On this page we've listed summaries of the most important news events of July 2005
July 30, 2005 - Belle Rock Gaming announced this week it is closing down Lucky Nugget Poker. All traffic will be redirected to Belle Rock's premier poker room, Gaming Club Poker. Both poker rooms are powered by Microgaming's Prima Poker software.
July 30, 2005 - Poker stocks are a hot commodity these days in financial markets. The recent and very successful flotation of both Party Gaming and Empire Online, might be followed very soon by another major poker flotation, as Ultimate Bet Poker is preparing for an IPO on the London Stock Exchange, according to The Times.
July 30, 2005 - World Poker Tour Enterprises issued a press release earlier this week, indicating that it is strongly committed to defend it's brand against all forms of copyright and trademark infringement. Illustrative of it's commitment are seven recent intellectual property cases, which were all decided in favor of World Poker Tour Enterprises .
July 30, 2005 - World Poker Exchange announced the line up for it's much anticipated London Open Tournament 2005 this week. The player list includes poker celebrities like Max Pescatori, Tony Bloom and Antonio Esfandiari, but most impressive of all, Doyle Brunson .
July 19, 2005 - Renowned for their at times inane if eye-catching publicity, Golden Palace online casino came up with an interesting PR exercise recently when they held a contest to recognize the top poker robot, and then matched the winner with a really good human player.
July 19, 2005 - The major British gambling group William Hill announced plans this week to sponsor a major televised poker tournament between 17 and 25 October 2005 where the winner will receive GBP 150 000.
July 19, 2005 - With the World Series of Poker championships placing poker firmly in the media headlines earlier this month, the timing was thought by many industry observers to be right for poker news and announcements.
July 19, 2005 - There's another interesting product on the poker horizon this week with the news that the World Poker Tour people have partnered up with software producer Radica Games to launch a top quality, go-anywhere poker game for handheld appliances.
July 19, 2005 - The World Poker Exchange published the results of its survey of US poker players recently, revealing some interesting facts.
July 19, 2005 - Collegiate Poker Tour Events, Inc. aims to host a no-cost, risk-free Texas Hold Em tournament at college campuses around the nation.
July 16, 2005 - Poker players who keep abreast of what's happening in this exciting game will know that a growing number of women players are competing, many rising to the top ratings at the tables.
July 16, 2005 - The latest online poker room to enter this competitive space is likely to be via Pegasus Gaming, which this week announced the successful testing and integration of a P2P multi-table suite of poker card games.
July 16, 2005 - BetonSports (BOS) subsidiary BOS Poker.net is to sponsor the "Wayne Allyn Root's Winning Edge" TV show due for launch in the USA in September this year in a deal that whilst not quantified in dollar terms was claimed to be significant.
July 16, 2005 - The LV Convention and Visitors Authority have teamed with Clear Channel Entertainment (and a few wrinkly rockers) to organize a reprise of a popular poker tournament in the gambling city.
July 16, 2005 - The online poker Bible, Poker Pulse.com has released its latest list of top sites showing some dramatic traffic gains by the Microgaming-powered Prima Poker Network which carries 35 leading brands.
July 16, 2005 - Poker champion Daniel Negreanu and the mass media MTV group will be teaming up shortly to air the former's "Stacked" Texas Hold 'Em video game to an audience of millions come Fall 2005.
July 16, 2005 - The Prima Poker Network powered by Microgaming guaranteed the largest prize pool in European poker tournament history this week with the announcement that its Monte Carlo Millions tournament will offer a US$3 million prize pool with US$1 million designated for the champion.
July 16, 2005 - Playboy Enterprises and the company of former world poker champion Chris Moneymaker, Moneymaker Gaming have teamed up to create a co- branded poker product.
July 3, 2005 - PokerRoom.com, one of the world's largest online poker sites, has announced the introduction of 5 Card Draw to its site.
July 3, 2005 - Bodog.com is extremely excited to announce that poker superstar Daniel Negreanu has been confirmed as a special guest speaker at the 2005 Bodog.com Poker & Sports Marketing Conference set for July 6 and 7, 2005 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
July 3, 2005 - Team Bodog poker heavy Josh Arieh has won a 2005 World Series of Poker bracelet in the WSOP $2,000 Pot Limit Omaha event. This is Josh's 2nd WSOP Bracelet. The Atlanta resident also finished in 3rd place of the main event in last years WSOP.
July 3, 2005 - After a grueling 4 hours at the table, Ben Beasley-Murray, freelance journalist for The Times, took home £2,500 in prize money and the bragging rights as the best poker player in print, from the pokerzone Media 25 Hundred last month.
July 3, 2005 - Poker Pro Magazine announced today that best-selling author and renowned poker columnist, Lou Krieger, has joined its publication as a contributing writer. Lou Krieger is well known for penning more than 400 columns on poker strategy and seven books including Poker for Dummies and The Poker Players Bible. Krieger is also the host of Royal Vegas Poker and the College Poker Championship.
July 3, 2005 - They've been talking about it for months, but this week World Poker Tour Enterprises finally launched their branded, real money poker website.
July 3, 2005 - Event 21 at this year's WSOP tournament was a red letter day for Todd Brunson, son of the doyen of poker players, Doyle. He won his first WSOP bracelet playing in the $2500 Omaha 8 or Better section and took winnings of $255 945 in a field that numbered 359 players. The final table included accomplished players and two former bracelet winners.
July 3, 2005 - Professional poker player Mark Seif produced a highly creditable performance this week to become the first person at the World Series of Poker to win two championships this year, placing him second in the money and first in the running for the WSOP's "Player of the Year" award.
July 3, 2005 - Event 31 of the 2005 WSOP - the $5,000 shorthanded No Limit Hold Em was a world record occasion at the finish this week as the 6 seat, star-filled table counted no fewer than 18 previous WSOP bracelets - an average of three to a player.