On this page we've listed summaries of the most important news events of January 2005
January 30, 2005 - PokerRoom.com , one of the world's largest online poker sites, has picked up the prestigious prize of Best Online Poker Site at the inaugural Inside Edge Awards 2005.
January 30, 2005 - With high stakes of a $2 million minimum prize chest, the offline poker tournament The London Open is sure to attract plenty of attention between August 4th and August 7 this year.
January 30, 2005 - The world's biggest online poker company, Party Poker , revealed this week that it may float on the London stock exchange as new figures suggested that 80 percent of Europe's internet gamblers are British, and roughly a third of those are women.
January 30, 2005 - Full House Entertainment, the newest player in software development for Internet gaming, announced this week that the beta launch of its Multiplayer poker system will take place on February 1st, branded Full House PokerŪ V-1.3.
January 22, 2005 - US-based Tribeca Tables has announced that it is opening up in Europe - this poker software provider has built up an impressive network with over 40 poker rooms - some of them big names.
January 22, 2005 - The President of Midas Entertainment, Inc., George Gutierrez has announced that its Internet property, CityPoker.com will be hosting tournaments this year in which players could win entry to the EPT French Open Deauville Poker Tournament, February 15th through the 19th, and the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Poker Tournament, March 7th through the 11th.
January 22, 2005 - The many fans who seek ways to enhance their poker skills by watching the World Poker Tour (WPT) Wednesday nights on the Travel Channel will soon be able to get tips directly from the World Poker Tour on both radio and the Internet.
January 14, 2005 - With the plethora of poker shows on TV, producers are having to think up new wrinkles in presentation in order to catch the public attention. This March, E! is shuffling the deck on the celebrity poker genre with the launch of "Hollywood Poker Night."
January 14, 2005 - VC Poker.com, the online poker room of independent Brit bookmaker Victor Chandler, has announced that the 2005 VC Poker Cup will be held at the Teddington Studios in the UK between 1st - 5th August.
January 14, 2005 - Ladbrokespoker.com has announced the dates of its European Online Championship Of Poker, a series of major tournaments with guaranteed prize money taking place online at Ladbrokes poker from Sunday 24th April Sunday 1st May.
January 14, 2005 - The Australian media reported on the debut of the land equivalent of turbo tables this week. Speed poker, the newest, made-for-TV variation of the grand old card game, made its Australian debut at Melbourne's Crown Casino.
January 14, 2005 - Card Player magazine, an influential poker publication, has launched a new Web site that offers expanded content, customization tools, and an enhanced version of its proprietary software enabling amateur and professional poker players to track and analyze their tournament play results.
January 14, 2005 - Land casino giant Harrah's Entertainment Inc. has hired a sports television consulting firm to help the company negotiate a broadcast agreement with sports TV group ESPN and develop new programming related to the World Series of Poker tournament.
January 14, 2005 - Do men have the advantage over women in the game of poker? GSN, the network for games broadcast to 56 million American homes, will try to find out by pitting twelve of the world's top professional poker players together in an innovative, no-holds barred poker tournament on January 21.
January 14, 2005 - Cassava Enterprises, the parent company of Pacific Poker , has established an independent arbitrator called E-resolve for resolving poker collusion and other problems for players. Below we've listed the letter from Pacific Poker where they announce their new independent arbitration process. More information about E-Resolve can be found here .
January 14, 2005 - E-Resolve is a new independent arbitrator that provides dispute resolution services to the internet gaming industry. The service is for example available for all Pacific Poker customers.
January 9, 2005 - The upcoming Bravo series Celebrity Poker Showdown will gather celebrities at the poker table for the fifth time on January 25 2005. Twenty-five stars are scheduled to take part in the competition, with a generous $250,000 prize at stake.
January 9, 2005 - According to a press release from the top European poker site Ladbrokes Poker.com Australian poker players are taking their British counterparts to the cleaners.
January 9, 2005 - A couple weeks back we reported the launch of ADLM's Island Poker.com, and it unfortunately appears that their marketing tactics include unsolicited spam. Several poker players reported receiving not one, but up to a dozen badly executed spam-mails all on one day this week.
January 9, 2005 - Absolute Poker.com has joined the list of casinos, sportsbooks, poker rooms and portals that are digging deep to alleviate the suffering of the SE Asian tsunami victims...