On this page we've listed summaries of the most important news events of July 2004
July 30, 2004 - It may be awhile before we see this online, because the idea has been patented, but this week Mikohn Gaming Corporation, a provider of diversified products and services used in the gaming industry worldwide, launched a new proprietary table game -- Texas Hold 'Em Bonus Poker.
July 30, 2004 - Leading sportsbooks are moving into the online poker room sector as the game continues to boom across both land and online establishments.
July 30, 2004 - It was a great poker milestone for Ladbrokes Poker.com last week when a very special hand was dealt to UK sales exec Mike Ventham to claim a European record-breaking 100 millionth hand for the popular online poker site.
July 27, 2004 - PokerNetwork, the poker software licensing company has signed its first licensee -London based Sportsbook company Betsson - allowing them to launch their poker site earlier this month.
July 26, 2004 - Fireswirl Technologies Inc., an online gaming software development company that specializes in online gaming applications, is pleased to announce the launch of the second version of its unique Poker Software System. Called Fireswirl Online Poker V2, the new version consists of a wide variety of games including Texas HoldEm, 5-card stud, 7-card stud, Omaha and Hi/Lo a variation of Omaha and 7-card studs.
July 23, 2004 - The poker phenomenon shows no sign of slowing down, and this week the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Clear Channel Entertainment Properties announced the first Vegas Rock Star Poker Tournament and Sweepstakes.
July 22, 2004 - The growth rate of women entering poker has increased dramatically over the past year, due to the heightened interest in poker through television coverage, and the growth of tournament poker. The Womens Poker Club is pleased to announce its inaugural WPC Showdown Tournament to be held September 9 11 inclusive, at Binions Horseshoe in Las Vegas, Nevada.
July 16, 2004 - InfoPowa flagged the introduction of the celebrity poker site Celebrity Poker.com earlier this year, and it would appear to be flourishing according to an interview with the BBC by founder David Donavon.
July 9, 2004 - The business model has come in for some criticism, but Zero Rake.com is proving popular with the poker fraternity, it seems. This Las Vegas From Home powered site is claimed to be the first rake-free online poker room, and charges a monthly fee of around $6 for the first month and $30 a month thereafter.
July 9, 2004 - Shock news of the week from the Detroit Free Press is that Andy Glazer died suddenly on July 4th, apparently as a result of a blood clot to the brain. As we went to press arrangements were in hand for a funeral on Thursday, July 8 at the New Montifiore Cemetary in West Babylon, Long Island, New York.
July 9, 2004 - Millionaire environmentalist, Zac Goldsmith and online qualifier, Fred Teddykins Richardson are two of the surprise finalists at this years Ladbrokespoker.com Poker Million II.
July 9, 2004 - For the third year in a row, Ultimate Bet is taking their World Poker Tour event to Aruba. With a guaranteed minimum prize pool of $4,000,000 and with first place guaranteed to win $1,000,000, this is the largest World Poker Tour event to date, the release claims.
July 2, 2004 - PrimaPoker.com the sole sponsor of the Monte Carlo Millions poker tournament has announced that the much awaited poker showdown will be held November 6-13 this year in glamorous Monte Carlo.