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Online Poker News Archive - June 2006

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On this page we've listed summaries of the most important news events of June 2006

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PartyGaming defends it's poker domains and trademarks

June 30, 2006 - The Party Gaming group has been busy defending its trade marks and domains, judging by the latest report from the Geneva based World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) a body which arbitrates on domain disputes.

Mike Sexton donates $500,000 to charity

June 30, 2006 - Days after winning the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions against the top players in the business, Mike Sexton has proved to be a champ with a heart, providing irrefutable evidence that he deserves his affectionate nickname "The Ambassador of Poker".

PartyGaming expands into sportsbetting business

June 30, 2006 - PartyGaming again dominated the UK mainstream business news this week with the announcement of a GBP 500 million acquisition plan to expand its influence into the sportsbook sector.

The Poker Channel launches free broadband service

June 30, 2006 - The Poker Channel, the worlds first TV channel dedicated to poker, is pleased to announce the launch of its new free broadband poker TV channel service at www.pokerchannel.co.uk.

Advanced image software deployed at WSOP

June 30, 2006 - Advanced facial recognition technology that automatically identifies the players is being used by official photographers Image Masters at the World Series of Poker tournament now getting into its stride at the Rio in Vegas.

Final table decided for WSoP No Limit event

June 30, 2006 - One of the 45 major events forming part of the 2006 World Series of Poker has reached a final table complement after two days of intense play in Las Vegas.

WPT poker room to re-launch on CyberArts platform

June 28, 2006 - World Poker Tour Enterprises, Inc. announced this week that it has reached an agreement with the Silicon Valley software development company CyberArts to provide technology and software for re-launching WPTE's online gaming business.

Wear the name, share the fame

June 28, 2006 - Full Contact Poker.com has developed an ingenious marketing concept for the next WSOP, using the catch phrase "Wear the name, share the fame."

Mike Sexton wins 2006 WSOP Tournament of Champions

June 28, 2006 - If the rest of the World Series of Poker competitions are anywhere near as fiercely contested and skilled as the 2006 WSOP Tournament of Champions, poker fans are in for a real feast of excitement and big money action.

Partygaming launches backgammon site

June 27, 2006 - Earlier InfoPowa reports that the Gibraltar-based Party Gaming group is about to launch an online backgammon site came to fruition this week with the appearance on the Internet of PartyGammon.com.

Poland wins PokerStars.com World Cup of Poker

June 27, 2006 - In last week's "forthcoming attractions" InfoPowa reported on the upcoming clash of top poker players from 8 nations around the world at the third annual PokerStars.com World Cup of Poker in Barcelona, Spain.

Washington State poker ban criticized by mainstream media

June 27, 2006 - The online gambling ban imposed on June 7 in a Washington state law signed off by Governor Christine Gregoire has been taking media flak throughout the week. The mainstream media is clearly not happy with the idea that online gambling and advertising for online gambling is banned, whilst citizens are actively encouraged to gamble in that state's various Indian land based casinos, state lotteries and on horseracing online.

E-dog beats The Mouth in Full Tilt Poker Showdown

June 27, 2006 - It took nearly four hours for Erick 'E-Dog' Lindgren and Mike 'The Mouth' Matusow to get heads up at the FullTiltPoker.Net Pro Showdown at Red Rock Casino, but just one hand for Lindgren to claim the victory and the $600 000 first-place prize last week.

888.com talks the talk, but can it walk the walk?

June 27, 2006 - There were promising signs this week that the affiliate sector vs. 888.com dispute over search engine optimization black hat activities is about to enter a more constructive and consultative phase.

Ed Miller to play in 2006 World Series of Poker

June 27, 2006 - ED MILLER, expert player and author to play in 2006 World Series of Poker. Newly coifed by the Fab Five from BravoTVs Queer Eye, Miller will enter the tournaments dressed to kill. Millers new look wont be the only thing dominating the tables. Millers outstanding skills, exemplified in his chart-topping new book, No Limit Holdem: Theory and Practice, will make their appearance at this years World Series.

World Series of Poker fever

June 27, 2006 - The excitement and anticipation attending the big-time nature of the World Series of Poker in Vegas is already almost tangible as the media machine behind poker's most globally watched event goes up a gear with the tournament date now visible on the horizon.

