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WHY VISIT? It's hosting the Third Annual PokerStars' World Championship
of Online Poker, which has guaranteed prize pool events daily
through Aug. 8.
AngelCiti's First Half Results
Up More than 11% over 2003
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., July 27, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- AngelCiti Entertainment's(OTCBB:AGEL)
wholly owned subsidiary, Worldwide Management, announced that
it had a gross win of more than $901,000 in the first half of
2004 on a net handle of more than $20.3 million, an increase of
more than 11% over 2003.
PartyPoker.com seeks agencies
for UK launch
PartyPoker.com, which claims to be the world's largest online
poker website, is looking for agencies to launch its gambling
service in the UK. The company is understood to have a war chest
of up to £4m to support its launch.
Full House of Players to
Compete in PokerStars.com's Third Annual World Championship of
World's Largest Online Poker Tournament Puts
$4 Million on the Table
LOS ANGELES, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The cards
are dealt, the chips are down and $4 million is on the line as
competition has begun in the Third Annual PokerStars' World Championship
of Online Poker (WCOOP). The event has guaranteed prize pool events
daily through August 8.
CryptoLogic Q2 earnings up,
sees Q3 EPS 14-15 cents
LONDON (AFX) CryptoLogic Inc posted a rise in second quarter earnings
helped by strong revenue growth from existing licencees and increased
returns from online poker.
A FAMILY PLOT
"Your action sir" - Now this was real
It hadn't been a stunning deal
I'd no idea how tense I'd feel
As I played online poker
My daughter used my credit card
She'd won a fortune - and it jarred...
Blue Square eyes up other
bookmakers for exchange
Blue Square could try to persuade other bookmakers to link into
a betting exchange network if it goes ahead with its takeover
of the Sporting Options exchange, in a deal that could be confirmed
as early as today (Thursday).
TEACHING POKER is difficult in an environment like a public card
room or casino. It is not possible for poker students to have
a poker professor sitting behind them at the table giving tips,
analysing moves and discussing what opponents' bets might mean.
Over $100,000 Up for Grabs
in Second Annual College Poker Championship
Although colleges aren't offering full-ride poker scholarships,
at least not yet, the College Poker Championship offers the next
best thing. "We're determined to find the best college Texas
no-limit hold'em player in the world."
SECRETS OF NET POKER; NET
EDUTAINMENT press release of the summer, winning by some margin
our prestigious Golden Cobblers award, arrives from Victor Chandler
Poker (vcpoker.com) - who entirely incidentally power the superb
online poker room at racingpostgaming.com.
Poker popularity grows, both
online and in person
With a 16-month-old son to take care of, Norm Fournier can't take
off for Las Vegas at the drop of an ace. But that doesn't mean
he can't get into the action.
ONLINE POKER PLAYERS ARE BIG
DEAL TO INDUSTRY
For generations, the poker room has been portrayed as a smoke-filled
parlor where whiskey-drinking, tobacco-chewing gamblers would
rather shoot you than let you take the pot with a pair of fives.
Online poker: A whole new
Your cell phone rings to the tune of "The Gambler."
You think Ben Affleck's best performance wasn't in a movie but
in his winning hand at the last celebrity poker event. You couldn't
care less about politics, but you can argue for hours whether
you should play or fold an unsuited Ace/6.
New Online Poker Site built
in Toronto begins countdown to launch
In just 30 days, Check n Raise Poker.com is going to take the
online gaming industry by storm! Developed in Toronto by Funtime
Hospitality Corp., a publicly-traded company on the TSX Venture
Exchange, Check n Raise Poker.com will be opening for business
on September 26, 2004.
Big stakes as many ante in
SAN JOSE, Calif. _ For generations, the poker room has been portrayed
as a smoke-filled parlor where whiskey-drinking, tobacco-chewing
gamblers would rather shoot you than let you take the pot with
a pair of fives.
PokerStars' World Championship
of Online Poker Spreads Wealth Around the World; Players From
All 50 States and More Than 40 Countries Battled for Record $6
Million+ in Total Prize Money
With more than 10,000 entries and $6 million in prize money awarded
in 12 events held between July 28 and August 8, PokerStars' Third
Annual World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) now rivals the
biggest and most prestigious land-based poker tournaments in the
world. As thousands of poker fans watched on their computers this
past Sunday, a 30-year-old financial analyst from Oslo, Norway,
known by the screen name "Ragde" won $424,945.26 in
the main event.
