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Online Poker News Archives - August 2005

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Software allows users to play live poker on their cell phones
Poker is now firmly established as one of the most popular pastimes around the world with casinos reporting record numbers of players. Even bigger than the bricks and mortar boom, is the online phenomenon, which has now gone mobile. PokerRoom gives players the option of taking their game with them, wherever they are, with its live mobile poker games.
August 31, 2005

Poker Tour Searches the World for Players
The producers of the Small Town Poker Tour(STPT) announced today the venues for season one. The following states will be in the first tour, Vermont, Maine, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Florida, Mississippi Texas, California and Washington. Executive Producer Mark Fracalossi stated, "Anyone with a valid state driver’s license or ID may play".
August 30, 2005

The Bicycle Casino's Prestigious 'Legends of Poker' Tournament - Making Legends...
The Bicycle Casino's Legends of Poker, one of the most prestigious tournament series on the circuit today, began earlier this month with thousands of tournament players descending on Bell Gardens! With an estimated prize pool of over $7,000,000, including $600,000 in guaranteed prize money in five different events and the unprecedented "Poker fever" that is sweeping the country, this year's tournament is turning into one of the largest poker tournaments in the history of The Bicycle Casino!
August 29, 2005

World Series of Poker Hands-On (Xbox)
Poker, poker, poker. Is there anything else on TV anymore? We’re fans of playing Hold ‘Em when we have the time, but what’s up with every channel - even the religious zealot cable access station - having some type of poker show?
August 28, 2005

Dad gambles on poker career
Poels, who lives on the Gilbert-Mesa border in Dana Ranch, took home a gold bracelet and more than $270,000 in cash as the Hi/Lo champion at the June World Series of Poker in Omaha.
August 26, 2005

Party Poker to promote online poker tournament to golfers
GPS Industries, Inc. an innovator of Wi-Fi wireless and GPS-enabled multimedia communications and management solutions for golf facilities and Party Poker today announced a joint marketing program to enable Party Poker to promote an online poker tournament to more than 80,000 golfers.
August 25, 2005

Online Poker VIP Plan Announced by Getmintedpoker
Online poker room recently announced a new VIP plan that will award privileges to players for their loyalty. Starting September 1, players racking up at least 5000 poker points will achieve VIP status, which will give them a variety of benefits. Players earn poker points for each raked hand they play.
August 24, 2005

Online Poker Horror Film Comes to DVD
Offbeat poker horror film The Card Player (Il Cartio), from Italian director Dario Argento, comes to DVD on August 23rd amid, at best, mixed reviews. Theatrical release in the U.S. was limited, but the movie will be widely available for purchase online. If the very notion of a poker thriller seems a bit odd, then the plot itself is downright weird, if not a bit silly.
August 23, 2005

Bikers' poker run pumps $10,000 into hospital
Motors were rumbling and the Southern Steel Band played as more than 200 bikes were rolling in Sunday for St. Mary Mercy Hospital's second annual Hawgs for Hearts Motorcycle Poker Run.
August 22, 2005

Online poker for macs is being played at where $100 is given to new players.
Online poker for macs is provided by a mac specific site called This site was created to keep mac users from having to buy a Virtual PC software program that can total over $400 to install. bypasses all this extra software for its customers and allows customers to play online poker for macs.
August 21, 2005

Check n Raise is pleased to announce that it will become a part of "The Poker Network"
This is great news, as players will not only have the option to use a downloadable or non downloadable version, but will also have the opportunity to play with thousands of other players at any given time. The large player base will guarantee the availability of a bigger selection of tournaments and a much wider range of side games.
August 20, 2005 keeps growing: Now third largest online poker site
Since its inception in 1999, has quickly catapulted into one of the most popular poker sites. It is now pleased to announce that it is now the third-largest online poker site in the world, as reported on, the leader in providing accurate, actionable information to the online poker industry and to the online player community.
August 19, 2005

