Poker News

  • 17 July 2007

    WSOP: WHO IS HOLDING THE CARDS?

    The excitement is in the air for the WSOP players till left at the tables!! The Final Table of the World Series of Poker begins today at 3 pm. Est. You can order it on ESPN.com for $19.95 and watch the excitement live. Who made it to the finals? And how many chips do they hold? Here is the list……..

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  • 14 July 2007

    ESPN and the WSOP: ESPN will air 32 Hours of live coverage:

    WSOP will be covered on National TV. This should be a very interesting event. ESPN states “Whether or not poker is a sport, it is entertainment.” Scott Hanley, ESPN’s senior director of programming, said “I think it’s a sport and an entertainment.” That’s what we do. It’s our name: the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network.” “It’s reality-based. You meet these players, you like them or you don’t like them.

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  • 10 July 2007

    Players sent to WSOP event from Everest Poker

    An exciting day for sure for Everest, as they send 39 players to the World Series of Poker Side Event # 49, which is held at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. “The WSOP side event is exploding in popularity,” said Jonathan May, Everest Poker property manager. “This year’s event saw 3200 players joining in the game, compared to less than 500 in 2006.” This year’s event saw 3200 players joining in the game, compared to less than 500 in 2006.

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  • 08 July 2007

    Hellmuth's 11 Bracelets are Secure as WSOP Day 1A Ends

    1,287 players showed up as the play went well into the night. This wrapped up Day 1A of the 2007 Main Event. Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson both 10 time Bracelet winners, were send home early. Two things that are for sure: Phil Hellmuth’s 11 Bracelts cannot be tied this year. So Phil Hellmuth can brag for the next year about his unique accomplishments. Day 1A sent home more than 445 players. WSOP numbers steadily went up since the poker boom in 2003.

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  • 06 July 2007

    World Series of Poker’s Main Event begins today. WSOP in the News and is happening now.

    It is time again for the World Series Poker Tournament. In Las Vegas thousands have come together with hopes to in the $10,000 buy in event. Just last year paid a huge amount of $12 million to the winner. Doyle Brunson a skilled player of no limit Texas Hold ‘em and 11 time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth Jr. will sit side by side with many sports stars, as well as Hollywood celebrities and relative novices. As the world’s best known poker tournament starts today.

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  • 04 June 2007

    Youngest Player To Ever Win A WSOP Bracelet Does It In 157 Hands

    Reporting for the WSOP events this year is much easier than past years since interest of this event reached mammoth proportions. I like the general reporting style of Bodog since I’m not an online poker pro. Any WSOP bracelet is safe from me. But for players who want the break down on how much, how little, how bad or how good a player and his chips are doing then PokerPages seems to offer the most info in a user friendly format.

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  • 27 May 2007

    SA Poker Open Declared a Huge Success By Online Poker Players

    South Africa’s Montecasino was the location of the first ever SA Poker Open drawing poker players from all over the world in a battle for the title. SOUTH AFRICA — (PRESS RELEASE) –The inaugural SA Poker Open, held for the first time in South Africa at the luxurious Montecasino, was a raving success with various All Africa poker champs, veterans and international online qualifiers fighting it out.

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  • 21 May 2007

    UIGEA Forces Changes To WSOP

    The World Series of Poker in Las Vegas starts in a couple weeks and while the name may be the same the rules have changed (WSOP Gets Upgrade). An article in the Philadelphia Inquirer takes a look at the popular tournament. “The WSOP has largely disengaged from online gambling for this year’s event. When it’s time to shuffle and deal for the World Series of Poker, the Las Vegas spectacle could have a new flavor.

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  • 19 May 2007

    Everest Poker Holds Tournament Exclusively For Japanese Players

    PRWEB announces Everest Poker Japan Cup with $20,000 in prizes. Everest Poker http://www.everestpoker.com today announced the debut of the Everest Poker Japan Cup. A series of online and live qualification events, the Everest Poker Japan Cup gives players the opportunity to compete live for a prize package worth $20,000. “This is our first event designed exclusively for our Japanese players and we’re making very special,” said Jonathan May, Everest Poker property manager.

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  • 14 May 2007

    World Series of Poker Gets An Upgrade

    It’s that time again – the time that online poker players around the globe wait for, the 2007 World Series of Poker!! WSOP, in anticipation of its annual event, has made several changes they believe are for the good of the game and the players. PocketFives discusses these changes. “One of the monumental changes the WSOP has made thus far is altering the distribution of prize money by flattening the payout structure in each of its events.

