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Online Poker News Archive - September 2004

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

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eCOGRA seal for online poker rooms

September 29, 2004 - On the back of a boom in online poker top quality poker rooms and networks will now be able to demonstrate their adherence to best practices by undergoing a rigorous independent assessment designed to give more protection to the player and improved efficiencies to operators.

Poker Chip Tricks

September 28, 2004 - According to Nick Momrik " theres more to poker than simply playing with the cards youre dealt ". Nick recently launched a brand new poker site, , to prove his point. The site is dedicated exclusively to poker chip tricks, covering 11 poker chip tricks so far, all described in great detail and illustrated with photos and even videos.

Full tilt poker

September 24, 2004 - has been around for a few months and currently offer a special 100 percent bonus match up to $600 until 31 September for first-time depositors.

First rake free poker room closes

September 24, 2004 - InfoPowa reported the advent of the Zero poker site earlier this year as an innovative idea that could find favor with the players, but it seems we called it wrong.

Bicycle Casino launches online poker room

September 24, 2004 - A major land-based card room is launching its own online gambling site, following the cautious "play for free" and prizes model perhaps in the hope that US regulation rather than banning will come about.

Father & son win Ladbrokes poker cruise

September 24, 2004 - There was a cool "feel good" family story from this week in which a father and son have both won places on a Ladbrokes sponsored poker cruise event. Both players won their places by playing poker on Ladbrokes online site.

Caribbean Poker Classic: new poker tournament

September 22, 2004 - WagerLogic Limited, a global leading provider of online gaming software announced today that its licensees will be offering the Caribbean Poker Classic, a land-based poker tournament in St. Maarten from December 5-11, 2004.

World Poker Tour continues for another 10 years

September 18, 2004 - With the WORLD POKER TOUR (WPT) setting records for numbers of players and prize pools at its Season 3 tournament events, WPT Enterprises, Inc. (WPTE) announced a ten-year commitment to its partner casinos by exercising its contract options.

Party Poker plans flotation on London Stock Exchange

September 17, 2004 - In the UK, The Times reported this week that PartyGaming, market leader in the lucrative world of online poker, is believed to be planning to float on the London Stock Exchange. launches Poker Bowl

September 17, 2004 - The popular sportsbook group Bodog may be a newcomer to the online poker arena, but it continues to show that it knows how to make a splash. This week it was an innovative poker promo titled the " Poker Bowl" and it's scheduled to run throughout the 2004 NFL season, with the guaranteed prize pool of US $250,000.

Monte Carlo Millions opportunity

September 17, 2004 - Last week's launch of the new BetWWTS poker room as part of the Prima Poker network has been followed by the announcement of a chance for a lucky pokerhead to win an expenses paid entry to the million dollar Monte Carlo tournament.

Destination Poker screws up again

September 17, 2004 - Destination Poker was losing friends and uninfluencing people again this week, with a number of player complaints regarding bad operator conduct.

Celebrity Poker Showdown line up announced

September 17, 2004 - The line up for the fourth series of Bravos Celebrity Poker Showdown tournament has been announced - and it's a roll call of the stars.

Games Inc adds poker to it's portfolio

September 17, 2004 - Games Inc, the Ohio based company that operates such sites skill gaming sites as, Game, Skill, and, has announced the introduction of multi-player poker to its portfolio.

Irish luck at the Ladbrokes' poker tables

September 17, 2004 - Online poker operations at Ladbrokes reported an Irish "pro" player's success at their tables this week.

Prima Poker signs up BetWWTS poker room

September 10, 2004 - The Microgaming-powered and fast-growing Prima network scored a significant coup this week when it signed up the new BetWWTS poker site

World Poker Tour starts casino & poker room

September 10, 2004 - A major move into online gambling by World Poker Tour has just been announced - the organization is to open an online casino and poker site powered by Wagerworks.

Bluff Poker Magazine due for launch soon

September 10, 2004 - A Winneronline interview with editor Michael Caselli gave a mouth-watering sample of what poker fans can expect in the new Bluff Magazine, due for launch soon.

Multiplayer Texas Hold 'Em an iTV first

September 10, 2004 - Zone4Play software has been active again - this time in the iTV poker sector.

New Poker Rooms

September 10, 2004 - Victory Poker has launched a new site branded the Passageway to Poker, which boasts a variety of poker games including Omaha Hi/Low and the dominant Texas Hold Em genre. There are a range of limits available in each game: from 5 or 10 cents, to US$10 or $20, a pot-limit version, and the no limit version. Also available are a range of play money games.

Royal Vegas Poker offers free roll tournament

September 10, 2004 - Another online big budget, online poker freeroll tournament was announced this week by Royal Vegas Poker, which claims the " world's first freeroll tournament to offer cash prizes totaling $100,000." There's no entry fee required - and all players have to do to win is play.

Doyle Brunson wins Legends of Poker Tournament

September 10, 2004 - The legendary poker player Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson took home over a million dollars last week when he won the Bicycle Casino Legends of Poker Tournament in Los Angeles.

BetOnSports Celebrity Poker Tournament

September 9, 2004 - So you play in a friendly, weekly poker game. Let's see if you have what it takes to play the big boys. You're invited to lay your cards down in the hottest game of No Limit, Texas Hold 'em in Hollywood. Take a seat at our invite only, Poker Showdown.

Poker Chip Review by HomePokerTourney

September 6, 2004 - has recently published a poker chip review . Dozens of chips are reviewed including Nevada Jacks, Modern Clays, BuyPokerChips, CHIPCO and many other of the most popular chips available to the home poker player.

Sun Poker room launched

September 3, 2004 - Sun has just released its new site, which is essentially a replacement for Caribbean Sun, powered by Cryptologic. CaribbeanSunPoker will remain up and running for the time being but a total transition to the new site is on the cards in coming months.

Poker Cruise

September 3, 2004 - There will be an estimated $7.5 million in action during Holland America's MV Oosterdam's March 19 sailing from San Diego on a high stakes cruise for the 750 players who make the field in the Party Poker Million IV tournament, to be held aboard the ship.

Harrahs releases record breaking WSP numbers

September 3, 2004 - Harrah's Entertainment reports that the recently concluded World Series of Poker , which was held at the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Las Vegas, attracted a total prize pool of $49 million, a new poker tournament world record.

BoDog Poker room launched

September 3, 2004 - In previous reports we noted the development of a poker room using MicroPower software by, and this week the high profile sportsbook and casino launched the new venture.

Check 'n Raise

September 3, 2004 - Toronto Stock Exchange Ventures-listed Funtime Hospitality Corporation was preparing the ground this week for the launch of a new poker room branded Check n Raise, which is scheduled to open on September 26 this year.

World Poker Tour merchandise

September 3, 2004 - The merchandising possibilities flowing from the poker phenomenon are manifesting themselves... WPT Enterprises, Inc., creators of the World Poker Tour television series that airs on Travel Channel, has signed several new license agreements as part of its comprehensive brand licensing program.

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