News Archive: Poker News, January 2008

Showing all news items for January 2008

Late Night Poker returns to UK TV

8th January, 2008

A new series of popular TV show Late Night Poker, which is said to have been partly responsible for the boom of the gaming industry, hit the UK's screens last night.

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Jay Z 'looses $500k on poker game'

11th January, 2008

US hip hop star Jay Z is rumoured to have lost more than $500,000 (£250,000) in a game of poker.

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Women's Poker Hall of Fame to welcome first members

8th January, 2008

The first members of the Women's Poker Hall of Fame are set to be inducted next month at a special awards ceremony in Las Vegas.

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Golfing enthusiasts enjoy a round of poker

6th January, 2008

Next week (January 7th-11th), NBC's party poker show Poker After Dark will see six contestants, all of whom share a penchant for the occasional 18 rounds of golf as well as cards, battle it out fo

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Magician to host poker tournament

4th January, 2008

It is now official and this weekend will be the kick start of the poker tournament hosted by Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari in the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan.

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Absolute poker players scoop $6.5m

2nd January, 2008

Absolute Poker reveals that over £3.2 million were won in 2007 by online poker players in jackpot winnings alone on their site.

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New Year sees thousands flock to Vegas

2nd January, 2008

98% of Las Vegas hotel rooms were occupied and over 300,000 visitors and locals gathered around Las Vegas strip for the countdown to midnight this NY eve.

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Poker community completes poker league season

2nd January, 2008

It has been reported that the online poker community, FlopTurnRiver.com, has comleted one of the biggest poker league season.

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Bad weather 'good for online poker'

7th January, 2008

January is expected to see online poker websites thrive as more people decide to stay indoors rather than face the winter weather.

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First big poker tournament of 2008 kicks off

3rd January, 2008

First major European tournament of 2008 will start today in Galway, Ireland, where many excited players gathered already to watch some proper poker action.

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Schedule change for WSOP

3rd January, 2008

The schedule for World Series of Poker (WSOP) has been changed, causing inconvenience for many poker players that have arranged the dates to suit the events.

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Montel to host charity poker tournament

11th January, 2008

US talk show host Montel Williams is hosting a charity poker tournament to raise money for his Multiple Sclerosis (MS) charity.

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Germany bans online poker

3rd January, 2008

German authorities have banned online gambling with the last legal game held at the stroke on midnight on New Year's Eve.

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Online casino awards revealed

4th January, 2008

Internet-based gaming community Online Gambling Insider has named All Jackpots Casino the top online casino for 2007.

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Schedule for Grosvenor UK Poker Tour released

4th January, 2008

The schedule for this year's Grosvenor UK Poker Tour has been announced following the success of the event in 2007.

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Women's poker tour kicks off next week

4th January, 2008

Women are being invited to head to Mississippi this weekend to take part in the High Heels Poker Tour live event at the Gold Strike Casino

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Poker blogger talks of retiring

7th January, 2008

Poker blogger Paul 'Dr Pauly' McGuire has told fans that 2008 could be his last year in the poker writing game.

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'Happy new year' for online poker sites

9th January, 2008

Online poker sites are experiencing huge volumes of traffic already, according to reports from traffic-watch site PokerScout.com.

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Warne has poker deal 'in the pipeline'

9th January, 2008

Top Aussie bowler Shane Warne, has expressed his commitment to poker and how it is likely to see him move away from his cricketing career.

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Pammy heads to Oz for poker tournament

9th January, 2008

Ex-Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has jetted off to sunny Australia to take part in a prestigious poker tournament being held at Melbourne's Crown Casino.

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World Poker Tour Women's League launched

10th January, 2008

A new poker league has been launched by the World Poker Tour (WPT) which is aimed at getting more women into the game.

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Calgary to host Canadian open poker championship

10th January, 2008

This year's Canadian open poker championship is to take place in Calgary in March, according to local press reports.

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Winner of 888.com PokerProForAYear revealed

10th January, 2008

An English poker player has been named champion of 2008's PokerProForAYear competition, organised by online casino 888.com.

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Annie Duke heads to the 2008 Aussie Millions

11th January, 2008

It has been confirmed that world-renowned poker sensation Annie Duke is to take part in the 2008 Aussie Millions tournament at Melbourne's Crown Casino.

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Jennifer Tilly trades Hollywood for cards

12th January, 2008

Academy Award-nominated actress Jennifer Tilly has revealed her novel approach to deciding whether or not to pursue film projects.

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Gambling blog educating the masses

13th January, 2008

Industry experts are lauding efforts by one seasoned gambling enthusiasts to share her years of experience via her personal website, onlinegamblingblog.net.

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Great Poker League crowns 2008 winner

14th January, 2008

Ron Schut has beaten off competition from 50,000 other players to become the winner of the annual 2008 Great Poker League (GPL).

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Nationality 'influences poker style'

14th January, 2008

The nationality of your poker opponents can have a significant impact on their playing style, one international online poker website had claimed.