US Department of Justice Over Efforts to Stop Online Gaming Ads
On August 9, 2004, Casino City Inc. filed a lawsuit against the
Department of Justice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle
District of Louisiana. The complaint seeks a declaratory judgment
that advertising online casinos and sportsbooks is constitutionally
protected commercial free speech under the First Amendment of
the United States.
THE GOSS WITH
KATIE HIND, LEIGH PURVES AND AMY WATTS; TRICKY CAPRICE
POKER champ and supermodelturned-telly queen Caprice has taught
us a few tricks of the trade. The 32-year-old - who chatted to
our Leigh as she promoted online poker website paradisepoker.
com at London's Oxo Tower Bar - said: "What better way to
pull when you're in a room with hundreds of men?" Deal us
PartyPoker shuffles its cards
for a float
The market-leading online poker site Partypoker.com is believed
to be planning to float on the London stock market, writes Matthew
Teen poker producing full
houses; Texas Hold'em has become a fad with teenagers, but gambling
officials urge caution.
Saturday nights used to find Danny Langseth and his Minnetonka
High pals at the movie theater or at one another's homes playing
video games. But since the summer, their pastimes have been replaced
by a new obsession: Texas Hold'em.
The World's Largest Poker
Tournament in History
The amazing growth of online poker is poised to cross another
threshold with the poker world's first freeroll tournament to
offer cash prizes totaling $100,000. Yes, that's right: $100,000
freeroll prize pool - there's no entry fee required - and all
you have to do to win your share is play.
Poker set to rival sports bets
for Ladbrokes online
Poker could soon overtake sports betting in importance for Ladbrokes
on the Internet, according to the company, marking a hugely symbolic
shift in its business.
Games, Inc. Expands Its Multi-Player
Game Collection With the Addition of Online Poker
CINCINNATI, Sept. 9, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Games, Inc. (OTCBB:GMSI)
announced today they will begin offering multi-player Online Poker
HIGH STAKES; ONLINE POKER
deals a risky hand as players participate in illegal games
In the virtual world, there are no tells. No one can see opponents
smoke cigarettes, wear mirrored sunglasses or fiddle with $100
chips. And the only poker faces that players see online are grainy
2-inch photos posted around the screen.
CryptoLogic Releases Poker
Software For Satellite Tournaments
WIRELESS NEWS-23 September 2004-CryptoLogic Releases Poker Software
For Satellite Tournaments ©2004 10Meters - http://www.10meters.com
Princeton student develops,
markets poker odds calculator
Sitting at a virtual table in an online poker room just before
midnight, a player -- who asked not to be identified, so we'll
call him "John" -- found himself facing off against
nine opponents in a $2 limit game of Texas Hold 'Em
Bicycle Casino Debuts First
Free Online Poker Site by a Licensed US-Based Casino; Los Angeles'
Hottest Poker Club, The Bicycle Casino, Is First Land-Based Casino
With Its Own Free Online Gaming Presence
The Bicycle Casino, ranked as one of the world's largest Card
Casinos and the #1 Poker Tournament House in the world, has just
announced the launch of its online gaming site at www.thebike.com.
This is the first-ever free play site for a land-based, licensed
casino. While the online site will not involve gambling for money,
it will allow users to rack up points redeemable for cash and
BetWWTS.com Enters Strategic
Partnership With PrimaPoker.com
BetWWTS.com, a leading offshore gaming company for over
10 years, today announced a strategic agreement with PrimaPoker.com.
Under the terms of the agreement, BetWWTS.com will integrate their
forthcoming poker product, BetHoldEm.com, with the PrimaPoker.com
network, one of the largest online poker networks in the world.
Virtual poker tables hopping;
Whether for fun, money or both, online games are latest big thing
With a 16-month-old son to care for, Norm Fournier can't take
off for Las Vegas at the drop of an ace. But that doesn't mean
he can't get into the action
Online poker tournament deals
scholarships to college students
Students across the country are signing online to compete for
money and vacations in this year's The 2nd College Poker Championship.
Ben Affleck Heads to Aruba
for the UltimateBet.com Poker Classic
Premier online poker site, UltimateBet.com,
has announced that actor, and rising poker star, Ben Affleck,
will play in their 2004 World Poker Tour event in Aruba. The event,
which begins September 26th, has a guaranteed minimum prize pool
of $4 million, with first place winning $1 million.
Online Poker to Get the eCOGRA
Seal of Approval
- Player Protection for Top Poker Sites
On the back of a boom in online poker, top
quality poker rooms and networks will now be able to demonstrate
their adherence to best practices by undergoing a rigorous independent
assessment designed to give more protection to the player and
improved efficiencies to operators.
