On this page we've listed summaries of the most important news events of June 2005
June 27, 2005 - The worst place to finish in any poker tournament is on the bubble. But finishing on the bubble at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the absolute worst finish in the entire sport of poker.
June 27, 2005 - After completing it's flotation on the London Stock Exchange successfully, PartyGaming shares rose another 9 percent in early trading. The PartyGaming IPO is the biggest in the U.K. in five years, and PartyGaming is expected to be admitted to the FTSE 100 this autumn.
June 24, 2005 - Media reports as InfoPowa went to press indicated that the successful online poker operation Poker Stars will be officially announcing its move to the Isle of Man this week.
June 24, 2005 - Public company Senticore, Inc. has formally terminated its use of the PokerBook brand following the introduction of Lobo Poker.com through new subsidiary LoboGaming, a gaming software development and licensing company.
June 24, 2005 - The World Poker Exchange has announced the first round of celebrity poker heads, including Willie Garson ("Sex and the City") Nicholas Gonzalez ("The O.C.,") Richard Kind (Bewitched, "Spin City") and Mimi Rogers (Stone Cold), who will be among the international celebrities gathering at The Old Billingsgate Market in London to vie for a $2 million prize at the World Poker Exchange London Open.
June 24, 2005 - Playing in one of the largest online celebrity poker tournaments ever, with 33 confirmed celebrity players, Bob Goen went all in to take the top celebrity prize in Hollywood Pokers World Series of Poker (WSOP) Celebrity Shootout Tournament. Goen received a World Series of Poker package valued at over $15,000. The event held on June 18, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. PDT was accessible for the public to play with their favorite stars or watch as spectators.
June 24, 2005 - The poker craze has hit mainstream media with a weekly column scheduled for the New York Times starting this week.
June 24, 2005 - Not only has leading online gambling site Bodog.com qualified over 70 players for the World Series of Poker, now Bodog.com offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date odds on the WSOP.
June 24, 2005 - Winning the World Series of Poker is the ultimate achievement in any poker players career and practically anybody can still qualify for it by playing on InterPoker.com. The site is giving away at least 10 seats every weekend in June. In addition to your entry, InterPoker pay towards flights and accommodation so there is literally nothing to lose!
June 24, 2005 - 2005 is set to be a record year for the World Series of Poker tournament, owned by Harrahs Entertainment. This week organizers said the event was the richest sporting event on the planet, and predicted that the total prize pool at this year will reach a staggering $100 million, more than doubling the record the event set just a year ago.
June 19, 2005 - The Palm Beach Casino in London's swanky Mayfair will be the scene of a gala celebrity Texas Hold 'Em match in late July, organized with CelebPoker.com.
June 19, 2005 - Starting June 20th, 2005 Tigergaming's new cardroom promotion will kick in for sponsored packages worth $14,000 to the World Poker Tour .
June 19, 2005 - Following our InfoPowa reports last week on this IPO, Empire Online Limited, provider of marketing services to the online gaming industry, has announced the admission to trading of its Ordinary Shares on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.
June 19, 2005 - World Poker Exchange has released in the USA a series of four instructional DVDs designed to help leisure and competitive poker players improve their game. The DVDs can be purchased online via World Poker Exchange's Web site.
June 19, 2005 - Prima Poker, the world's largest online poker network, announced today that the Hendon Mob, four of Britain's top professional poker players, have arrived in Las Vegas to embark on a six-week mission for gold in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) .
June 19, 2005 - Following closely on the heels of eCOGRAs recent approval and acceptance of poker software supplier Ongame as a member, the online gambling regulatory body has announced the award of the "Play It Safe" seal to PokerRoom.com.
June 12, 2005 - Chad Flood, 20, a junior from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, is the 2nd Annual College Poker Championship Winner (www.collegepokerchampionship.com). Flood outplayed 25,000 students from 55 countries more than ten times the number of participants in the 2004 World Series of Poker for the title and a $41,000 academic scholarship. A $1,000 donation to the American Diabetes Association will also be made in his name.
