trivia questions.

"Live was good; we were happy," Sebok said after the broadcast. "Hopefully, the fans dug it, 'cause that was the whole point."

Despite admitting to some first-time jitters, Huff focused more on the turnout. "I put the over-under at one person, which was met 10 minutes before the show even started."

"The audience response to the live show was much better than I ever could have imagined," Huff continued, "We got more phone calls and we had more people out in the audience watching than I expected, by far."

As a result of the overall success, Card Player and "Circuit" producers are already in talks about a second live show.

"The Circuit" premiered in December, 2005 at the Bellagio Five-Diamond World Poker Classic. A rebroadcast of today's show and 60+ archived episodes are available here.