CryptoLogic Announces New
Poker Software For Satellite Tournaments
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 22, 2004)
- ALL DOLLAR AMOUNTS IN US$
Enhanced tournament capability drives bigger
prizes and excitement for online poker fans worldwide
CryptoLogic Engages Poker
Expert to Continue Poker Growth
Steve Morrow's online and land-based gaming experience an asset
to dedicated poker team
Trends In Online Gaming
As the popularity of online gambling (let's call it "gaming")
and entertainment grows, so does the complexity of related liability.
Gamers who lose money don't want to pay. Astonished parents are
shocked at online gambling debts of teenaged offspring. Even where
it is legal - in some countries outside of the U.S. - many users
get angry and do not want to pay debts, feeling that they might
have been cheated.
advanced talks over 'substantial acquisition'
Sportingbet PLC, the UK-based online gambling group, said it is
in advanced discussions with a third party regarding the potential
"substantial acquisition" of an online poker business.
Here's Jason Parker ...
HERE'S Jason Parker, the new face of Blue Square's online poker
service. While Paradise Poker pulled out all the stops and used
supermodel Caprice in its ads, Blue Square has decided against
this traditional attraction. Instead of scantily clad women, you
get Parker from Ugly Models. Blue Square's spokesman says: "We
are having a dig at our rivals and highlighting that you don't
know who or what you're playing against." helena.keers§telegraph.co.uk
Sportingbet in talks to buy
Tropical Paradise - report
Sportingbet PLC, the UK-based online gambling group, is in talks
to acquire Tropical Paradise, owner of internet poker firm Paradisepoker,
for more than 170 mln stg, the Sunday Times reported.
chases funds for online poker buy
PUNTERS today showed they cannot get enough of the online poker
craze whether they are gamblers or stock market investors.
Fancy a gamble or viagra?
Then go to Lib Dem website
Members of the Sutton Liberal Democrat Party were left fuming
this week after it emerged their website had been "hijacked"
by advertisers offering online poker games and cheap viagra.
SPORTINGBET PLAYS CARDS RIGHT
IN NET POKER COUP; CITY AND BUSINESS EDITED BY STEPHEN KAHN
UK online gaming group Sportingbet yesterday strengthened its
hand in the Internet poker stakes by buying Costa Rica-registered
Paradise Poker for £169.1million, writes David Shand.
TAKES FIVE PHIL HELLMUTH JR.
Poker brat remembers hands from the '80s
There are good poker players who quietly win all of their opponents'
money, and then there are good poker players who do it loudly
and brashly. Phil Hellmuth Jr. would be in the latter category.
The Madison native and youngest winner of the prestigious World
Series of Poker No Limit Texas Hold 'Em tournament has made a
nice living for himself at the poker table, and now that poker
is hugely popular, Hellmuth is hot. His first book, "Play
Poker Like the Pros," has been on The New York Times bestseller
list, he endorses an online poker site, Hollywood producers are
considering making a movie on his life, and now he's just finished
another book, "Bad Beats and Lucky Draws.
Sportingbet stakes 196 mln
stg on Paradise Poker UPDATE
(Updating with further details of acquisition, comments from a
conference call with the group)
UK online gambling group Sportingbet
PLC has agreed to buy Paradise Poker, the world's third biggest
online poker business, for 196.3 mln stg in cash and shares.
SportingBet buys Paradise
Online betting company SportingBet plc made a big wager Thursday,
Oct. 28, on online poker house Paradise Poker, agreeing to pay
£169.1 million ($309.2million) in cash and stock for the
San Jose, Costa Rica, company.
NOVICE WINS A FAIR DEAL
AN Irish scaffolder bluffed his way to a Pounds 21,000 fortune
in an online poker game. The 31 year old from Co Laois, who goes
under the pseudonym Zxnm, saw off 600 rivals with just a pair
Caribbean deal rumour puts
sun in Sportingbet
PROFESSIONAL punters yesterday decided to have a flutter on Sportingbet
on hearing that it is in advanced negotiations over the possible
acquisition of a 'substantial' online poker business. Undeterred
by news that any deal would have to be funded by an equity fundraising,
they chased the shares up 41/2p to 1041/2p.
