News Archive: Poker News, April 2008

Showing all news items for April 2008

WSOP packages on offer at Hollywood Poker

1st April, 2008

Hollywood Poker will be handing out a number of prize packages to the World Series of Poker (WSOP) this month, the online gaming operator has confirmed.

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Nottingham to host Norwegian Poker Championships

1st April, 2008

In the latest in a string of bizarre twists and turns to come out of Norway's poker scene, it has been confirmed that the 2008 Norwegian Poker Championships will be held in Nottingham.

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Paradise Poker heralds return of Fantastic First

1st April, 2008

Online poker operator Paradise Poker has confirmed that its popular series of Fantastic First events will return this Friday (April 4th).

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European Ladies Championship returns

2nd April, 2008

The European Ladies Championship will be held for its third year this May 3rd - 4th, organisers Ladbrokes Poker have confirmed.

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WSOP prize winner speaks out

2nd April, 2008

A 38-year-old high school teacher who bagged a $12,500 (£6,300) prize package for the World Series of Poker at Full Tilt has spoken of his delight at winning

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Hansen takes on all-female table

2nd April, 2008

Poker luminary Gus Hansen will this week take part in the Poker After Dark televised event, where he will be pitted against five of the poker world's most successful female players.

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Sun Poker rolls out pound cashier

3rd April, 2008

Online gaming website Sun Poker has enhanced its online poker services by introducing a British pound cashier.

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UH Big Tex wins PokerStars Sunday Million

3rd April, 2008

An online gamer by the name of UH Big Tex has bagged first prize at the Sunday Million event, hosted by leading online gaming operator PokerStars.

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US-based operator offers first WSOP seat

4th April, 2008

American online gaming house PurePlay has awarded one its first qualifying seat at the World Series of Poker (WSOP).

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Asian Poker Tour published 2008 schedule

4th April, 2008

The Orient's most popular annual poker event - the Asian Poker Tour (APT) - will kick off with a jaunt in the Philippines from May 27th to June 1st, it has been confirmed.

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Titan sending players to Salzburg Poker Cup

5th April, 2008

Online poker operator Titan Poker has confirmed it will be sending a number of players to this year's Salzburg Poker Cup.

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PKR expands website network

6th April, 2008

Leading online gaming operator PKR has confirmed that it will be expanding its network of consumer websites.

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Vega plans 'Poker Tour of the Americas'

7th April, 2008

Vega Promotional Systems has overhauled plans for a Latin American Poker Tour by encompassing North American destinations into its itinerary.

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WPT Ladies rolls into Bellagio

7th April, 2008

The World Poker Tour Ladies (WPT Ladies) is to wrap up its first annual series with a final date in the world-famous Las Vegas resort of Bellagio, event organisers have confirmed.

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Everest Poker splashes out on Dream Team

8th April, 2008

Everest Poker has drawn up an elite list of ten online gamers who will be representing the operator on this year's poker circuit.

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WSOP satellites confirmed for Doyles Room

8th April, 2008

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Party Poker Nations Cup gets underway

9th April, 2008

The third annual Party Poker Nations Cup got underway this week, with nationals from all over Europe and America vying to come up trumps for their country.

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Battle of the Planets kicks off at PokerStars

9th April, 2008

Leading online gaming operator PokerStars has unveiled details of its brand new sit-and-go (SNG) tourn

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Paddy Power marks billionth hand with giveaway

9th April, 2008

Paddy Power Poker is gearing up to deal its one billionth poker hand and it is

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New poker software at Doyles Room

10th April, 2008

People who play poker at Doyles Room are enjoying a new upgrade to the online operator's software.

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Two Betfair gamers hit Pokerfecta challenge

10th April, 2008

Two online gaming enthusiasts at Betfair Poker have received a $5,500 (£2,750) prize for accomplishing the operator's Pokerfecta challenge.

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World Poker Tour adds Spanish stop

10th April, 2008

The World Poker Tour (WPT) will once again have a stop-over in Spain, tournament organisers have confirmed.

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Party Poker dishing out $250k every Friday

11th April, 2008

Online gaming enthusiasts who prefer spending their weekends tucked up indoors can now take advantage of Party Poker's generous Friday Night Party promotion.

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New Advanced Poker course from WSOP Academy

11th April, 2008

The World Series of Poker Academy (WSOP Academy) has confirmed it is to start running a series of advanced poker seminars for would-be professionals.

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Titan Poker in $100k Omaha giveaway

11th April, 2008

Online gaming operator Titan Poker has confirmed that it awarded $100,000 (£50,000) to Omaha pot-limit players over the past two months.

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PokerStars brings back Sunday Millions

12th April, 2008

This week saw the return of one of the online poker world's most popular competitions: the PokerStars Sunday Millions.

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Controversy for WPT Ladies Championship

14th April, 2008

The newly-launched World Poker Tour Ladies Championship (WPT Ladies) has become embroiled in a charity donation scandal.

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World Poker Tour adds Canada series

14th April, 2008

A new series of tournaments running May 5th - 13th has been added to the World Poker Tour (WPT), it has been confirmed.

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Hollywood Poker brings back Fame Freeroll

15th April, 2008

Online gaming website Hollywood Poker has decided to re-launch its popular Freeroll Your Way to Fame poker promotion.

