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Online Poker News Archive - April 2007

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On this page we've listed summaries of the most important news events of April 2007

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Despite UIGEA 888.com profits up 34%

April 30, 2007 - 888 Holdings released preliminary financial results for 2006 today. Despite abandoning the US market in October 2006, representing 55% of it's business, 888 Holdings' profits before tax were up 34% to $90.5 million.

Yahoo UK launches real money poker room

April 27, 2007 - Yahoo! UK has joined Boss Media's and St Minver's partner-based International Poker Network. The Yahoo Poker website offers both play money and real money cash games. New players get a massive $1000 sign-up bonus.

PPA applauds Frank on introducing sensible gaming bill

April 26, 2007 - The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), a grassroots organization of more than 400,000 poker-playing members, supports House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank's introduction of sensible Internet gambling legislation.

Rep. Barney Frank will introduce anti UIGEA bill Thursday

April 25, 2007 - Rep. Barney Frank said he will introduce a bill to reverse the UIGEA legislation this Thursday. Representative Frank currently chairs the House Financial Services Committee.

Daniel Negreanu signs deal with mobile entertainment company

April 24, 2007 - I-play signed up Daniel Negreanu as the face of its suite of mobile entertainment poker products, which include a streaming video poker application and mobile poker game.

Full Tilt Poker adds paysafecard to funding options

April 23, 2007 - Full Tilt Poker has added the paysafecard to it's list of approved payment processors. Paysafecard is one of Europe's leading pre-paid Internet payment products and currently may be bought by players in Austria, Germany, Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and the UK.

Betfair introduces unique flexible satellite concept

April 18, 2007 - Betfair Poker is offering its customers the opportunity to win "Passport Stamps" which can be used to buy into any live poker event in the world. The unique Betfair Poker Passport Stamps are up for grabs in weekly satellite tournaments starting from $5.50.

Neteller case rescheduled for May 16, 2007

April 17, 2007 - According to Games and Casino NETeller co-founders Stephen Lawrence and John LeFebvre and the U.S. Attorney's office have agreed to yet another extension in the NETeller case. The next hearing is scheduled for May 16.

Pros continue to endorse UltimateBet internationally

April 16, 2007 - UltimateBet and Absolute Poker will no longer use professional poker players to advertise in the US market, but will continue to do so internationally. According to a press release the marketing decision will not in any way affect US players.

DoylesRoom joins Microgaming, US players not accepted

April 13, 2007 - DoylesRoom has joined the Microgaming Network, but it still doesn't accept US players. The move will allow Doyle's Room to expand into European markets and will boost it's player liquidity.

Jennifer Harman partners with Caesars Palace for charity

April 11, 2007 - On Friday, April 20, Caesars Palace will host the Jennifer Harman Charity Poker Tournament. The winner will be awarded a free seat into the 2007 World Series of Poker. Proceeds from a silent auction sponsored by Upper Deck will benefit the Nevada S.P.C.A. (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) local no-kill animal shelter.

Italian gambling market expected to grow to EUR 61 billion by 2010

April 11, 2007 - MECN has published a report about the Italian gambling market in which they conclude Italy is one of the most promising online and land-based gambling markets due to Italys forerunner role in the liberalization of European gambling markets.

Join Senator D'Amato in April 12th poker webcast at PPA

April 9, 2007 - The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has planned a poker webcast on Thursday, April 12, where Chairman of the Board Senator Alfonso D'Amato will talk about the future of online poker.

World Poker Tour leaves Travel Channel for GSN

April 5, 2007 - WPT Enterprises, Inc. and GSN, announced today an agreement to air Season VI of the World Poker Tour. As part of the deal, GSN will broadcast 23 individual WPT Season VI poker events in two-hour episodes filmed in casinos and card rooms around the world. WPT will begin taping its new season in May 2007 which will debut in early 2008 as part of GSN's Monday night casino lineup where the network has built a substantial following in the casino game genre.

Lol at Harrah's for insane WSOP 2007 trademark guidelines

April 4, 2007 - A mailing from Full Tilt Poker informed us of Harrah's new trademark guidelines for the 2007 WSOP. Apparently all online poker rooms - and websites that promote online poker rooms - are not allowed to "use the words World Series of Poker or the WSOP acronym in [...] the titles of any websites, pages, press releases, advertisements, or articles." In other words every poker site on the internet cannot report on the World Series of Poker this year.

FBI takes a closer look at Second Life casinos

April 4, 2007 - According to MSNBC/Reuters Linden Lab has invited FBI agents to take a closer look at Second Life's virtual casinos and poker rooms. There are hundreds of virtual casinos in Second Life, but it is estimated that the top 3 are only earning $1,500 each per month.

NBC debuts poker video game

April 3, 2007 - NBC Sports, creator and owner of the successful NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship, today announced the launch of a videogame version of the popular televised tournament. Created in partnership with videogame production experts 5000ft, Inc. of Reno, NV, the National Heads-Up Poker videogame will launch on April 7, 2007 and will be available on NBCHeadsup.com.

Unique WSOP qualifying promotion at PKR.com

April 3, 2007 - For many poker players, competing in the World Series of Poker is a once in a lifetime opportunity; which is why PKR.com are offering their qualifiers the chance to get the most out of it through their unique World Series Experience promotion.

Former IBM executive appointed as new Cryptologic CEO

April 3, 2007 - Cryptologic has appointed former IBM executive Javaid Aziz as the company's new President and CEO. Aziz is replacing Lewis Rose, the company's CEO since July 2002, who steps down as CEO because of family commitments. Cryptologic is relocating it's headquarters from Canada to Ireland.

Johnny Chan endorses new Ongame poker room

April 2, 2007 - Chanpoker.com, a new online poker venture affiliated with poker legend and three times world champion Johnny Chan, has signed with Ongame Network - one of the world's largest online poker networks and a supplier of poker and casino software.

Trump Taj Mahal to host CEO poker tour

April 2, 2007 - CEO Poker, an Executive Games company, has announced the Trump Taj Mahal will host the CEO Poker Tour, May 19-25, where players will battle over the green felt of the poker table for an exclusive Tiffany Championship bracelet, cash, trophies, prizes and bragging rights.

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