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Online Poker News Archives - July 2005

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The Quest Poker Tournament, Poker: Quest of Champions
Las Vegas-based PokerQuest Entertainment has signed with Los Angeles based Artist International Management's manager Joel Newton to represent The Quest, a poker tournament featuring a whopping $15 million first prize. Doc Hollywood/Artist International's CEO Steven Saxton and Joel Newton are currently in talks to finalize a network television deal. To be held at THE PALMS Hotel "The Quest" is currently slated to be held in January 2006, with some of the biggest names in Hollywood and the poker world already onboard.
July 30, 2005

Oahu, Hawaii (July 25, 2005) sponsored a celebrity "thank you to the troops" charity event this past weekend for the 110,000 men and women of the U.S. military currently in Hawaii, many of whom are awaiting or returning from deployment in the Middle East. The two-day event (July 22-23, 2005), entitled "Bodog Salutes the Troops: A Tribute to American Heroes," was held in Oahu, Hawaii, and included celebrities, musicians, comedians and troops interacting in various activities including a poker tournament and concert and comedy show.
July 28, 2005

The Stars Come Out to Play in Hollywood Poker's World Poker Tour Celebrity Shootout Tournaments
HOLLYWOOD, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 07/22/2005 -- Hollywood Poker ( is firing another bullet with two celebrity-loaded online tournaments. The World Poker Tour Hollywood Poker Celebrity Shootout I will be held on July 31, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. EDT and Celebrity Shootout II will be on August 14, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
July 26, 2005

Say hello to our new poker face
Chances are you won't be teeing it up any time soon at the Masters with Tiger Woods. For that matter, the odds dictate you're not likely to find yourself at the World Series of Poker across the table from Daniel Negreanu, whose weekly column on poker debuts today.
July 22, 2005

World Series of Poker coming to Tunica
Hot on the heels of the largest and richest World Series of Poker in history, poker fans will soon see their favorite poker stars on the big screen as well, in what will be the first film set in the exploding world of professional poker. In Spring 2006, poker fans will be able to see more than two dozen of their favorite poker icons sharing the screen with these Hollywood stars -- Eric Bana ("Troy"), Drew Barrymore ("Charlie's Angels") and Robert Duvall ("The Godfather").
July 20, 2005

Golden Spirit Goes Online With Poker and Acquires
Golden Spirit Gaming Ltd. (OTC BB: GSGL) has signed an agreement to acquire 100% ownership of 4 of A Kind Enterprises, a Nevada Corporation based in California, USA. The Company has also signed an agreement with Arc2 Entertainment Inc., a British Virgin Islands Corporation to build and operate its online gaming website, Golden Spirit
July 20, 2005

CYOP Signs First Poker Software License
CYOP Systems International Inc. (OTC BB: CYOS), a leading provider of online gaming software, is pleased to announce that it has signed a letter of intent with RDC Services Ltd. to license its poker software.
July 20, 2005

Extreme Poker Announces 'The Great Canadian Poker Tournament' Is Now Brought to You by
Extreme Poker Ltd. (OTC: EXTP) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic alliance with one of the largest online poker rooms in the world,
July 18, 2005

U.S. Poker Players Believe Skill Outweighs Luck and Playing Conveniently Online Reduces the Pressure;
- Survey Reveals That Women Play Poker as Often as Men and Prefer Online Play Over Casinos -

ANTIGUA and LOS ANGELES, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey of U.S. poker players commissioned by The World Poker Exchange, sponsor of the upcoming London Open lifestyle poker tournament in August, reveals preferences regarding playing poker, a game that is reaching new heights in popularity. Seventy-five percent of players engage in a game at least three times a month. Respondents indicated that 39 percent play five times or more a month. A 57 percent majority of online poker players believe that winning is more about skill than luck versus the 74 percent of traditional casino poker players who believe that skill definitely trumps luck.

July 15, 2005

More women are betting on online poker

At last, Hollywood B-actress and ubiquitous partygoer Jennifer Tilly has become known for more than her recent star turn in "Seed of Chucky." It turns out she is one heck of a poker player, beating out 600 players to win $ 158,625 in the Ladies no-limit Texas Hold 'Em event at the World Series of Poker last month.

July 13, 2005

Here is my fear about the poker nation we are creating, part one: One day, while tens of millions of us are holed up in our bedrooms or dens - shades lowered, computers whirring - playing four screens of Texas hold 'em simultaneously, Soviet troops will roll into New York and bring America to the brink of collapse.
July 11, 2005

I'm not sure when it happened, but poker is everywhere. It is not bluffing. The game is a hot, ubiquitous presence, beckoning to us from TV sets, casinos, Web sites and bookstores. Why, the other day, I bought a six-pack and there was an ad saying I could win $100,000 at some Texas Hold 'Em showdown in Las Vegas.
July 10, 2005

UK Gamers Say "Yes" to Online Poker and "No" To Casinos
Three quarters of the UK population [74%] feel uncomfortable and intimidated by the thought of playing poker in a casino according to research released today by World Poker Exchange[1] []. In contrast 21% of the population is having a punt and playing online poker.
July 5, 2005

RETAIL investors showed a willingness to gamble on the fortunes of PartyGaming yesterday as the value of the online poker firm hit £5.7bn.
July 1, 2005

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