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POKER NEWS ARCHIVE - Feb 2005

Online Poker ? Soon the Dominant Offer in Online
Online Poker ? Soon the Dominant Offer in Online Gambling with Annual Revenues Expected to be More Than USD 4 Billion


Full deck of visitors to lobby for poker
legislator's push to legalize Internet poker sites is drawing major attention from the offshore Internet poker industry, prompting industry leaders to plan visits to the state.Rep. Jim Kasper, R-Fargo


Poker club's anger at U. goes public
Two brothers who run poker tournaments from a converted warehouse just west of I-15 in Sandy have raised the stakes in their fight with Utah's largest public university.Matt and Ryan Nadeau took their


E! Entertainment starts production of Hollywood Hold'em
E! ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION STARTS PRODUCTION ON ?E! HOLLYWOOD HOLD ?EM?; WORLD POKER TOUR CHAMPION PHIL LAAK TAPPED TO DEAL THE CARDS AND KEEP THE CELEBRITY DISH TASTY!


Annie Duke Looks at the Impact of Internet Poker Sites
The resurgence in popularity of live poker, fueled by the cable television shows, has served as the impetus behind another forum for the game: the internet. The number of online poker sites has increa


Card craze sweeps the nation, one table at a time
If sitcoms on television have taught viewers one thing, it's that everyone knows how to play poker.The stereotypes of who's sitting at the table are all there. There's the self-proclaimed expert, usua


Bars Test Laws on Gambling With Moneyless Poker Games
ST. CLOUD, Minn., Feb. 19 - Not 20 minutes into a No Limit Texas Hold'em poker tournament at the Granite Bowl bar and grill here, State Senator Mike McGinn pushed his entire pile of chips into the pot


Students turn to virtual world for poker play
Wharton junior Joey Wilamowski estimates that he can make between $800 to $1,200 in a week if he plays a few hours of poker online each day.Though the University has tightened up on poker events held


Ruling: Laramie Poker tournaments illegal
When Mike Hopkins agreed to host poker tournaments at his bar last year, he never guessed his liquor license might be at stake.Now, Hopkins is hoping he hasn?t inadvertently gambled away much more tha


Play-for-fun poker rooms attract US broadcasters
Major US broadcasters are expressing an interest in launching play-for-fun poker rooms, according to a leading poker software firm.Jeff Eltom, of Vancouver-based poker software firm Micropower, wouldn


Poker Academy Donates $13,000 of Texas Hold?em Software to Lehigh University
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) February 21, 2005 -- Poker Academy, a leading software developer of poker products, has donated $13,000 in software to Lehigh University for students in computer science and en


In a game of chance, tourney's poker players leave nothing to chance
In a game of chance, tourney's poker players leave nothing to chance when it comes to finding the perfect talisman to improve their cards


Absolute Poker Increases FreeRoll Online Poker Tournament Registrations
Absolute Poker Increases FreeRoll Online Poker Tournament Registrations


WPT BOOT CAMP(TM) Announces Initial Locations for Poker Instruction
WPT BOOT CAMP(TM) Announces Initial Locations for Poker Instruction wo-Day Fantasy Camp for Poker Players Provides Instruction From Pros and World Poker Tour(R) Hosts Several Students Will Win a Seat at a WPT(TM) Satellite Tournament


How poker websites hold a winning hand
EDWARD G. Robinson outwitted Steve McQueen in The Cincinnati Kid with a hand of the eight, nine, 10, jack and queen of diamonds. Through a dense cloud of cigarette smoke, Robinson's character, Lancey


World Poker to Debut on Travel Channel
LAS VEGAS -- The World Poker tour will begin its third season on the Travel Channel March 2 with a record prize pool of more than $70 million.The 16 episodes will air every Wednesday at 9 p.m. eastern


