News Archive: Poker News, March 2008

Showing all news items for March 2008

New boss takes helm at CryptoLogic

1st March, 2008

CryptoLogic has announced the appointment of a new president and chief executive to take the place of the retiring Javaid Aziz at the poker software firm.

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Chilipoker offers $20k trips to EPT Grand Final

2nd March, 2008

Players using Chilipoker could be in with a chance of winning $20,000 in prizes as well as the opportunity to represent the site at one of the most prestigious poker events in the world.

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NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship - Best of Three

3rd March, 2008

Chris Ferguson wins the Heads-Up Poker Championship

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Boris Becker's New Career in Poker

3rd March, 2008

Former tennis star, Boris Becker, is setting out on a career in poker

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WPT Invitational Final Table Set

3rd March, 2008

A quick look ahead of tonight’s World Poker Tour Invitational Final

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Titan Poker will send you to Russia

3rd March, 2008

Dmitry Medvedev may have become Russia's new president this morning, but for online poker house Titan Poker the most newsworthy event to come out of the Old Country remains the unveiling of the Wh

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Paddy Power gears up for hectic March

3rd March, 2008

Paddy Power Poker will be hosting two of its largest ever online tournaments this month, in addition to giving away its usual $12.5 million (£6.3 million) worth

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Sky Poker TV Advert

4th March, 2008

Sky Poker have unveiled the first of their advertisements broadcast on television

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This Weekend’s Sky Poker Boot Camp

4th March, 2008

A look at the last openings for the Sky Poker Boot Camp

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2008 Canadian Open Poker Championships Launch Party

4th March, 2008

Tomorrow’s Ultimate Players Poker Party features and attendees

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The Finish of the GBPT Edinburgh Leg

4th March, 2008

A look at the results and standings of the first leg of the Great British Poker Tour

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Boris Becker to become poker pro

4th March, 2008

Tennis star Boris Becker has confirmed that he plans on launching a professional poker career, Die Welt has reported.

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'Jesus' wins NBC Poker Championship

4th March, 2008

Chris 'Jesus' Ferguson has emerged as the winner of the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship, winning two out of three poker games against fellow Full Tilt player An

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PKR making strides in online market

4th March, 2008

3D online gaming house PKR.com is reportedly making headway in its efforts to become one of the web's most popular virtual poker sites.

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Obrestad wins PokerStars Hundred Grand

5th March, 2008

Annette Obrestad has once again proven that she is a dominant force in the online poker world by winning the PokerStars Hundred Grand.

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Monster profits at Paddy Power

5th March, 2008

The parent company of leading online gaming operator Paddy Power Poker has announced that takings rose a massive 53 per cent last year.

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Bet At Home to launch new online casino

5th March, 2008

Net Entertainment has joined forces with Bet-At-Home.com to launch a new CasinoModule-powered online casino during the summer.

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'The Master's' missus bags poker title

5th March, 2008

Van Nguyen, wife of Vietnamese-born Men 'The Master' Nguyen, has achieved a feat that has eluded her husband for his entire poker career by winning a World Poker Tour title.

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Two new online poker sites for Asia

5th March, 2008

It has been confirmed that online and land-based gaming company AsianLogic is to team up with Fortune Bid Holdings BVI in launching two new online poker rooms for gamers on the continent.

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Seats for WSOP Handed Out

6th March, 2008

Online Poker satellites and other opportunities to qualify for the World Series of Poker

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Phil Ivey now third in POY rankings

6th March, 2008

Five-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Phil Ivey has moved up to third place in the pokerlistings.com Player of the Year (POY) rankings.

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Everest Poker in exclusive WSOP deal

6th March, 2008

Online gaming operator Everest Poker has become the official sponsor of the World Series of Poker (WSOP), it has been confirmed.

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Pre-registration opens for WSOP 2008

6th March, 2008

High-rolling poker players are now able to pre-register for all of this year's World Series of Poker (WSOP) set of tournaments.

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Software developer targets poker phishing attacks

7th March, 2008

A software developer from the University of Buffalo is developing a new programme that can help protect people who play poker online from phishing attacks.