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  • 10 May 2007

    Results Are In - World Poker Tour 1st Quarter 2007 A Success

    World Poker Tour, WPT Enterprises, Inc, reports a good first quarter for 2007. In a press release they reported in part “WPT today announced financial results for the first quarter ended April 1, 2007.

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  • 08 May 2007

    Poker Ban Product of 'Over Reaction' by Congress

    The Concord Monitor carried a letter to the editor on May 6, 2007 regarding online poker, skill or luck, and the game’s current political problems in the US. “A competitor of lesser ability, on a lucky day, can beat even the best in the business. It happened on June 6, 1919, when Man O’ War, perhaps the greatest racehorse of all time, lost the only race in his 21 starts.

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  • 08 May 2007

    Everest Poker Announces Maria Maceiras European Women's Poker Tournament Winner

    In a press release today it was announced that Everest Poker, one of Europe’s leading online poker rooms, has celebrated the final of its first European Women’s Poker Tournament which took place in several countries and culminated in an online finale on April 19th.

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  • 16 April 2007

    Doyle Is Back In The Saddle Again! Doyles Room Makes Move to Microgaming Poker Network

    12 April 2007 ISLE OF MAN – Microgaming, the world’s largest provider of online casino and poker software, announces that the world renowned online poker site, Doyle’s Room (doylesroom.com) has officially joined its rapidly expanding poker network. The move will allow Doyle’s Room to expand into European markets and is seen as yet more evidence of the continued success of the rapidly growing Microgaming Poker Network.

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  • 11 January 2007

    Paradise Poker Looking for $50,000 CAD Poker King of Canada

    Daily freerolls begin Jan. 8, first place finish guarantees $50,000 TORONTO, Jan. 9 /CNW/ – Canada is a hotbed of great poker players and Paradise Poker is in search of the best one to crown him or her KING OF CANADA with a $50,000 prize. This first-ever exclusively Canadian poker tournament kicks off with daily freerolls at ParadisePoker.com on January 8th and concludes with an online main event on April 15, 2007.

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  • 29 October 2006

    Two New G-fed Poker Reviews Added

    We’ve added two new poker rooms to Games and Casino. Commodore Poker and Scarlet Poker run on the Gambling Federation software platform and come recommended by Games and Casino. Both new poker rooms accept all poker players from the US and offer excellent new player poker deposit bonus offers. Click the links below to read their full reviews.

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  • 25 October 2006

    NEW LAW MAY AFFECT WSOP

    BUSINESS WEEK ONLINE The Associated Press/LAS VEGAS By ADAM GOLDMAN and RYAN NAKASHIMA OCT. 24 3:16 P.M. ET Observers say the recently enacted U.S. law that bans gambling online could cut into the number of entrants to the planet’s richest card game — the World Series of Poker. The number of players in the tournament, run by Harrah’s Entertainment Inc., has ballooned thanks largely to the online game.

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  • 13 October 2006

    DOYLES ROOM POKER SPEAKS OUT - WILL ACCEPT US PLAYERS

    Statement from DoylesRoom.com to Online Poker Players Following Signing of Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 San Jose, Costa Rica (PRWEB) October 13, 2006 — DoylesRoom.com, the prominent online poker room endorsed by legendary World Poker Champion Doyle Brunson, released an official statement following the signing of the Safe Ports Bill. In the wake of the Safe Ports Bill – now signed by President Bush – DoylesRoom.

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  • 06 October 2006

    Congress Sends Port Security Legislation to Bush for Approval

    By Elizabeth Kelleher Washington File Staff Writer Washington — Legislation passed by Congress would enhance U.S. efforts to protect its ports from terrorist attack, but the lawmakers already have voted not to fully fund some plans that would be authorized by the bill. Congress passed the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006 (H.R. 4954) in the early morning hours of September 30 before leaving Washington to campaign for fall elections.

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  • 06 October 2006

    Online Poker Room Takes Big Hit From Congress

    Congress Busts The Online Poker Boom CBS NEWS Ken Adams: New Internet Gaming Law Will Squash Underdog Dreams Of Scoring Big (CBS) Ken Adams writes about poker for CBSNews.com. In 2003 an anonymous Tennessee accountant with the unlikely name of Chris Moneymaker invested $100 in an online poker tournament in which the first prize was a $10,000 entry in the annual World Series of Poker championship in Las Vegas. Moneymaker went on to win the World Series championship bracelet and $2.

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  • 08 September 2006

    The Next Wave in Online Gambling is Elimination Poker at UltimateBet

    NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 7, 2006–What happens when you cross the thrill of tournament poker with the skill level of blackjack? You get the newest wave in online gambling to take over the internet, Elimination Blackjack. Elimination Blackjack will include seven players with the ultimate goal to accumulate as many chips as possible. It will be played similar to blackjack in the casino but with a few key twists.

