On this page we've listed summaries of the most important news events of March 2005
March 26, 2005 - A new poker magazine is debuting that will cater to the growing number of female poker players. Woman Poker Player magazine is a one-of-a-kind, lifestyle publication covering issues unique to women who enjoy the sport of poker.
March 26, 2005 - Online poker fora were full of comment this week on what looks like a clash over rake rebates to players where relative newcomer and Party Poker skin, Poker Now (they opened in October last year) are at odds.
March 26, 2005 - Capitalizing on the poker's booming popularity, a group of former BSkyB executives has launched a new UK digital satellite channel dedicated to poker programming.
March 23, 2005 - The "best college player in the USA" was $10 000 richer this week following the finals of World Poker Exchange's Intercollegiate Poker Championship in Cancun, Mexico.
March 23, 2005 - Eric Morris's popular poker publication Bluff Magazine will be on air this week in a new venture to bring poker news and views to the US airwaves.
March 23, 2005 - Poker fans will soon be watching ace poker player Annie Duke , winner of the $2 million World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions Event on DVD. The popular champ has signed an exclusive DVD deal with Masters of Poker (MOP).
March 23, 2005 - One of the top five Internet poker companies, PokerRoom.com announced this week that it is launching what it claims is the first ever interactive cell phone poker.
March 23, 2005 - Poker's eminence as a mainstream entertainment as well as gambling genre was emphasized this week with the announcement by entertainment provider Majesco that it has added addition a poker title to its current options of Nintendo DS games.
March 16, 2005 - William Hill TV, Channel 425 on the Sky platform, launched a new style poker programme this week, 'Poker 425' for the late night poker viewer. The first programme will air in the UK on Wednesday March 23.
March 16, 2005 - Bodog Poker is pleased to announce that both Josh Arieh and David Williams were representing Bodog.com at this past weekends NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship.
March 16, 2005 - The US mainstream media continued to follow the North Dakota attempts to legalize online poker last week, with some prominence given to reports that the US Department of Justice was showing it's heavy hand.
March 16, 2005 - World Poker Exchange (WPE) announced this week that IFILM Corp., a broadband entertainment destination reaching more than five million people per month will exclusively stream clips and highlights from Worldpx.com's first annual World Intercollegiate Poker Championship in Cancun, Mexico from March 12 - 14, 2005.
March 16, 2005 - With only two months into the 2005 tournament season, Team Full Tilt is on fire! With world champs like Chris Ferguson and Erick Lindgren leading the way, Team Full Tilt is proving that they are no bluff.
March 11, 2005 - The CEO of Sportingbet.com which now owns Paradise Poker , one of the largest online poker companies was in Bismarck, North Dakota last week to give evidence to the Senate Judiciary Committee on legalized poker. He was interviewed by Marketwatch and had positive things to say about the benefits of US legalization.
March 11, 2005 - UK bookmaker Victor Chandler's online poker site, VC Poker.com has released format and registration details for the 2005 VC Poker Cup.
March 11, 2005 - The Bismark Tribune carried good news for poker fans this week when it reported that state legislators wanting to legalize Internet poker in North Dakota had won another victory when the House voted 50-44 in favor of a resolution that would put the question to a vote in the June ballot.
March 11, 2005 - The news that a key Bill seeking to legalize online poker in the state legislature of North Dakota is making good progress has been welcomed by the online gaming industry's regulatory body eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (www.eCOGRA.org).
March 11, 2005 - The final hand was dealt and Kathy Liebert pulled it off for the women, winning Poker Royale : Battle of the Sexes on GSN. After capturing every episode, the men were relegated to the sidelines to watch Liebert accept her $130,000, which she shared in part with her female teammates.
March 11, 2005 - Fresh off a stunning victory in televised poker's Battle of the Sexes last week, Kathy Liebert - one of the all time leading female money winners in professional poker - has joined Party Poker as its spokeswoman.
March 11, 2005 - PokerNetwork launched its tenth partner, Caribsports.com this week.
March 11, 2005 - Texas Holdem author Kim Birch has been schmoozing the international media for the launch of his winning online poker course and website at http://www.onlinepokeradvantage.com.
March 11, 2005 - In last week's InfoPowa round-up we reported on the launch of ESPN's impressive new online poker initiative, powered by Micropower. The recipe must be right, because within two days of the launch over 30,000 people had signed up, reflecting resounding consumer interest in the game.
March 11, 2005 - Alderney Gambling Control Commission has issued its nineteenth eGambling licence to WagerWorks (Alderney) 3 Limited, for the operation of WPT Online.com in association with World Poker Tour .
March 4, 2005 - Poker Academy, a software developer of poker products, has donated $13,000 in software to Lehigh University for students in computer science and engineering to use in artificial intelligence (AI) research projects.
March 4, 2005 - Another major Brit gambling group has entered the competitive but booming Internet poker market with the launch of Uk betting plc's new online poker room this week, heralded by predictions that the market could double in 2005.
March 4, 2005 - Poker World seems to be doing its damnedest to chase players away with a series of draconian withdrawal rules that will not sit well with poker fans. Fortunately there are not too many fans playing at this site according to reports from several players, and that is hardly surprising. In a competitive sector like online poker, these conditions are no threat to the opposition:
March 4, 2005 - Bodog.com Sports Casino Poker has released odds on two more upcoming poker tournaments.
March 3, 2005 - The name calling has been done, sarcastic punches thrown, and the final table for six players is ready in GSM's Poker Royale: The Battle of the Sexes.
March 3, 2005 - Sportingbet group member Paradise Poker launched the first Paradise Masters Online Championships midweek in a six day celebration featuring a series of tournaments and events in which players compete for cash and prizes.
March 3, 2005 - Intriguing press releases from a company called Casino Robots were cropping up all over the Internet this week, punting ".....an intelligent software robot capable of consistently winning games of Texas Hold'Em Poker at popular online Poker Rooms."
March 3, 2005 - The First Annual Poker on Tour Convention could soon be coming to a (U.S.) city near you.
March 3, 2005 - Sports channel ESPN is going into the poker business in a big way, judging by a long and unwieldy press release doing the rounds this week. The channel will be offering free online poker play through Micropower software on a site that will provide information ranging from a poker book, through wireless poker play and DVDs to a range of poker consumer products. And backing it up is an 11 week All-In Poker Challenge online tournament culminating in a free seat at the Harrah's 2005 World Series of Poker.