News Archive: Poker News, February 2008

Showing all news items for February 2008

Party Poker European Open starts today

1st February, 2008

Some of the world's told poker players will descend on London today to take part in the fourth Party Poker European Open.

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WPT Ladies rolls into LA

3rd February, 2008

The World Poker Tour Ladies event resumes today in the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles.

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Titan Poker snaps up 2nd CS Award

4th February, 2008

Leading online poker website Titan Poker has been honoured with Gambling Online Magazine's Best Customer Service Award for the second year running.

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Swede tops Bet365.com Leader Board

4th February, 2008

An amateur poker player from Sweden has finished top of the Bet365 Poker Leader Board Challenge.

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Party Poker invites Euro qualifiers

5th February, 2008

Players over at Party Poker can now attempt to qualify for the European Challenge II, being held March 11th - 14th.

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Canadian wins EPT event at just 18 years

5th February, 2008

A teenager from Ontario has become the youngest player ever to win a European Poker Tour (EPT) event after winning $1.4 million (£710,000) in a German poker event.

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Bloggers offered seat at WSOP

6th February, 2008

Bloggers who play online poker have the chance to win a seat at this summer's World Series of Poker in Las Vegas thanks to Bodog.

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EPT confirms venue for Polish Open 2008

6th February, 2008

Casino Poland has confirmed that it will be hosing the premier European Poker Tour (EPT) event in eastern Europe, the Polish Open 2008.

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MLB hosts charity poker game

7th February, 2008

America's Major League Baseball (MLB) stars took a break from the circuit over the weekend to partake in the first ever Poker Celebrity Bowl.

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Bet365 now guarantees $12.5m in prizes

7th February, 2008

Gamers over at Bet365 Poker now have a chance of winning their share of $12.5 million (£6.4 million) in guaranteed monthly prizes.

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Compulsive Poker player gets 40 stone shoes

8th February, 2008

A compulsive poker player has been forced by his wife to wear 255kg shoes to stop him playing gambling.

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Selbst bags WPT Ladies bracelet

8th February, 2008

Venessa Selbst has become the second-ever champion of the World Poker Tour Ladies (WPTL) tournament in Los Angeles.

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120 WSOP seats up for grabs at Bodog

8th February, 2008

Bodog looks set to be one of the main names at this year's World Series of Poker in Las Vegas after securing 120 seats at the event.

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Doyles Room offers unique WSOP experience

9th February, 2008

Poker enthusiasts now have the opportunity to get one-on-one tuition from one of the game's biggest names before being ushered into the World Series of Poker (WSOP

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Titan hosts new VIP tourney

11th February, 2008

People who become VIP Club members over at Titan Poker now have a chance of winning the online poker room's biggest ever prize tournament.

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Law professor defends online poker

12th February, 2008

Harvard law professor Charles Nesson has restored some well-deserved credibility to the game of poker by affirming the potential analytical benefits that gamers can acquire.

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Yanks find loophole for poker ban

12th February, 2008

American poker fans are reportedly finding ways around their country's ban on online gambling with the help of a blog about legal loopholes.

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Duke and Hellmuth in reality TV show

12th February, 2008

Poker giants Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth are to go head-to-head in a US-based reality TV show, ultimatebet.net has confirmed.

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Irish poker player wins big

13th February, 2008

An Irish poker player has scooped €47,200 (£35,100) at the Green Joker Poker European Deep Stack Poker Championship.

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Full Tilt wins poker award

13th February, 2008

Online poker operator Full Tilt has been named Best Online Poker Room of the Year in a list compiled by internet portal Online Poker Insider.

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London seminar tackles online poker ban

14th February, 2008

A panel of trade and poker experts this week congregated in London for a seminar entitled The Bush Administration's Criminalisation of Online Gaming and the Implication for Global Free Trade.

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The PKR Masters

14th February, 2008

$75,000 tournament introduced by online poker room, PKR.

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AbsolutePoker.com acquires former skin

15th February, 2008

Leading gaming website AbsolutePoker.com has acquired one of its poker affiliates, VegasPoker247.com.

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Celebs flock to WPT invitational

14th February, 2008

Hundreds of A-list celebrities are to grace the Los Angeles' Commerce Casino next month when they take part in the annual World Poker Tour (WPT) invitational event.