State could lose if restaurant poker legalized
If Connecticut legalizes Texas Hold 'Em poker and other card games in restaurants and bars as proposed by one legislator, the Mohegan Sun will withhold the state's share of slot machine revenue, a spo


State says no to poker money for schools
Portland, Ore. - When professional poker player Annie Duke sits at a table, it seems like the chips are always stacked in her favor, but that winning streak came to an end when she tried to put on a t


CHAT ROOM: MICHAEL MADSEN, Actor
Tilt, a TV drama about high-stakes poker, airs on ESPN. But series star Michael Madsen admits he never considered poker a sport."ESPN is a sports network predominantly, so I guess cards is a sport," s


Wynn Boasts High-Tech Slot Floor, Poker Room
One of the biggest advantages enjoyed by a brand-new casino is the opportunity to offer fresh gaming products, particularly on the slot floor.Wynn Las Vegas will be no exception, Wynn Resorts Chairman


Online poker? You bet
BISMARCK -- After glowing speeches about its potential for economic development, jobs and unique opportunities, the House voted Wednesday to have the state become a national headquarters for companies


Texas Poker Laws Frustrate, Infuriate Many
Texas Hold 'em is sweeping the country, with high dollar tournaments featuring players of the poker game being held in bars and casinos around the country, and grabbing big ratings on cable TV network


The MBA Poker Championship in Las Vegas
While many first-years had already returned for immersion conditioning, three Johnson first-years made the pilgrimage to the hallowed halls of Binion's Horseshoe in Las Vegas for the second annual Sus


Dogs playing poker pricier than seen
A pair of paintings from the famed series depicting dogs playing poker fetched nearly $600,000 at auction Tuesday.The two works -- "A Bold Bluff" and "Waterloo" -- were among 16 paintings that artist


 
Poker Tournament On Tap At Commerce Casino
Commerce Casino is hosting the L.A. Poker Classic Championship Feb. 19-22 and the World Poker Tour Invitational Feb. 23-24.The L.A. Poker Classic Tournament involves a number of poker events that are


Texas Hold 'Em is the new bingo
Picture yourself in a hall full of tables, with a half-dozen or so poker players seated at each one, all trying to be the last man sitting.Each player gets two cards, face down, and a chance to bet. T


DON'T BE ODDS MAN OUT IN BLUFF GAME
PART of poker's skill lies in understanding that every time you make a decision to play or respond to what another player does you are taking or laying odds.Games like the No Limit version of Texas Ho


Vice agents shut down illegal high-stakes poker parlor
Behind a mysterious door nestled in between a financial office and a Vietnamese resturant, with a locked portal, armed guards, and an an exclusive West End address, police say high rollers came to bet


House defeats gambling expansion
BISMARCK -- North Dakota House members decided Thursday they've had enough with expanding gambling in the state and killed a poker bill and a new variety of pari-mutuel betting.House Bill 1390, the pa


Poker Champ Launches Company
LOS ANGELES, California ? (PRESS RELEASE) -- Poker is all the rage and it ranges from big business in gaming casinos to home games in basements across America. Celebrity poker is in its 3rd season of


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World Poker Tour and WagerWorks Finalize Agreement
World Poker Tour and WagerWorks Finalize Agreement and Set Timetable for Launch of International Online Gaming Site


Stewart wins the chase for the best poker hand
Tony Stewart doesn't know if he has a winning car for the upcoming NASCAR season, but he had plenty of winning hands this week in Las Vegas.Stewart, NASCAR's 2002 champion, won a celebrity poker tourn


Athens poker nights make everyone a player
ix guys sit around an eight-sided, green felt table, sipping drinks as one person shuffles the deck.The conversation is casual as the dealer tosses everyone two cards.Then comes the flop: three cards


WPC Atlantic City Showdown Caters to the Growth of Women and Poker
Women?s Poker Club is pleased to announce its next WPC Showdown Tournament to be held April 14 - 16, 2005 at Trump?s Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.With four tournaments, optional poker classes, a seminar



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