Bluff Magazine and Elite Poker Rooms launch Bluff Poker Room

June 26, 2006 - Elite Poker Rooms Inc, in partnership with Bluff Magazine announced today that they will be licensing the Bluff Brand for a poker room to be located in Helena, Montana.

PartyPoker partners with Elle magazine

June 25, 2006 - The Internet's largest poker site, Party Poker.com has announced it is to partner with the international women's magazine Elle to sponsor a women's charity team in the upcoming World Series of Poker Ladies Event starting July 9.

888 Poker sponsors women's only team at WSoP

June 24, 2006 - The competition is heating up at all levels of the projected 8 000 player World Series of Poker this year, and the Ladies Event is no exception. 888 Poker has announced its sponsorship of a lean and mean women's team that includes European players with formidable credentials.

Extreme Poker adds Loser's Leap

June 24, 2006 - Inter Poker.com's unique and innovative marketing vehicle Extreme Poker has to be one of the biggest attractions around in online poker, with previous games by top players taking place underwater and on freezing Arctic icefields. This year it's literally going to take off to new heights with a sky-high game that will also be a real downer for the losers.

Harrah's announces WSoP TV schedule

June 24, 2006 - Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. announced this week that ESPN will telecast 32 hours of original programming of the 2006 World Series of Poker Presented by Milwaukee's Best Light. The ESPN telecasts will be aired every Tuesday at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time beginning July 18 and continuing through October 31.

Webcam poker debuts on the Internet

June 24, 2006 - Pharaohs Poker Palace claimed this week that it is set to become the first online poker room to offer live interactive poker play over the Internet. Using proprietary software on a new dynamic poker platform, the company is about to offer the webcam-based service as an optional, complementary facility available to all players, in an effort to help move poker to the next level of competition and social interaction.

Poker.com to the rescue

June 21, 2006 - The major Poker.com network moved with commendable speed over the weekend in addressing the failure of one of the Ongame Network member sites, Check 'n Raise Poker, to meet it's WSOP sponsorship promises to players.

New online poker high hand record at Microgaming Poker

June 21, 2006 - PRLEAP.com reports that two bold poker players using the handles Fast_Freddie and bad_ip set a new record for the largest hand in a cash game last week whilst playing a heads up game of Texas Holdem on the Microgaming Poker Network. According to PRLEAP, this was the biggest cash game in the history of online poker and the largest hand yet recorded.

Full Tilt accuses Mansion Poker of false advertising

June 14, 2006 - According to an open letter from Full Tilt Poker to the poker industry Mansion Poker published a press release on June 9 in which they improperly stated that three members of "Team Full Tilt" would be participating in their upcoming Mansion Superstar Challenge.

World Poker Congress examines live-online poker synergy

June 12, 2006 - When the World Poker Congress (WPC) convenes in Stockholm on June 26 & 27, the poker industry will be examined in an entirely different way. With experts from the Internet poker world and real-life poker rooms, the WPC will, for the first time, look into issues that affect them jointly.

New WSoP bracelets unveiled by Harrah's

June 7, 2006 - The 37th edition of the World Series of Poker kicks off in a little more than two weeks from now at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Harrah's today unveiled the new design of the unique champion's bracelet, a 14-karat white and yellow gold plaque handset with 170 six carat diamonds. The bracelet was designed by TRITON Jewelry, a division of Frederick Goldman, Inc.

Make your voice heard: protect your right to play poker online

June 5, 2006 - Do you think it's no one's business but yours how you spend your money and time, especially in the privacy of your own home? Well think again because starting this Wednesday you are officially committing a crime if you're living in Washington State and playing poker on the Internet. It is time to make your voice heard as more prohibitive legislation is currently being debated in Congress, and online poker could be banned nationwide by the end of the year if Congressmen Goodlatte, Kyl and Leach have their way.

Transcript of PokerPulse letter to the Canadian PM

June 5, 2006 - As reported in a previous news item , L.M. Murray, the editor of the Canadian based website PokerPulse.com, launched a courageous and very praiseworthy initiative this week to garner diplomatic support from the Canadian government to help Antigua in it's free trade struggle against the US.

PokerPulse editor asks Canadian PM to support Antigua

June 1, 2006 - The tiny island state of Antigua and Barbuda has been involved in a cross border online gambling dispute with the US for more than a year now. And although the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled in favor of Antigua, the U.S. hasn't made any effort to comply with the WTO ruling so far.

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