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April sees the launch of the 2008 PokerNews Cup in Austria

15th February, 2008

Free entry to the new PokerNews Cup

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Sky Poker Boot Camp

15th February, 2008

Sky Poker due to host Boot Camp in Bristol

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US state approves poker in church

15th February, 2008

South Carolina has deemed there to be just one place in the state where citizens are allowed to breach a 200-year-old ban on poker games - in church.

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Bodog launches Poker Open series

17th February, 2008

One of the world's most recognisable online poker operators, Bodog, has unveiled a brand new open tournament series.

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Ladbrokes Poker Million VII looms

18th February, 2008

Qualifying tournaments are now being held for the Ladbrokes Poker Million VII series - Europe's longest-running televised poker tournament.

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New software for 32Red users

18th February, 2008

32Red Poker has unveiled brand new Microgaming-powered software for users of its poker rooms.

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Andy Black bags Party Poker title

19th February, 2008

Andy Black can finally put his name to a major poker title after coming up trumps in the Party Poker Premier League Grand Final.

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EPT Scandinavian Open starts today

19th February, 2008

One of the final stages of the European Poker Tour (EPT) is getting underway in Copenhagen, Denmark today, with just three legs to go before the tournament series draws to a close.

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Hilton heiress competes at Doyles Room

19th February, 2008

Some major stars will be logging into their Doyles Room poker accounts this February 27th to take part in the website's Celebrity Bounty Tournament.

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Northern Rock's new boss is 'poker mad'

19th February, 2008

The man tasked with resurrecting Northern Rock from the brink of disaster has a strong penchant for poker, the Daily Mail is ominously reporting.

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World Poker Tour Shortened

20th February, 2008

The WPT recently announced cut backs in the schedule

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Obrestad sweeps poker awards

20th February, 2008

Online poker sensation Annette Obrestad has cleaned up at this year's Norwegian Poker Awards, taking home no fewer than three separate awards.

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Bet365 hosts UK National satellites

20th February, 2008

Bet365 Poker has confirmed that it will be hosting a series of satellite tournaments for entry to the UK National Poker Championships.

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News Games at Titan Poker

20th February, 2008

Titan Poker have introuduced more new games on their website

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Celebrity Bounty Poker Tournament

20th February, 2008

Stars announced for the tournament on February 27th

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National Heads-Up Poker Championship competitors announced

21st February, 2008

63 of the players participating in the tournament announced

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Titan Poker boosts prize pool again

20th February, 2008

Barely two months after confirming it was boosting its guaranteed poker prize pool to $10 million (£5 million), Titan Poker has upped the ante once again.

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Qualifiers for the UK Poker Championships

21st February, 2008

The qualifiers for the tournament are now up and running

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Ivey takes lead in Full Tilt showdown

21st February, 2008

The ongoing battle between seasoned poker pro Phil Ivey and hotheaded nemesis seda1 stepped up a gear Tuesday after the mystery online gamer lost a colossal $600,000 (£310,000) in a single ga

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'The Master' tops Player of the Year race

21st February, 2008

Men 'The Master' Nguyen has moved up to the top spot of the PokerListings.com Player of the Year (POY) race following an exceptional early run of tournament poker this year.

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Chilipoker Guaranteed Poker Tournament

22nd February, 2008

A look at the new Chilipoker $2million tournament

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The Largest Automated Poker Tournament Ever

22nd February, 2008

Casino de Montreal hosted a record breaking automated poker tournament

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Betfair signs Imper1um

22nd February, 2008

Leading online gaming house Betfair Poker has bolstered its rankings by signing up-and-coming Canadian pro Sorel Mizzi.

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Party Poker Sports Stars Challenge heats up

22nd February, 2008

Snooker legend Steve Davis and TV presenter Kara Scott among six sports professionals to have made their way to the final table at the Party Poker Sports Stars Challenge.

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Online casinos rally behind Africa cause

21st February, 2008

A school in Malawi has received a new funding pledge from Online Gambling Insider, the latest online casino to donate money to the cause.

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Jaffacake wins UK Poker Tour title

21st February, 2008

Jeff Kimber, better known by the moniker JaffaCake, has won the second Grosvenor UK Poker Tour title of 2008.

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Carnival Cruise PokerPro Challenge

22nd February, 2008

Cruise liners set to host poker tournaments

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$1m top prize at 888.com World Poker Crown

24th February, 2008

Leading online gaming house 888.com is offering its largest ever prize pool for poker fans who compete in its new World Poker Crown (WPC).