Sportingbet is set to raise
THE world's largest internet betting group, Sportingbet, is in
talks to acquire Paradisepoker, an online poker firm, for more
PartyPoker.com, ESPN Radio
710 and Bicycle Casino Present the 1st Annual Mason & Ireland
Celebrity Poker Party Benefiting Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- PartyPoker.com, the world's
largest online poker room, will partner with ESPN Radio 710 and
the Bicycle Casino to present the 1st Annual ESPN Radio 710 Mason
& Ireland Celebrity Poker Party on Sunday, November 14. Up
to 700 participants are invited to compete in the No-Limit Hold
'em tournament for a guaranteed $25,000 first prize. Proceeds
from the event will benefit the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles.
Midas Entertainment Processes
Over $800,000 in Transactions in Its First Full Month of Operations
DAVIE, Fla., Oct. 5, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Midas Entertainment,
Inc. (Pink Sheets:MDAS) announced that it has processed $849,535
in transactions and generated in excess of $180,000 in revenue
during the month of September, the company's first full month
STAR BETS - AT THE TABLES;
ADD SOME SPICE TO YOUR CHIPS
LEGENDARY bookmaker Victor Chandler is the doyen of oncourse layers
and the man that big hitters head for at all of Britain's biggest
I'LL SEE YOU .. AND RAISE
YOU POUNDS 160M; BRITISH ONLINE BETTING FIRM BUY MAJOR US POKER
A BRITISH firm are the world's biggest gambling website after
buying a major US online poker site for pounds 160million. It
will give Sportingbet.com access to the 97,000 active players
with US- -based Paradise Poker - who are promoted by model Caprice.
Illegality and backroom dealing
are part of online poker's allure
In the six years since online poker was launched, more than 2
million people have played it, according to data collected by
the largest site, Partypoker.com.
About 70,000 are online simultaneously.
Online Poker's Flush With
Success As More Folks Deal Themselves In; Discarding Legal Issues;
Your telltale poker face won't cost you a penny, and a seat's
For 40 years, Orrin Gowen turned to his weekly poker games for
male bonding, relaxation and low-stakes gambling.
Poker is the new bridge,
but the stakes are higher
While local poker once meant a bunch of guys getting together
to drink beer and play cards, the scene has changed. Inspired
by TV and online poker, small groups that had been getting together
on Friday nights began organizing tournaments.
Why we're hooked on internet
gambling Online poker sites are mushrooming and more and more
converts - women as well as men - are being drawn into the game.
Matt Born reports
I'm sitting at a table on a tropical island (location unknown)
playing poker with seven strangers. We're a pretty cosmopolitan
bunch - two Swedes, a Scot, someone from the Philippines and three
Gambling for an online poker
For more than a century, men have gathered around tables to play
"the cheating game." Poker
from online gamble
Gambling software firm CryptoLogic says its third-quarter profit
rose to $2.9 million US, from $2.2 million US a year earlier,
as fees from online poker increased sharply.
POKERSTARS SETS SIGHTS ON
The world's second largest online poker site PokerStars has included
women's media in a broadly targeted PR campaign to promote its
involvement in the European Poker Tour (EPT).
THE BIGGEST ever redistribution of wealth on the European poker
scene is about to take place, starting this weekend. Three major
tournaments will be happening at the same time - in Blackpool,
Amsterdam and Monte Carlo.
PartyPoker.com Joins Poker
Tour International for the Costa Rica Classic
This month kicks off in the Poker industry with a cutting edge
promotion and high energy. PartyPoker.com, the world's largest
online Poker Room, joins the Poker Tour International for the
Costa Rica Classic. The new venture came together as a result
of the successful Royal Oasis Grand Bahama Poker Tournament held
in late August. Comments Pro Player Ted Lawson, winner of this
year's Las Vegas Omaha World Poker Series ($500,000) and CEO of
Federated National Insurance Company: "The tournament was
the best value for the money with most of it going into the pot.
The best man won, he played beautifully."
Pokertropolis Promotes "Giving
Thanks" to Military Families in Need; VFW Foundation Program
Chosen for Online Site's Thanksgiving Day Donation Drive
Pokertropolis (www.pokertropolis.com), the popular online poker
room, is hosting a Thanksgiving Day donation and matching-funds
benefit to assist American soldiers and their families. During
the entire day of Thanksgiving, every dollar of registration fees
that 'the house' normally earns for hosting tournaments will be
donated to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation Program, Unmet
Needs (www.unmetneeds.com). Pokertropolis will also match funds
for players who wish to donate any of their Thanksgiving Day tournament
winnings to the Unmet Needs Program.
