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Online Poker News Archive - November 2004

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On this page we've listed summaries of the most important news events of November 2004

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Party Poker wins Best Poker Site award

November 26, 2004 - ust like last year, Party Poker has won the 2004 "Best Poker Site" award from Gambling Online Magazine based on it's annual reader's poll, with a record 35,000 respondents this year. Honorable mentions were won by Pokerstars, Ultimatebet, Pokerroom, RoyalVegasPoker, ParadisePoker and PacificPoker.

New poker rooms: Poker Host .com & WSOP website

November 26, 2004 - Poker for SBG? Poker players, watch out for a new site currently in Beta test mode but due for launch mid-December. SBG Global is the muscle behind the new poker room branded Poker using Dobrosoft download software. Network affiliation has yet to be decided.

Paradise Poker and SportingBet synergy

November 26, 2004 - The recent purchase of Paradise Poker by received wide media coverage, but a deeper look into the arithmetic of this deal gives a glimpse of the enormous potential of these two companies.

Poker lessons from Nick Leeson

November 26, 2004 - Celeb Poker is targeting the UK poker market with a tournament....and players could find themselves facing the infamous ex-rogue money trader Nick Leeson.

World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP)

November 26, 2004 - Another expensive land-based poker tournament for online operators to sponsor players was announced this week.

Maxim King of Poker Tournament

November 26, 2004 - Players will be seeing a lot more Victor Chandler Poker advertising in the near future following a six figure deal with Dennis Publishing this week.

Go to Vegas for a buck

November 26, 2004 - North American online poker players have a new tournament that could send them to gambling's mecca for a mere dollar buy-in.

Sport stars to compete in Poker Millions

November 19, 2004 - Some of the world's best known sports stars are lining up to compete in the upcoming $1million all-star poker event.

New online poker rooms

November 19, 2004 - Poker rooms just keep springing up on an almost weekly basis, and BetOnBet, Celeb Poker and Casinopenthouse are among the most recent on the no-download Poker Network.

Hendon Mob takes another beating

November 19, 2004 - customer Thomas P. of Pennsylvania entered last weeks Beat The Mob no limit Hold'em Poker tourney with one objective and after pulling pocket queens in the final hand, his goal was realized.

Hollywood Poker has an excellent debut

November 19, 2004 - New poker room arrival Hollywood conducted a clever publicity campaign in the run-up to its recent launch, and it appears to have paid dividends with reports of 8 000 players on-site soon after the debut.

VIP poker enters the market

November 19, 2004 - Established sportsbook and online casino group VIP Management Services launched a new online poker room branded this week.

World Poker Tour Enterprises reports loss

November 12, 2004 - World Poker Tour Enterprises (WPTE) took another net loss in its current reporting quarter, carrying on the trend set last quarter. But the company still has impressive plans and assets totalling almost $34 million.

Hendon Mob defeated in Monte Carlo Millions

November 12, 2004 - In Monte-Carlo today, all eyes were focused on the Prima Poker Transatlantic Cup, the first international poker competition to pit the United States against Europe. Representing the United States were Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Andy Bloch and Paul Wolfe, who collectively dominated the previously undefeated Hendon Mob. This marks the first time that The Hendon Mob, comprised of Barny Boatman, Ram Vaswani, Joe Beevers and Ross Boatman, have been defeated in an international competition of this kind.

Dispute negotiated at prima poker room

November 5, 2004 - A large amount of money - believed to be around $60 000 - was at stake as we went to press last week following a dispute in the Prima Poker -networked Captain Cooks online poker room.

Prestige moves poker to Playtech platform

November 5, 2004 - Prestige Gaming, the operators of the Prestige, Diamond Club and Playgate poker sites, have announced they are migrating to the Playtech gambling software platform.

Playing poker for a living

November 5, 2004 - An article by Rob Kaiser of the Chicago Tribune achieved wide international mileage this week on the back of the online poker phenomenon.

Poker Royale: The WPPA Championship

November 5, 2004 - Based on it's success in blackjack casino programming, the GSN games network is expanding into the poker business with Poker Royale: The WPPA Championship, an exclusive six-episode series sponsored by Pizza Hut featuring the country's best players.

Movie star Tobey Maguire takes poker prize

November 5, 2004 - Another Hollywood celeb won big at poker this week when Spiderman persona Tobey Maguire proved that he can score at the poker tables just as well as the box office when took his first major poker tournament.

Poker players vote for John Kerry

November 1, 2004 - It is often said that people dont vote with their hearts, they vote with their wallets. The result is that over the past two presidential elections, betting on political outcomes has been a more accurate indicator of the outcome of a presidential election than the gallop poll.

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