News Archive: Poker News, May 2008

Showing all news items for May 2008

Titan Poker names latest ECPT qualifier

1st May, 2008

Titan Poker has confirmed that Frenchman Thierry Barou has become the latest person to win a $3,000 (£1,500) seat for the upcoming EuroCity Poker Tour (ECPT).

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PokerStars backs Life Ball 2008

1st May, 2008

Leading online gaming operator PokerStars has announced its support for Life Ball 2008, an annual charity event that aims to raise money for HIV/Aids research.

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PKR unveils new tournament format

1st May, 2008

Leading online gaming operator PKR has launched a new tournament format for users of its online poker rooms.

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Delayed date set for WSOP final

2nd May, 2008

The final table of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) looks set to be held in November, USA Today has reported.

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Busy month ahead at Titan Poker

3rd May, 2008

Titan Poker is looking to drum up support among online poker enthusiasts during the seasonal lull in activity that precedes the beginning of the World Series.

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Full Tilt Series kicks off Wednesday

6th May, 2008

The Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) returns this week for the eighth time with a massive 24-event tournament schedule.

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Poker Professor launches new promotions

6th May, 2008

Online gaming tutorial website PokerProfessor.com is launching a series of new promotions and tournaments.

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Operator launches new poker glossary

6th May, 2008

Online gaming operator Duplicate Poker has launched what it claims is the world's largest online poker glossary.

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Marty Smyth wins Party Poker World Open IV

7th May, 2008

Professional poker player Marty Smyth has beaten off stiff competition from Neil Channing to bag the top spot at the Read more »

Reality TV stars invade Doyles Room

7th May, 2008

Contestants in reality TV series The Real World are to take part in a special one-off tournament at Doyles Room.

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WPC prepares for Canada, Netherlands showdown

7th May, 2008

Canada and the Netherlands look set to go head-to-head in the final of the 888.com World Poker Crown (WPC).

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PKR to launch poker magazine

8th May, 2008

Leading online gaming operator PKR has joined forces with the customer publishing arm of Dennis Publishing to produce a quarterly print magazine for its members.

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Further losses for WPT

8th May, 2008

World Poker Tour (WPT) Enterprises has confirmed that it made year-on-year losses in its first quarter results for 2008.

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PKR announces return of Super Series

10th May, 2008

Specialist poker operator PKR has confirmed that it will be hosting the second annual Super Series festival, which will kick of June 14th.

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Bet365 opens ECOOP II floodgates

11th May, 2008

Leading online gaming operator Bet365 Poker is opening a potentially unlimited number of seats to the European Championship of Online Poker II (ECOOP II).

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Ladbrokes offers $1m WSOP bonus

12th May, 2008

Ladbrokes Poker is giving its members the chance to bag up to $1 million dollar (£500,000) if they reach the final table at the Read more »

WSOP final table delay 'ruins integrity'

13th May, 2008

An opinion piece written for business news network Bloomberg has poured scorn on the decision by World Series of Poker (WSOP) event organisers to postpone its fina

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Duplicate Poker 'removes skill element'

13th May, 2008

Duplicate Poker has launched a novel approach to removing the luck element of online poker.

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Hollywood Poker hosts Grand Weekend

13th May, 2008

Online gaming operator Hollywood Poker is offering its members the chance to take part in a new $1 million (£500,000) tournament.

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Canadian plumber wins World Poker Crown

12th May, 2008

A plumber from Canada has become a millionaire overnight after winning the 888.com World Poker Crown.

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Full Tilt announces new championship

12th May, 2008

Online gaming house Full Tilt has followed up the first round of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS VIII) by announcing a brand new high-stakes championship.

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German bags Party Poker Million title

14th May, 2008

A 25-year-old mathematics student has become the first German ever to win the Party Poker Million.

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PKR hosts poker fundraiser

14th May, 2008

Pioneering online gaming house PKR has hosted a special charity poker tournament in support of a children's charity.

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Mansion Poker backs anti-fraud drive

14th May, 2008

Online gaming operator Mansion Poker has become the latest poker house to join the global fraud protection network Ethoca.

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Duplicate Poker 'removes luck element'

13th May, 2008

Duplicate Poker has launched a novel approach to removing the luck element of online poker.

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World Poker Tour lands in Spain

15th May, 2008

The second World Poker Tour (WPT) Spanish Championship will be held at Casino Barcelona next week.

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PKR tops website hits poll

15th May, 2008

Virtual online poker house PKR has revealed that it came top in a recent poll by internet competitive intelligence service Hitwise.

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CryptoLogic signs deal with OPoker.com

15th May, 2008

Leading poker software developer CryptoLogic has signed a deal with new Scandanavian gaming website OPoker.com.

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Popular US poker show to be axed

16th May, 2008

TV executives are poised to pull the plug on one of America's most popular poker shows, industry blogs have claimed.

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AOL subsidiary offers WSOP seats

18th May, 2008

A subsidiary of internet giant AOL has confirmed that it is offering seats to the World Series of Poker (WSOP) this summer.

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New loyalty programme for PKR members

19th May, 2008

People who play online poker with PKR can now benefit from a new loyalty scheme being launched by the operator.

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Party Poker unveils Bankroll Builder

19th May, 2008

Leading online gaming house Party Poker has confirmed that it has launched a new promotion dubbed the Bankroll Builder.

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Full Tilt expands heads-up championship

20th May, 2008

Online gaming operator Full Tilt has doubled the number of budding poker enthusiasts eligible to take part in its hotly-anticipated Heads-Up Championship.

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FTR launches Gauntlet VII

20th May, 2008

Imaginatively-named online poker room FlopTurnRiver.com (FTR) has launched Season VII of its popular Gauntlet series.

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Titan Poker concludes May Challenge

21st May, 2008

A ten-day May Challenge which involved daily races and prizes for poker players worth US$3,000 reaches its conclusion today (May 21st).

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Poker fan gets chance to play against Shane Warne

21st May, 2008

A poker fan from Australia has enjoyed a game against Shane Warne in his own home thanks to 888.com.

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PPA announces new membership benefits

22nd May, 2008

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has announced plans to offer new benefits to its members.

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Second Macau casino to embrace Texas Hold'em poker

22nd May, 2008

A casino in Macau will tomorrow (May 22nd) become the second in the Chinese region to have an area dedicated to Texas Hold'em poker.

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Young players increasingly interested in online poker

23rd May, 2008

The popularity of online poker is continuing to grow among young players across Europe.

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New poker programs from Sky Poker

28th May, 2008

Sky Poker is giving poker fans two new programs to watch.

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Leading Poker Site Lends a Hand

29th May, 2008

PokerStars is organizing help for the earthquake victims in China, and forming a “Quake Relief” account plus six Quake Relief Fund tournaments to generate donations.

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Poker Does Good

29th May, 2008

A poker tournament will be held in Dearborn hosted by school education foundation and Fairlane Club all for the sake of the education, rather than money business.

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WSOP 2008 Set On Friday

29th May, 2008

Poker players from around the world are gearing up for the biggest event in poker, which begins on Friday

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Million Dollar Online Poker Tourney

30th May, 2008

Party Poker is host toa poker finals tournament 31 May with millions at stake.

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