June 12, 2005 - Barely two months back Rising Star Gaming was in the news when it purchased for an undisclosed sum the notorious Portofino and Hampton online casinos. This week an affiliate program revealed that the group has also acquired Express Poker and Magic Gold, two casino/poker operations powered by RTG and operating out of Costa Rica.
June 12, 2005 - Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel has teamed with GamingClubPoker.com to give the ladies a hand in improving their poker play for the World Series of Poker through a $5000 freeroll tournament with special guest host and two-time WSOP bracelet winner, Susie Issacs.
June 12, 2005 - It looks as if the long-proposed concept of getting the best of the best in online gambling to compete against each other may be gathering momentum.
June 12, 2005 - Poker World has launched one of the largest prize offerings yet seen in the many World Series of Poker promotions on offer.
June 12, 2005 - The top WSOP players were celebrating their skills and rewards this week. Pat Poels, a software developer turned pro player from Arizona beat a field of 699 to take the Omaha Hi-Low Eight or Better event, and playing in only his third land-based poker tournament, nightclub owner Issac Galazan won the 6-handed No Limit Hold'em event, both at the Rio Pavilion Convention Centre.
June 12, 2005 - Amidst the hype and enthusiasm surrounding Party Gaming's confirmation that it was to list in London, The Independent's US correspondents introduced a sober note.
June 12, 2005 - Leading online poker site, InterPoker has sealed a deal to display 30-second commercials for InterPoker and InterCasino during the Montreal Grand Prix, June 12th in Montreal, Canada and at other prominent sporting events throughout the year.
June 12, 2005 - Poker fans can tap into expert coaching from one of the best in the business if Marcel Luske's new venture with CelebrityPokerChat succeeds.
June 4, 2005 - Poker Night Live is the new late night entertainment bonanza on pokerzone SKY CHANNEL 226. Poker Night Live introduces multiple live poker tables, two all seeing poker pros and one groundbreaking entertainment channel that directly fuses online poker action with all the excitement of live television.
June 4, 2005 - Doyle Brunson , winner of nine championship bracelets at the World Series of Poker, is making available a new CD-ROM that is already a hot topic of discussion on Internet forums. The highlight of the offering is a lively and informative heads-up match between Brunson and the Mad Genius of Poker Mike Caro pokers leading educator.
June 4, 2005 - Coming off the resounding success of its World Series of Poker qualifying tournaments in May, BoDog Poker will qualify 24 players for the WSOP in 24 hours starting June 11th. Beginning at 11am (EST), the coveted WSOP seats will be won in a variety of qualifying tournaments with varying buy-ins.
June 1, 2005 - Zone4Play, Inc. yesterday launched the world's first cross platform multi-player poker solution as an technology-based answer to the worldwide Texas Hold'em poker demand.
June 1, 2005 - The important turnkey online poker provider Ongame has successfully completed rigorous acceptance inspections for membership of the international regulator eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA).
June 1, 2005 - Paradise Poker.com's second Master's competition will be decided on July 3 at an as yet unannounced tropical location.
June 1, 2005 - Gavin Smith is the winner of the World Poker Tour's Mirage Poker Showdown held last week.
June 1, 2005 - The pre-listing publicity machine at Party Poker was hard at work this week, with reports from analysts and wire services telling the world that the top online poker site aims to price its flotation on the London Stock Exchange by June 27.
June 1, 2005 - Pokerthink Inc., a Florida firm that produces DVD tutorials on poker playing has briefed NuTech Digital for the distribution work on an upcoming DVD Poker Tutorial.
June 1, 2005 - Nine (9), No-Limit Texas Holdem qualifying tournaments are held across the US. From these qualifying tournaments, 27 contestants are selected to compete over a 7 week period in teams, against the other teams until 9 individual finalists are remaining.