ATLANTIC CITY - After a one-year absence, the United States Poker Championship at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort is returning to national television.

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The Taj Mahal has signed a five-year deal with Las Vegas-based Compass Entertainment LLC to produce and broadcast the poker tournament on the Spike Network, the casino announced.

The tourney began Monday and runs through Nov. 24. The event culminates with a $5,000 buy-in No Limit Hold'em Championship starting Nov. 20.

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