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UK wins Party Poker Nations Cup

15th April, 2008

Team Great Britain has won the 2008 Party Poker Nations Cup, beating off stiff competition from Ireland in a tense heads-up final.

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Sky to air WSOP Europe 2007

16th April, 2008

Sky Sports will shortly air highlights from the inaugural World Series of Poker Europe (WSOP Europe) event, held in London capital last Septemb

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ChiliPoker offers exclusive Morocco trips

16th April, 2008

Online gaming operator chilipoker.com is giving people who play online poker at its website the chance of winning an all-expenses paid trip to Morocco this summ

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Absolute Poker launches Assassin Bounty tourneys

16th April, 2008

Online gaming operator AbsolutePoker.com has launched a series of new tournaments that reward high-risk strategies on the poker table.

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Last-minute satellite for 888 World Poker Crown

17th April, 2008

Leading online gaming operator 888.com Poker has revealed that it will be running a special last-minute satellite for the World Poker Crown.

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Barry Greenstein wins Stars of Poker

17th April, 2008

Professional online poker player Barry Greenstein has won one of PokerStar's most high-profile live tournaments, the aptly named Stars of Poker.

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Freeroll WSOP qualifiers at PokerStars

18th April, 2008

Online poker enthusiasts once again have to chance to bag seats at this year's forthcoming World Series of Poker (WSOP) - this time without laying down a single pe

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Titan Poker sends contingent to Italy

18th April, 2008

Online gaming operator Titan Poker, the largest poker room on the iPoker Network, this month despatched a contingent of seven players to the European Poker Tour in San R

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WPT Ladies reverses donation policy

19th April, 2008

The World Poker Tour Ladies Championship (WPT Ladies) has succumbed to pressure from some of the poker world's leading female players over its automatic donation policy.

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WPT settles lawsuit with poker pros

21st April, 2008

The World Poker Tour (WPT) has settled a lawsuit filed by some of the biggest names in poker over alleged violations of federal and state antitrust laws.

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Hilton and Sigler return to Doyles Room

21st April, 2008

Leading online gaming operator Doyles Room will once again be hosting its popular Celebrity Bounty Tournament.

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Canadian bags EPT Grand Final

21st April, 2008

A 22-year-old Canadian business student has won the most lucrative poker tournament of the year so far by bagging top spot at the European Poker Tour Grand Final.

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'Freeroll Your Way to Fame' at Hollywood Poker

22nd April, 2008

Online gaming operator Hollywood Poker has confirmed it is bringing back its popular Freeroll Your Way To Fame weekly World Series of Poker (WSOP) qualifier tourna

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Paddy Power joins WSOP rush

22nd April, 2008

Paddy Power Poker has become the latest gaming operator to announce a World Series of Poker (WSOP) seat giveaway.

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Duke to manage Ultimate Bet schedule

23rd April, 2008

Poker pro Annie Duke has been selected to manage the new tournament schedule at UltimateBet.com.

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Titan boosts monthly guaranteed prizes

23rd April, 2008

People who play online poker can now win even more by signing up to Titan Poker, with the operator boosting its monthly guaranteed payouts to $16 million (&#163

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Millionth member signs up to PPA

23rd April, 2008

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has signed up its millionth member, cementing its status as one of the poker industry's leading voices.

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1-cent qualifiers for World Poker Crown

23rd April, 2008

Online gaming operator Pacific Poker is hosting a series of hourly one cent qualifiers for the World Poker Crown (WPC).

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Two US states mull poker expansion

24th April, 2008

Florida and Colorado have confirmed they are looking at liberalising state legislation governing live poker games.

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Charity poker tourney for abused animals

24th April, 2008

Some of the biggest names on the global poker circuit have donated their time and money to a charity poker game in support of an American animal welfare group.

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PokerListings and Betfair Poker announce co-sponsored freeroll

25th April, 2008

A new co-sponsored freeroll for the World Series of Poker Europe (WSPE) has been announced by online poker resource PokerListings.com in conjunction with Betfair Poker.

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UltimateBet's tournament schedule to be handled by Annie Duke

26th April, 2008

Long-time sponsored UltimateBet poker player Annie Duke has been announced as the new manager of the online poker site's tournament schedule.

Ms Duke, who is number two on the women's all

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PKR hosts APT Manila qualifiers

28th April, 2008

Leading online gaming operator PKR has confirmed that it will be sending at least three qualifiers to the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Manila.

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Nancy Todd Tyner scoops WPT Ladies

29th April, 2008

Nancy Todd Tyner has seen off competition from established poker pros Vanessa Selbst and Van Nguyen to scoop the World Poker Tour Ladies (WPT Ladies) title.

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Titan Poker offers Executive Package

29th April, 2008

Online gaming operator Titan Poker is offering its members the chance to win an executive World Series of Poker (WSOP) prize package.

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Bodog gives away $100k Guaranteed seats

30th April, 2008

Bodog Poker is offering a number of free seats to its flagship $100,000 (£50,000) Guaranteed Sunday tournament.

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Obrestad to play in Betfair freeroll

30th April, 2008

Members of Betfair Poker now have the chance to go head-to-head with one of the game's most prominent figures, Annette Obrestad.

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Titan Poker offers Executive WSOP Package

29th April, 2008

Online gaming operator Titan Poker is offering its members the chance to win an executive World Series of Poker (WSOP) prize package.

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