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William Hill Poker launches March Madness

7th March, 2008

This month will see gaming operator William Hill Poker host some of its largest ever online poker tournaments, it has been confirmed.

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Ladbrokes hosts weekly WSOP satellites

8th March, 2008

For the second year in a row, leading online gaming operator Ladbrokes Poker is running a series of satellites that offer seats at the Read more »

VCPoker to expand European Poker Champs

10th March, 2008

Last year's inaugural European Championship of Online Poker (Ecoop) proved to be such a success that VCPoker.com has confirmed it will be expanding the tournament this time round.

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Hellmuth and Duke hold poker seminars

10th March, 2008

Two of the biggest names on the professional circuit - Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke - are to host a series of exclusive poker tutorials for Canadian poker enthusiasts.

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Ladbrokes prepares WSOP Team League

10th March, 2008

Ladbrokes Poker has confirmed that it will be sending a full team of poker hopefuls to this year's Read more »

Deal leaves stoned poker players grinning

10th March, 2008

A new deal between management firm CanAffco and special-interest poker website ReeferPoker.com is set to leave marijuana-loving online poker players marginally less indiffere

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Poker game proves too hot to handle

11th March, 2008

A game of poker may have become too intense for two men in Tuscaloosa, after reports the sit-down turned nasty.

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Seed scoops Canadian Open

11th March, 2008

Huck Seed has landed the main event at the 2008 Canadian Open Poker Championships in Calgary Alberta at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino.

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Montel hosts charity poker tournament

12th March, 2008

Montel Williams is hosting a charity fundraising event in aid of Multiple Sclerosis research that will have a poker theme.

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Latin American poker tour launched

12th March, 2008

Latin America will be playing host to its first major poker tour, after PokerStars announced plans to visit a number of South American countries.

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Titan announces land-based tournament

12th March, 2008

Titan Poker, an online poker site, has announced plans to sponsor its first ever land-based tournament this spring.

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Ladbrokes Poker offers $20,000 freeroll

13th March, 2008

Leading internet-based gaming operator Ladbrokes Poker has confirmed that it is offering its members the chance to win their share of $20,000 (£10,000) in an exclu

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EPT Poland in full swing

13th March, 2008

The European Poker Tour (EPT) Polish Open is in full swing in the capital city Warsaw this week, with some 400 players battling it out for their share of the estimated four million zlotys (£8

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Texas Dolly to venture to Ireland

13th March, 2008

Legendary poker player Doyle Brunson, better known by the moniker Texas Dolly, has confirmed he will be taking a rare trip to the Ireland this month.

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Anthrax guitarist goes pro at Ultimate Bet

14th March, 2008

The guitarist of thrash metal band Anthrax has become Ultimate Bet's latest professional signing, the online poker operator has confirmed.

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Poker Royalty signs Bill Edler

17th March, 2008

Rising poker star Bill Edler has been signed by one of the world's leading poker agencies, Poker Royalty.

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New integrated website for WPT

17th March, 2008

The World Poker Tour (WPT) has launched a new poker website - WPTonGSN.com - in conjunction with its television network partner GSN.

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Hungarian tops European Challenge II

21st March, 2008

A Hungarian national has emerged as the victor of the Party Poker European Challenge II, held in the Austrian capital Vienna this week.

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Betfair sets date for WSOPE II

18th March, 2008

The second annual World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) event will take place in London between September 19th and October 1st, it has been conf

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Patrik Antonius sign with Poker Royalty

18th March, 2008

Poker representation agency Poker Royalty has added Patrik Antonius to its ever-growing list of professional clients.

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Bet365 trumps ECOOP II

18th March, 2008

Leading online gaming operator Bet365 Poker has confirmed that it will be staging the second annual European Championship of Online Poker (ECOOP) this May.

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Euro licence for Poker Academy

19th March, 2008

People who play online poker stand to benefit from a new licensing deal between software developer Poker Academy and French games publisher, Anuman Interactive.

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Poker pros raise $20k for cancer charity

19th March, 2008

A number of professional poker players have raised almost $20,000 (£10,000) for a children's cancer charity.

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PKR launches Heads Up Phase Tournaments

19th March, 2008

Online gaming operator PKR.com has expanded its range of poker tournaments by introducing all-new Heads Up Phase games.