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Paddy Poker prepares for Finnish invasion

15th January, 2008

Popular online poker website Paddy Power is warning its predominantly Irish players to prepare for an influx of Finns this summer.

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Andy Black takes lead at Aussie Millions

15th January, 2008

Day one of the 2008 Aussie Millions Main Event has seen Northern Irish pokerplayer Andy Black take an early chip lead.

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Titan Poker launches $100,000 leaders' pot

16th January, 2008

People who play poker online now have the opportunity to win their share of an incredible $100,000 (£51,000) pot over at Titan Poker.

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Warne confirms deal with 888

16th January, 2008

Australian cricket legend Shane Warne has put an end to media speculation by confirming he has signed a contract with leading online poker company 888.com.

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New poker game for T-Mobile users

17th January, 2008

T-Mobile customers will now be able to play poker on their phones, thanks to a deal reached with the makers of World Poker Tour Texas Hold 'Em 2 (WPT2).

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Super Poker Affiliates adds stats utility

17th January, 2008

Super Poker Affiliates, one of the web's leading operators of online poker tournaments, has released a new software utility for members of its gaming community.

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WSOP launches poker academy

18th January, 2008

The World Series of Poker has launched a new academy for people in search of poker advice on improving their skills.

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Poker cruise ready to set sail

20th January, 2008

The inaugural cruise of the Carnival Elation ship - a poker-themed vessel - is to take place next Saturday (January 26th).

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Kostritsyn bags 2008 Aussie Millions title

21st January, 2008

Alexander Kostritsyn has confounded the pundits' expectations to walk away with the 2008 Aussie Millions Main Poker Event title.

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Poker pro wins $30k, gets mugged

21st January, 2008

In one of the cruellest twists of fate ever to befall a poker professional, a 22-year-old Oklahoma player has been mugged for AUD$30,000 (£13,000) within hours of cashing in.

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PokerListings.com seeking Player of the Year

21st January, 2008

PokerListings.com has begun tracking tournaments around the world in a bid to ultimately find the 2008 Player of the Year.

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World Poker Tour launches player league

22nd January, 2008

The World Poker Tour (WPT) has teamed up with Stats LLC to produce the poker industry's first sports league style database.

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Sex and the City star turns poker guru

22nd January, 2008

Former Sex and the City star Willie Garson has come up trumps in one of the web most popular online poker tournaments.

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LA Poker Classic starts Thursday

23rd January, 2008

The 2008 LA Poker Classic (LAPC), one of the industry's most popular tournaments, kicks off Thursday January 24th.

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WSOP Radio goes on the air

23rd January, 2008

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has launched a weekly radio show exclusively for poker aficionados.

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New loyalty points store for VCPoker.com

24th January, 2008

VCPoker.com has unveiled details of a brand new loyalty point store for users of its online poker rooms.

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Tichelman takes WSOP Circuit

24th January, 2008

Relative newcomer Bart Tichelman has won the $7,500 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit main event at Tunica.

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Faustman takes final table in Tuncia

25th January, 2008

Talkative poker heroes provided top entertainment at the final table of the World Poker Open at the Gold Strike Casino R

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Cumbria man wins place at $10 million Vegas tables

25th January, 2008

Part-time online poker player Andrew Pearson has come up trumps by winning a place at the tables in the World Championship No-Limit Texas Hold'em in Read more »

Newbie's bag prize money in freeroll tournaments

26th January, 2008

A fifth pot of money worth $100,000 is up for grabs at the PlayersOnly.com Million Dollar Free Roll poker tournament this weekend.

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2007 Poker ranking champion revealed

27th January, 2008

Online poker champion Jon "Pearljammer" Turner is the Internet Poker Rankings (IPR) 2007 player of the year, IPR has announced.

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Celebrities prepare for poker tournament

28th January, 2008

A group of celebrities from South Africa are set to battle it out at a poker tournament to raise money for charity.

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Bet365 launches first poker tournament

29th January, 2008

Online casino website Bet365.com has expanded its range of gambling services by announcing the first in a series of poker tournaments.

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Online poker portal added to Facebook

29th January, 2008

A new third-party online poker application has been added to leading social networking website Facebook.

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Golden Nugget announces Grand Poker Series

30th January, 2008

One of Las Vegas' most popular casinos, the Golden Nugget, has unveiled details of a new series of tournaments this summer.

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Nuts Poker league launches holiday packages

30th January, 2008

Having succeeded in establishing itself as the UK's most popular pub poker operator, the Nuts Poker League is now moving into the poker holiday market.

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Celebrity poker tourney raises $60k for kids

31st January, 2008

Philadelphia baseball star Geoff Jenkins has raised $60,000 (£30,200) for a children's charity by hosting a celebrity poker tournament.

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Poker Den returns to UK screens

31st January, 2008

One of television's most popular poker tournaments made a comeback on terrestrial British television yesterday.

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Paradise Poker doubles winnings Fri 1st

31st January, 2008

Online gaming operator Paradise Poker has revealed that it will be doubling the winnings of poker players who cash in on selected games tomorrow, Friday February 1st.

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