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Thursday, 30 March 2006
Poker Powers Converge at World Poker Congress
LAS VEGAS, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The organizers of the World Poker Congress last week announced that Steve Lipscomb, president of the World Poker Tour, will deliver a keynote speech at the event, scheduled for June 27 - 28, 2006 at the City Conference Center in Stockholm, Sweden. Lipscomb joins the leader of the other leading poker tour, Jeffery Pollack, the first commissioner of the World Series of Poker, for a keynote exacta at the World Poker Congress. "Steve Lipscomb had the vision and for...

Thursday, 30 March 2006
Boss Media Develops Internet Poker for Swedish Games Corp.
Swedish Games Corp. has become the first government-owned gaming company to launch a poker site. The site was developed by Boss Media and is to be launched on March 30. In the wake of this, it is widely expected that more government gaming companies will follow in Svenska Spel’s footsteps and launch their own sites appear in the near future. In total, there are about 140 World Lottery Association (WLA) government-owned licensed gaming companies and Svenska Spel is a pioneer among WLA operators in...

Saturday, 25 March 2006
Bravo Takes Poker Showdown to New Orleans with Phil Helmuth
To date, Bravo has given more than $2 million to various charities through its series "Celebrity Poker Showdown." The show will add another million to its pot this year -- with all the money going to organizations helping victims of Hurricane Katrina. The show will also film its next tournament, scheduled to air later this spring, in New Orleans as part of a partnership with Harrah's Entertainment. Harrah's New Orleans casino, which was used as an operations base following the storm, re-opened la...

Wednesday, 22 March 2006
Explosion of Internet poker stokes interest in live games
Frank Fahrenkopf said poker was dead in Nevada -- but that was before Internet gambling came along. "Casinos were closing their poker rooms," the president/CEO of the American Gaming Association said. "But TV made it exciting and the Internet made it accessible. "Poker -- no limit Texas hold'em in particular -- has exploded onto the gambling scene again, in part, because of televised poker tournaments and online poker rooms, where novices can practice without fear of embarrassment. The World Series...

Monday, 20 March 2006
Online Poker Championship's Third Car Won, One Left to Go
Belize (PRWEB) March 20, 2006 -- The College Poker Championship™ continues to redefine the student poker arena, uplifting and securing the future of students the world over. David Z, the third winner of the College Poker Championship™ Win-A-Car Promotion has driven off to a brighter future in his brand new car. His win could not be more fitting as David is not only a keen poker player, but also a highly ambitious and entrepreneurial Campus Rep from the University of Illinois...

Sunday, 19 March 2006
Inside Poker
The pros have a term for it: land mines. That's what they call the flood of Internet players and newbies who confound them by playing unorthodox hands in big ways. The most frustrating part to pros -- and by contrast, the biggest advantage that less experienced players have -- is that it hurts the pros' ability to put opponents on a hand, one of their defining assets. "The land mines are the people who get in there and truly don't know what they're doing, and they will blow you up,"...

Sunday, 19 March 2006
PEPSI'S POKER AD DOOMS FAD
March 19, 2006 -- It's official: Poker has jumped the shark. The once white-hot gambling fad sailed right past ubiquity into sellout-infested waters with a Diet Pepsi commercial currently in rotation featuring professional players Daniel Negreanu, Scott Nguyen and Phil Hellmuth losing to a sweating cola can. "Poker was a real underground trend, but now it has become so commercialized that the game's lost the gritty flavor that made it attractive," said Ryan Berger, Euro RSCG's creative director...

Thursday, 16 March 2006
First Female World Series of Poker Main Event Package Winner
(PRWEB) March 16, 2006 -- Four months to the day after joining Poker.com, the home of online poker, Sheila Chandler (32), known as 'MsRounders', a pharmacy manager from Jacksonville Florida has made Poker.com World Series of Poker history, as the first woman to win her way to the Main Event. "We have a growing base of female players at Poker.com. Just as we've seen in live tournaments across the globe, more and more women are getting involved and making a difference." Paul Cherry, Poker.com...

Wednesday, 15 March 2006
Lederer & Duke: The Bigger Game
THREE YEARS AGO, DURING THE WORLD POKER TOUR'S inaugural season, a fellow by the name of Howard Lederer became one of the breakout stars of the early days of the poker boom by winning not one, but two WPT titles. He was a dominant force at the poker table, plain and simple, and everyone who was starting to get hooked on televised poker knew him as one of the best in the world. Nowadays, Lederer isn't exactly a staple of televised final tables. In fact, it seems Howard shows up on TV as an expert...

Saturday, 11 March 2006
Gordon Exits Celebrity Poker Showdown
Phil Gordon, host of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown, is leaving the show to explore other opportunities. Gordon's camp confirmed this by phone earlier today. In an official statement, Gordon said, "I no longer have any contracted obligations to the producers of Celebrity Poker Showdown, so I am ready to move on… After 42 episodes of Celebrity Poker, I just want to see people play in turn, bet more than $200 into a $5K pot, and know when they have the nuts. Nothing would give me greater pleasure...

Thursday, 09 March 2006
Chris Ferguson Finishes Second at National Heads-Up Poker Championship
(PRWEB) - Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 9, 2006 -- Full Tilt Poker's Chris Ferguson once again proved why he is considered one of the world's most skilled poker players, navigating his way through a tough 64-person field to score his second consecutive, second-place finish at the National Heads-Up Poker Championship. Ferguson, who won the World Series of Poker Main Event in 2000, bested notables Chip Reese, Josh Arieh, and fellow WSOP Main Event champion and Full Tilt Poker pro, Huckleberry Seed...



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