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Sun Poker repeats WSOP promotion

19th March, 2008

Online gaming operator Sun Poker has confirmed that it will be repeating its popular World Series of Poker (WSOP) give-away ahead of this July's series of tourname

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Irish Open gets underway today

20th March, 2008

The Irish Open - Europe's largest and oldest poker tournament - kicks off today in Dublin.

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Absolute Poker holds Easter Egg hunt

20th March, 2008

Online gaming operator Absolute Poker is hosting a series of specially-themed poker tournaments this coming Eastern weekend.

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Harman hosts online poker fundraiser

25th March, 2008

Poker player Jennifer Harman has become the latest professional to host a fundraising game in support of charitable causes.

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Scene set for Brunson vs Antonius showdown

25th March, 2008

A heads-up match between poker magnate Doyle Brunson and rising Finnish star Patrik Antonius looks all but certain, PokerListings.com is reporting.

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CapTinBisKuiT wins Full Tilt $750k tourney

25th March, 2008

His moniker may make him sound like a five year-old, but gaming enthusiast CapTinBisKuiT has proven he's no amateur when it comes to winning online poker tournaments.

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Massive overlay in Bodog $100k tourney

26th March, 2008

Online poker operator Bodog pumped a massive $39,200 (£19,700) into its $100K Guaranteed tournament on Sunday, it has been confirmed.

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World Poker Tour rolls into Reno

26th March, 2008

The Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada is playing host to the latest leg of the World Poker Tour (WPT).

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Neil Channing clinches Irish Poker Open

26th March, 2008

Neil 'Bad Beat' Channing has moved a step closer to becoming a household poker name following his victory at the Irish Poker Open.

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Poker 'more about skill than chance'

27th March, 2008

New research commissioned by Science Daily has determined that poker is predominantly a game of skill and not chance.

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PokerStars defies Easter slump

27th March, 2008

PokerStars has defied the traditional slump in online poker activity over the Easter holidays by hosting one of its busiest weekends ever.

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Party Poker Premier League returns

27th March, 2008

Leading online gaming operator Party Poker re-launched its popular Premier League televised poker event this week.

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PokerNews hosts Austria cup freerolls

28th March, 2008

Keen poker players have the chance to win their way to the first ever PokerNews Cup on European shores.

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WSOP Packages Giveaway!!

28th March, 2008

Hollywood Poker are giving away more than $1,000,000 worth of Celebrity Class packages to the World Series of Poker 2008

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Montel Williams in European poker debut

29th March, 2008

Montel Williams is to make his European poker debut at the six-way Party Poker Nations Cup in Cardiff, it has been confirmed.

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Pokerstars offers 1,000 WSOP packages

28th March, 2008

Pokerstars.com is offering 1,000 places at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament being held in Las Vegas, worth a total of $12.5m (£6.26m).

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Titan Poker offers Asian Poker Tour seats

28th March, 2008

Online gaming operator Titan Poker is offering people who play online poker the chance to win seats at the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Manila Super Satellite Series

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'Niche' WSOP packages up for grabs

30th March, 2008

With PokerStars already sending an unbelievable 1,000 online players to this summer's

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Poker site offers $25 bonuses at Full Tilt

30th March, 2008

ZipRake.com, a subsidiary of the ComKings Network of poker websites, has launched a special promotional deal with Full Tilt Poker.

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Celeb Poker starts new freeroll marathon

31st March, 2008

Leading online gaming operator Celeb Poker has announced that it is to host a series of freeroll events daily every hour between 11:00 and 23:00 BST.

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Part Time Poker acquires staking offshoot

31st March, 2008

Online poker website Part Time Poker has become the world's largest poker 'staking' website following its acquisition of NeverBeg.com.

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Poker therapy for battle-weary US troops

31st March, 2008

Online gambling may be illegal in the heartland of the USA, but America's troops fighting in Iraq have been given the green light to engage in a spot of remedial poker action during their tours of

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Shane Warne set to play in WPC

31st March, 2008

Australian cricket legend Shane Warne has confirmed that he is to take part in the forthcoming World Poker Crown (WPC).

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