On this page we've listed summaries of the most important news events of October 2004
October 30, 2004 - Sportingbet Plc (LSE: SBT.L), the worlds largest publicly traded online betting, gambling and gaming company, announces the acquisition of , a leader in the fast-growing online poker sector, creating the first global online poker, sports betting and casino operator. The deal brings Sportingbets customer base to more than two million players and provides a popular online poker product to serve the rapidly growing online poker market in the United States and worldwide. ParadisePoker.com is the worlds third largest online poker operator with a market share of approximately 10 percent.
October 30, 2004 - Zone4Play Inc, a developer and provider of multi-platform interactive game applications and solutions, announced today that its Hi-Lo game can now be played by individuals who enjoy iTV gambling and are members of Avago TV Channel aired on the BSkyB network in the United Kingdom.
October 30, 2004 - Poker333.com is owned by the African-based Piggs Peak land and online casino people and part of the Prima Poker network, which now boasts 28 poker rooms and some 200 000 regular players. It offers a good range of quality Microgaming poker variants, with full Support. The site presentation is average but has all the facilities you need, and there's a buy $60 and get $30 free first time offer.
October 30, 2004 - is looking cool and is set to launch tomorrow after running in Beta for a while. It looks as if a lot of thought has gone into this site, which is hosted by three times WPT winner Gus Hanson and powered by some pretty impressive proprietary software.
October 30, 2004 - Reports this week suggest that major bookmaker Paddy Power will be entering the competitive online poker room field, although we do not yet have any indication of what software they have chosen to spearhead their attempt.
October 30, 2004 - We've just heard a story to warm the cockles of your heart about a newbie who triumphed in an online poker tournament earlier this month. It serves as a great encouragement to the many new poker players who have been attracted to the game by its huge media coverage in recent times.
October 30, 2004 - From November 6 until 13, 2004, the Holland Casino Amsterdam will host what they claim is the biggest poker tournament in Europe - The Master Classics of Europe - for the thirteenth time.
October 30, 2004 - Party Pokeris to partner with ESPN Radio 710 and the Bicycle Casino in the First Annual ESPN Radio 710 Mason & Ireland Celebrity Poker Party on November 14.
October 30, 2004 - The worldwide poker phenomenon is making its way into some of the worlds most beautiful casinos in some of the worlds most historic cities as PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) makes its way through Europe.
October 30, 2004 - There was more positive PR for poker this week when the Boston Herald commented that the game might well be the new bingo among the young fund-raising set, and that legions of followers from grandpas to teenagers were enjoying the game.
October 22, 2004 - Followers of the Professional Poker Tour (PPT) will soon be tuning in to the excitement of this Steve Lipscomb organized tournament.
October 22, 2004 - British online gambling group Sportingbet.com was in the news this week when it delayed the publication of its latest financial results pending the finalization of a major deal that could see the group acquiring an as yet unidentified major online poker site with a large player base.
October 15, 2004 - The World Poker Tour has televised the first ever poker analysis television show, WPT Poker Corner, on October 13th, immediately after Wednesday night's broadcast of the Season Two WPT Championship.
October 15, 2004 - CelebPoker.com was in the news again this week with the announcement of the arrival of new software, and promises of top graphics with lightning fast game play to ensure that the action and efficiency of the games is the best on the Internet. The poker room offers you the chance to play against celebrities as diverse as Jimmy White, Lou Diamond-Phillips and Nick Leeson.
October 9, 2004 - The Womens Poker Club and Absolute Poker are holding a tournament on October 28, 2004, to benefit the American Cancer Society. Canadian players can choose to have their funds donated to the Canadian Cancer Society by emailing support once they have registered for the tournament.
October 8, 2004 - Annie Duke , the recent winner of Septembers Tournament of champions, is now officially regarded as the most successful female poker player in the history of the World Series of Poker.
October 8, 2004 - Midas Entertainment Inc, has announced that SharkPoker.com has now gone live with Midas supplied software.
October 8, 2004 - Hollywood Poker Club.com is about to hold a celebrity online poker tournament. The tournament is free to enter and open to members of the public, who can gain entry to the event through the website before 15th October.
October 5, 2004 - Sportingbet PLC (LSE SBT.L) announced today that the sexiest Sportsbook on the internet, PlayersOnly.com, has added a new poker room to its existing sports book and casino.
October 5, 2004 - In an exclusive agreement with poker legend Doyle Brunson, Blue Rock announces the launch of www.DoylesRoom.com. The agreement further provides for the exclusive distribution of Super/System 2 - A Course in Power Poker, the much-anticipated sequel to the milestone book, which is regarded as the premier text on poker strategy. Super/System 2 is only available through DoylesRoom.com.
October 2, 2004 - Womens Poker Club has launched a new initiative of the Womens Poker Club designed for women who are new to poker with up to six months of playing experience.