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  • 16 August 2006

    Shannon Shorr, 21-Year-Old Poker Millionaire, Wins the Bellagio Cup Championship Title Along with $960,000

    Shannon Shorr wraps up his first World Series of Poker appearance with a big win at the Bellagio, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Birmigham, AL (PRWEB) August 15, 2006 — Shannon Shorr now has more than enough money to cover his tuition at the University of Alabama where he’s a civil engineering major. Now that he’s made more than a million dollars playing poker, Shorr’s wondering if school’s his best bet.

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  • 13 August 2006

    Jamie Gold wins 2006 WSOP Main Event, the bracelet and $12,000,000

    August 12, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Jamie Gold, who is sponsored by Bodog Poker, started the day as chip leader with $25,650,000 beat 8,773 entrants and won the event which started back on July 28th. The final table containing 9 players was played at the Amazon Room, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada and offered total prize money of $82,466,200.

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  • 13 August 2006

    Gold wins $12 million at World Series of Poker

    Fox Sports Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) – Former Hollywood talent agent Jamie Gold pulled off his best acting job ever early Friday, bluffing his way to victory at the World Series of Poker and taking home the grand prize of $12 million. Gold, of Malibu, Calif., somehow convinced Paul Wasicka he had a weaker hand, getting him to push all his chips in the pot. The 36-year-old Gold screamed for joy to see Wasicka’s pocket 10s to his pair of queens.

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  • 09 August 2006

    Online Poker offers the Most Online Growth

    August 09, 2006 10:22 AM US Eastern Timezone Poker is Thought to Still Offer the Most Online Growth over the Next Three Years, Compared with Online Gambling and Online Games DUBLIN, Ireland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 9, 2006–Research and Markets (researchandmarkets.com) has announced the addition of “The Global Business of Poker Report” to their offering.

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  • 01 August 2006

    CRYPTOLOGIC TO SET SOFTWARE FOR PLAYBOY POKER SITE

    Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:15 PM BST165 TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian gambling software company CryptoLogic Inc. and Playboy Enterprises Inc. will expand their relationship by launching the first Playboy-branded online poker Web site, the companies said on Monday. The exclusive three-year licensing deal means CryptoLogic will provide the only software used by the site, which will target players around the world except in the United States. No terms of the deal were disclosed.

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  • 29 July 2006

    WSOP HAS GROWN INTO A SERIOUS BUSINESS

    Paul McGuire / Special to FOXSports.com The winner of the 2006 World Series of Poker Championship will walk away $10 million richer as the next superstar of poker. Just ask the last three world champions, Joe Hachem, Greg Raymer or Chris Moneymaker, about how their lives instantly changed after winning the most prestigious poker tournament in the world.

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  • 29 July 2006

    CelebPoker.com Hosting 4 New Poker Tournaments That Could Land Someone in Austria, Spain, England and Aboard a Mediterranean Cruise Ship

    (PRWEB) July 28, 2006 — This year has seen some major poker tournaments taking place. Two events in the United States have featured prize pools of over 5 million dollars. Players are continually looking for the next big game and a chance to take their seat and a shot at greatness. CelebPoker.com is announcing the start of their fall 2006 tournament schedule by adding four massive new tournaments around the globe.

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  • 19 July 2006

    WSOP OFFICIAL A REAL ACE IN THE HOLE

    LAS VEGAS SUN Today: July 19, 2006 at 7:40:31 PDT Jeff Haney Jeff Haney on the best way to handle three stooges trying to cheat After watching how well a floor supervisor handled a potentially inflammatory situation this week at the Rio, I’m convinced officials with the World Series of Poker are doing everything they can to stamp out the form of cheating known as collusion. Collusion occurs when two or more players work together as a team to win more money from their opponents .

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  • 16 July 2006

    TigerGaming.com Sponsors Children’s Charity Event in Quebec, Canada

    Popular online cardroom TigerGaming.com proudly announces that it is to sponsor a charity Texas Hold’em tournament with proceeds going to the Brandon-Jonathan Teresi (BJT) Foundation in Quebec, Canada. Limassol, Cyprus (PRWEB) July 15, 2006 — Popular online cardroom TigerGaming.com – www.tigergaming.com – proudly announces that it is to sponsor a charity Texas Hold’em tournament with proceeds going to the Brandon-Jonathan Teresi (BJT) Foundation in Quebec, Canada.

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