HOST YOUR OWN POKER NIGHT;
Maybe it was 'Late Night Poker', maybe it was the advent of internet
gambling but whatever the reason, poker is growing in popularity
in Britain.And while online poker can be fun, there's no substitute
for playing and bluffing face-to-face.Here's what it takes to
get an authentic poker game together in your own back room.
Jackpot Madness Rides the
Poker Wave; Jackpot Madness Launches NEW Progressive Poker Game
and Improved WowPot Progressive
Jackpot Madness (www.jackpotmadness.com), the world's #1 cash
jackpot destination, will join the online poker explosion with
the release of Microgaming's newest progressive -- Poker Ride,
to be launched together with a new, improved favorite, WowPot.
Cryptologic Q3 basic EPS
22c vs 18c; beats company expectations - UPDATE
(Recasts, adds detail of previous forecasts, strong poker ops)
CryptoLogic Inc, the internet gaming
software developer, posted better-than-forecast third-quarter
results, saying its performance had been driven by the rapid growth
of its online poker product and a solid performance by the internet
Poker proves winner for CryptoLogic
CryptoLogic, the internet gaming software developer, announced
better-than-forecast third-quarter results, driven by the rapid
growth of its online poker product and a solid performance by
the internet casino business.
Midas Entertainment Goes Live
DAVIE, Fla., Nov. 11, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Midas Entertainment,
Sheets:MDAS) announced that KingMidas.com began operations this
KingMidasPoker.com is operated by one of the internets' largest
affiliate programs and its results are expected to hit the Company's
bottomline almost immediately
Sportingbet delays results.
Sportingbet, the UK-listed online gaming group, released a statement
announcing the postponement of its preliminary results for the
16 months to 31 July 2004, on the basis that it was in "advanced
discussions with a third party regarding the potential substantial
acquisition of an online poker business."
The tabloids may these days be filled with horror stories about
compulsive gamblers in a backlash against the government's new
gaming bill but, if Sportingbet's results are anything to go by,
the warnings are falling on deaf ears.
Putting the Bling in UK gambling
Shaken up by the advent of easy-access online betting, the gaming
industry is now about to be swept along in a gold rush as the
new Gambling Bill brings Las Vegas-style casinos to Britain's
big cities. Who stands to win in this betting revolution? Nils
CityPoker.com Players Excel
at Monte Carlo Millions Tournament
DAVIE, Fla., Nov. 15, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Two online players from
CityPoker.com won entry into the Monte Carlo Millions Poker Tournament
courtesy of CityPoker.com and performed excellently against some
of the world's top poker players. CityPoker.com is powered by
Midas Entertainment, Inc. a publicly traded online poker software
company (Pink Sheets:MDAS).
Media: Playing for high stakes:
Online poker is a booming business with £40m being gambled
every day. But how do punters decide which site to visit? Victoria
Coren, who promotes one website, explains how it's done
Toby Young has just exploded. A tiny cloud of smoke hangs over
his empty chair. He's gone. There is an awkward silence. Matthew
Norman, Jon Ronson and Caitlin Moran are all delighted to see
him go, but the method was a little shocking. Eventually, Ronson
says: "That's a brutal way to die."
VIP Management Services Is
Proud Today to Announce the Full Production Launch of Its Much-awaited
Online Poker Product VIPpoker.com
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- VIP Management Services
announced today the launch of its much-awaited online poker product
VIPpoker.com. Operated by United Poker Network, this cardroom
allows all players from VIP's flagship sites VIPsports.com and
BetGameDay.com to experience live, real money online poker with
players from all over the world. "UPN has done a fantastic
job in delivering us this room, and the initial feedback from
all our players has been overwhelmingly positive," said Alistair
Assheton, Managing Director of VIP.
James Woods hits the HollywoodPoker.com
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of Hollywood's
biggest stars and professional poker players attended the virtual
software premiere at the HollywoodPoker.com launch party this
past Tuesday. The official release of this new cutting-edge gaming
experience marks a new chapter in the poker craze that is sweeping
POKER WEBSITES RING CHANGES
TO RAKE IN JACKPOT
The new super-casinos are not the only force
changing the face of UK gambling.
The popularity of online poker around the world
has increased hugely since the first websites were set up in the
late 1990s and there are now roughly 200 poker sites in operation.
Sportingbet pays 163m [pounds
sterling] to get Paradise.
Sportingbet, the UK-listed internet betting outfit, bought Paradise
Poker for 169m [pounds sterling] ($297.5m), as reported in Leisure
Report in November, as part of its hid to become a world leader
in the online sports betting and gaming entertainment industry.