World Championship of Online Poker 2005
The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), the largest online poker tournament in the world, is coming back to Poker Stars, this time with a main event guarantee of $2.5 million
August 18, 2005

Qualify to Play in WPT's "Legends of Poker" Tournament Free at, one of the newest and fastest growing online Poker sites, and a Senticore, Inc. (OTC BB: SNIO) company, is currently hosting a free road to the next World Poker Tour (WPT) event at The Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, California.
August 17, 2005

Poker Strategy Doesn't Have One 'Sacred' Way to Play
Pacific Poker ( always sponsors the biggest and the best poker tournaments and the upcoming UK Open ( is no exception.
August 16, 2005

PokerClub24 Rewards Players with up to 35 Percent Rakeback
The thing that makes poker infinitely deep and endlessly challenging is the psychological aspect of the game. If your blackjack dealer could choose whether to hit or stand on 16, for example, playing your own hand would be far more complicated.
August 15, 2005

Win a Seat to the UK Open, Courtesy of Pacific Poker
Pacific Poker ( always sponsors the biggest and the best poker tournaments and the upcoming UK Open ( is no exception.
August 14, 2005

Activision Unveils World Series of Poker® Video Game
Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI) will unveil a sneak preview of the highly anticipated World Series of Poker video game based on the widely popular World Series of Poker (WSOP) Tournament at this year's Lifestyle Show in Las Vegas on July 6 - 10.
August 13, 2005

Annie Duke Returns to Chicago for the Chicago Poker Championships
Eagle Games announced today that world-class professional poker player Annie Duke will be playing in the DD Poker event of the Chicago Poker Championships to be held this Friday August 12th. The Chicago Poker Championships run from August 1-14th and are presented by Resorts East Chicago Casino, Q101 and the Loop. Duke will also be present at the Championship event held on Saturday August 13th.
August 12, 2005

Poker News Web Announces Offer with Noble Poker for "DD Poker 2006" Tournament Poker Software
This is an opportunity for online poker players to get a free copy of the newly released "DD Poker 2006" Tournament Poker software, and open a new account at Noble Poker, who just announced the first ever $1 million Sit'n'Go online poker tournament.
August 11, 2005

Poker Texas Holdem History Moneymaker triumph starts Poker Frenzy around the world Uplinegames reports Poker to be $6 billion business by 2006
MoneyMaker, an accountant, triumphed in 2003, winning a seat to play and beat the world's greatest professional poker players. ( claims everyone has a chance to be the next Moneymaker.
August 10, 2005

Jupiters Casino deals in to poker mania
JUPITERS Casino has moved to cash in on the international poker craze whipped up with the help of Aussie poker king Joe Hachem and celebrity card sharps such as Ben Affleck.
August 9, 2005

Crazy Poker Gives Players a 33% Rakeback
Crazy Poker has stunned the online gaming community when it announced that it will offer it’s players a 33% rakeback every month – the only site to offer such a high amount.
August 8, 2005

Online poker rooms: Gambling911 helps players make informed decisions
With so many online poker rooms popping up all over the net these days, has responded to the needs of an ever growing poker playing population by enlisting the services of one Bones McCoy.
August 6, 2005

Nickelback Lead Singer Chad Kroeger Joins Vegas Rock Star Poker
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Clear Channel Entertainment Properties today announced Chad Kroeger, lead singer of Nickelback, will join rock greats, Gene Simmons, Dave Navarro and Jerry Cantrell at the second annual Vegas Rock Star Poker Tournament on August 25th-27th, 2005 at The Palms Casino Hotel Las Vegas.
August 4, 2005

Biggest single prize in world of online poker offered to the first Noble Poker player who wins seven consecutive $10 Sit ‘n’ Go tournaments.
Starting August 1st, 2005, Noble Poker, one of the online industry's fastest growing poker rooms, will challenge poker players from around the world to compete for the biggest prize ever offered in a sit 'n' go tournament - $1,000,000.
August 1, 2005

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