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Online Poker News Archive - February 2005

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On this page we've listed summaries of the most important news events of February 2005

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Poker is better than sex says Strategy One

February 26, 2005 - Romantic evenings? Forget it - 50 percent of Americans would be prepared to abstain from sex for a year in exchange for a big online poker win, reports a recent national survey. How big is "big"? $2.1 million.

InterPoker to send 145 players to the 2005 World Series of Poker

February 26, 2005 - The countdown for this year's action poker has begun. This June, more players than ever in the history of the game will descend on the Rio Las Vegas for the biggest game in town, the 2005 World Series of Poker.

William Hill Poker sponsors the European Poker Rankings

February 26, 2005 - In any sport, people always want to know who's top dog, and the phenomenal rise in the popularity of poker has led to a strong demand among casual and professional players alike for stats to decide just who is the King of the Chips.

Poker wagers $60 billion in 2005 according to MECN

February 26, 2005 - According to a study released this week by MECN, online poker is one of the hottest topics in the gambling industry. The study includes the results of a survey MECN conducted among more than 100 industry experts who offered their unique insights and assessments.

Hendon Mob Poker League launched

February 19, 2005 - On Tuesday, February 15, 2004 The Hendon Mob and StansPoker, a Prima Poker card room, officially kick off the Hendon Mob Poker League with the first of twelve (12) $25 + $2.50 No-Limit Texas Holdem tournaments. StansPoker from Stan James will add $1000 to the prize pool for the February 15th event and at least $500 to each monthly prize pool.

Full House Poker progressing well

February 19, 2005 - Full House Entertainment, the newest player in online poker development, reports today that phase one beta testing of its new online multiplayer poker system Full House Poker V-1.3. is progressing well.

Prima Poker Sponsors 'The Hendon Mob'

February 19, 2005 - Prima Poker, the world's largest online poker network, announced today its $1.25 million sponsorship of The Hendon Mob, four of Britain's top professional poker players. The sponsorship will send the fabulous foursome jet-setting on the 2005 Prima Poker Tour that includes 15 of the most exciting poker tournaments of the year. The Mob will be kicking off this month's tournaments on February 18th in Los Angeles, CA for the televised, WPT Poker Classic.

2005 Prima Poker Tour schedule

February 19, 2005 - Prima Poker, the world's largest online poker network, announced today its $1.25 million sponsorship of The Hendon Mob, four of Britain's top professional poker players. The sponsorship will send the fabulous foursome jet-setting on the 2005 Prima Poker Tour that includes 15 of the most exciting poker tournaments of the year. The Mob will be kicking off this month's tournaments on February 18th in Los Angeles, CA for the televised, WPT Poker Classic.

World Poker Tour launches third TV season

February 19, 2005 - The World Poker Tour (WPT) will launch its third smash-hit TV season on March 2 this year on The Travel Channel, awarding a record-breaking $70+ million in prize money.

NBC Sports to air National Heads-Up Poker Championship

February 19, 2005 - Capitalizing on the popularity of poker and previous poker broadcasts on NBC, NBC Sports in May will air the first poker tournament to appear on a major television network.

New poker room: Banner Poker

February 19, 2005 - Latest poker site coming online is Banner Poker.com which is part of a new and probably multi poker room network powered by IKO-Soft. Another brand on the network is likely to be Crown City Poker.com.

Futurebet enters poker arena

February 19, 2005 - Futurebet licensees are being offered a poker room facility through a sub-licensing deal with Poker Room.com's Ongame developer, according to information posted by a casino owner this week.

State votes for regulated internet poker

February 19, 2005 - Last week, InfoPowa reported on the legislative moves in North Dakota to recognize Internet poker as a skills game offering wide tax potential for a regulating State. After glowing speeches about its potential for economic development, jobs and unique opportunities this week, the House voted Wednesday for companies that host worldwide live Internet poker.

Financial markets bullish on Poker

February 13, 2005 - Shares of UK companies that own online gambling sites have soared this year on speculation of mergers and acquisitions and the profit potential of online poker, reports Dresdner Bank analyst Andrew Lee this week.

WPT boot camp for aspirant world champions

February 13, 2005 - Latest development in U.S. online and offline poker playing is the WPT Boot Camp, where for a fee aspirant world champions can learn all the wrinkles from expert poker players over a weekend.

Paddy Power joins Tribeca Tables network

February 13, 2005 - Irelands largest bookmaker Paddy Power has signed an online poker deal with turnkey provider Tribeca Tables Europe Limited, joining other major licensees using the software like Blue Sq, Victor Chandler, Golden Palace and Doyles Room.

Poker bigger than Ice Hockey ?

February 13, 2005 - One of the more interesting mainstream media interviews (Canada.com) touching on the Internet gambling industry this week was with PokerRoom.com and Ongame CEO Patrick Selin.

PokerRoom.com tops Inside Edge poll

February 13, 2005 - Hot on the heels of the Canada.com story on PokerRoom.com came the news that the huge poker room has picked up the Best Online Poker Site award at the inaugural Inside Edge magazine awards 2005.

First annual Intercollegiate Poker Championship

February 13, 2005 - World Poker Exchange is busy organizing the first annual Intercollegiate Poker Championship encompassing 100 top universities throughout the United States.

New poker supply company: MoneyMaker Gaming

February 13, 2005 - Online poker and World Series of Poker champion Chris Moneymaker held a press conference at Jacksonville Landing last weekend to start his own poker supply company.

World Poker Tour luxury poker chest

February 6, 2005 - If you want to win the heart of your poker playing wife, husband or lover this year, than U.S. Playing Card has just the thing...The "Official World Poker Tour(TM)" (WPT) Luxury Poker Chest" -- a newly released 1,000 chip set in a hand-made fine wood case that is "the nuts" as they say in poker...the ultimate!

World Poker Tour goes mobile

February 6, 2005 - WPT Enterprises and MFORMA Group have unveiled an innovative poker project that will enable mobile users to install Texas Hold Em to their phones.

Poker Pulse reports $180 million wagered at poker everyday

February 6, 2005 - Television coverage has fueled the phenomenal growth in the poker industry in recent years and nowhere more so than in the virtual gaming rooms on the Internet.

WPC Showdown to be held at Taj Mahal

February 6, 2005 - Womens Poker Club revealed this week that its next WPC Showdown Tournament will be held between April 14 - 16, 2005 at Trumps Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.

InterPoker to advertise at Super Bowl

February 6, 2005 - Look out for InterPoker ads this Sunday - the company has clinched a major mainstream advertising deal to display 147 thirty second advertisements for its new play for fun site, InterPoker.tv at Super Bowl and other prominent sporting events throughout the year.

SunPoker's first $50,000 downtime tournament

February 6, 2005 - Sun Poker.com seems to be backing its claim to top efficiency with cold, hard cash.

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