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$3 Million World Poker Crown

25th February, 2008

Pacific Poker Launches $3 Million World Poker Crown Tourney

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LA Poker Classic Day One Complete

25th February, 2008

Saturday saw the first day of the WPT LA Poker Classic tournament

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The World's First India Poker Tour

25th February, 2008

The India Poker Tour was announced this week to take place in Autumn

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100-1 outsider takes PartyPoker Euro title

25th February, 2008

A virtual-unknown poker player from Lancashire has seen off stiff competition from the likes of Annette Obrestad and Ian Frazer to win the PartyPoker European Open IV title

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Report: Seda1's identity revealed

25th February, 2008

An unconfirmed report on poker-king.com is claiming that the secret identity of beleaguered online poker player seda1 has been revealed.

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PartyPoker Sports Stars Challenge Winnings

25th February, 2008

The PartyPoker Sports Stars Challenge goes to…

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'The Magician' joins World Poker Tour

25th February, 2008

Antonio 'the Magician' Esfandiari has been confirmed as the spokesperson for the forthcoming World Poker Tour (WPT) Poker-Made Millionaire tournament.

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Titan Poker Goes To The Irish Open

26th February, 2008

The online poker site sends players to Dublin

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'Queen of the Internet' Poker Room

26th February, 2008

New "Tila Tequila" online poker room introduced

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PokerStars qualifier wins EPT Copenhagen

26th February, 2008

PokerStars qualifier Tim Vance has won the Copenhagen leg of the European Poker Tour, despite getting off to a rocky start that nearly saw him crash out on the first day.

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FTOPS Breaks Highest Payout Record

26th February, 2008

The Full Tilt Online Poker Series has ended with new record payouts

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European Championship of Online Poker II Unveiled

26th February, 2008

iPoker reveal the structure of the second European Championship of Online Poker II

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PKR Masters Ends

26th February, 2008

PKR’s biggest online poker tournament thus far crowns a new master

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Titan Poker Events

27th February, 2008

Titan Poker are set to host a range of events including the ECOOP II

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WSOP Commences

27th February, 2008

A look into The World Series of Poker Circuit Ring day 1

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LA Poker Classic Standings Update

27th February, 2008

An update following Day 4 of the LA Poker Classic

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Doyle Brunson 'most influential figure' in game

27th February, 2008

Doyle Brunson, better known by the moniker Texas Dolly, has been officially crowned the most influential figure in the game of poker for the second year running.

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Poker pros hold charity event for cancer victims

27th February, 2008

World Series of Poker bracelet winner Todd Brunson will be hosting a charity poker night next month to help raise funds for a local cancer charity.

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Mobile awards for WPT Texas Hold'Em 2

27th February, 2008

It emerged this week that one of the mobile gaming industry's most popular poker titles, World Poker Tour (WPT) Texas Hold'Em 2, has received numerous awards since it

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Day 2 At The WSOP-Circuit

28th February, 2008

The second day’s action and standings in theWorld Series of Poker Circuit.

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WSOP Academy Announced

28th February, 2008

The World Series of Poker Academy have announced their second annual event

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Hundreds of Full Tilt gamers cash in

28th February, 2008

Gaming operator Full Tilt has revealed that a whopping 5,291 players took part in the seventh leg of its Online Poker Series - nearly one in seven of whom walked away with a

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Bodog unveils Poker Open satellite schedule

28th February, 2008

Leading online poker operator Bodog has unveiled details of its forthcoming satellite schedule for anyone who is looking to join the Bodog Poker Open through the back door.

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Cops bust charity poker ring in North Pole

28th February, 2008

Law enforcement officers in the US state of Alaska have blocked charity workers from hosting a series of fundraising poker games, it has emerged.

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Ladbrokes Poker Millions qualifiers underway

28th February, 2008

Europe's longest running televised poker tournament, the Ladbrokes Poker Million VII, gets underway this summer and the operator behind the popular event has reiterated its call fo

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World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic Standings Update

28th February, 2008

A look at yesterday’s action in the LA Poker Classic

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Mega 200% deposit bonus at CelebPoker

29th February, 2008

CelebPoker.com has announced it is increasing its player sign-up deposit bonus to 200 per cent as part of a new promotion.

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LA Poker Classic Results

29th February, 2008

The results of yesterday’s final table in the World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic

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WSOP-C Final Table

29th February, 2008

The results from the World Series of Poker Circuit Ring

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