Wins Numerous Awards
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., Dec. 6, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- AngelCiti Entertainment's
(OTCBB:AGCI) SharkCasino.com was a recipient of numerous awards
recently including being rated as one of the top online casinos
and one of the most reputable online casinos by industry expert
Gambling.com as well as garnering distinction as a top new casino
by Gambling Online Magazine in their 2004 Award Special.
Check n Raise Poker.com sends
the Lucky Dozen to the World Series of Poker
In a "Lucky Dozen" January promotion, Check n Raise
Poker.com will be giving twelve online poker players entries into
2005 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Poker players everywhere
are invited to participate and take that first step along the
path to fame, fortune and phenomenal glory.
Investors' bid gamble is paradise
ONLINE gambling group Sportingbet has been on a roll since splashing
out Pounds 169m in October for Costa Rica-based Paradise Poker,
one of the world's top four online poker groups. Its share price
has rocketed 80pc. But if industry rumours are anything to go
by, lucky shareholders could be in for an even bigger jackpot.
Whole New Ballgaming; Cross
Baseball With Poker, and What Do You Get? The D.C. Cards
Empire Poker Stadium?
Empire Poker Park at Anacostia Yards?
With a deal to bring Major League Baseball to
Washington apparently cratering last week, a civic-minded and
no doubt extremely respectable Internet gambling company has stepped
forward to try to save the day. Empire Poker, which describes
itself as "North America's leading online poker site,"
said late last week that it would provide up to $500 million to
prevent the would-be Washington Nationals from becoming the Lame
Ducks. The company would finance the team's move from Montreal
to a new District stadium.
Online Poker Site to Donate
Proceeds to Tsunami Relief
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Online poker leader
AbsolutePoker.com has announced that it will donate all tournament
fees from this Saturday's activity to the International Red Cross
to be dedicated to helping those people injured or left homeless
by last weekend's earthquake and subsequent tsunamis in Southeast
PokerRoom.com Solves NHL Lockout
Dispute; - PokerRoom.com Invites Bettman and Goodenow to Winner-Take-All
Online Poker Game -
In an effort to find a solution to salvage the 2004/2005 NHL hockey
season PokerRoom.com, one of the world's largest online poker
gaming sites, has today delivered registered letters to NHL commissioner,
Gary Bettman's New York office and NHL Players' Association
Online poker brings new faces
to challenge the old hands
World Series of Poker winner Mr Chris Moneymaker didn't learn
his skills hustling the back rooms of Las Vegas or spending a
lifetime learning how to read bluffs.
U. Minnesota student wins
big playing online poker
Some call it a sport; others call it a hobby or an addiction.
University of Minnesota finance sophomore Brandon Ressler calls
it his job.
Pros & Online Players
Alike Enjoy Big Action at WagerLogic Licensees' First Caribbean
3 WSOP Champs, 3 European Champs & 3 Internet Hopefuls Also
Face off During a Special Pro-Am Tournament
WagerLogic Limited, a global leading provider
of online gaming software announced today that its licensees'
first ever Caribbean Poker Classic(TM) has proven to be a major
success with pros and online poker players alike.
Online poker gives gambling
It's Monday night, but that doesn't matter to Evan Silverman.
Sinking back into his black leather couch with
a laptop on his lap, fresh delivery on the table and "Jeopardy!"
on the tube, the senior criminology and criminal justice major
is in the zone. He's playing online Texas Hold'em poker, betting
real money on digital cards.
I CAN PLAY POKER FOR EIGHT
HOURS A DAY, BUT I'M NOT ADDICTED; EXPRESSYOURSELF - REAL LIFE
Melanie Lofthouse, 33, plays live and online
poker for about 25 hours a week and claims it is just a hobby
that she could stop at any time. Here, Melanie, who lives in Slough
with her fiance Eugene and their four-month-old son Declan, describes
how she got the gambling bug POKER is my hobby and I've become
a real convert to the world of online poker.
That's no limit hold'em, baby
Jay Lovinger, ESPN's resident poker professional, calls online
poker the Wild West of Poker. With "homicidal maniacs behind
every cursor ... every hand has the potential to be a Wild West
shootout. Every single hand."
Playing their cards right: online
poker has enjoyed a meteoric rise. Simon Stephens raises the ante.
Sportingbet's October acquisition of the world's third-largest
online poker operator, ParadisePoker.com, dispelled any doubts
about the recent growth of internet gaming. The $297m deal, gave
the online sports betting and casino operator a 10% stake of the
worldwide online poker market, and helped boost the share price
as the City welcomed the move.
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