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Online Poker News Archives - November 2005

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STEALTH ONLINE POKER TOOL: Another artificial online poker advantage

Whatever happened to the idea of playing poker as a personal skill? With increasing talk of the threat of online 'bots and automated collusion one could be forgiven for thinking that some of the character is being bled from a great game by advancing technology.

November 30, 2005

Demand Grows for the eCOGRA Online Casino and Poker Room "Play It Safe" Seal of Approval

The online gaming independent standards authority eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) announced today that a significant number of online casinos and poker rooms are currently nearing the end of the organisation's inspection process and will soon be authorised to display the eCOGRA "Play It Safe" seal.

November 29, 2005

Small Town Poker Tour Show Blends Real Life and Texas Hold'em

A new television show about poker set to hit the air. The Small Town Poker Tour is as simple as the title states, blend everyday people with the exciting game of Texas Hold'em, a winning combination.

November 28, 2005

WWE No Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker

Capitalizing on the popular Texas Hold 'Em poker craze sweeping through the country comes the WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2006 PSP exclusive No Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker mini-game. The last of the PSP Arcade Mode mini-games, WWE No Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker features a roster of more than 50 selectable WWE Superstars and Divas. Each Superstar is equipped with a unique strategy, ranging from nervous, cautious or calculated to clueless or aggressive.

November 27, 2005

Caribbean test for poker player

A dream holiday was not on the cards for Tony Chessa when he flew out to the Caribbean island of St Kitts on Friday. Instead the 32-year-old from Greenock has been facing an intense work schedule, taking on some of the world's best poker players.

November 27, 2005

The best way to cheat at poker

THE POPULARITY of poker has flourished in the past couple of years. Viewers are mesmerized by their omniscient seat during tournaments on cable. The fuzzy spy cam showing all the blinds makes them feel like God.

November 26, 2005

World’s leading poker players head to St Kitts for Caribbean tournament

Over 400 of the world’s leading poker players descend on St. Kitts this weekend for the 2005 Caribbean Poker Classic Tournament.

November 25, 2005

World Poker Tour operator may be sold

WPT created the World Poker Tour, a televised tournament on cable's Travel Channel that's credited with sparking the current Texas Hold 'Em poker boom. Both WPT and Lakes are controlled by Minnetonka businessman Lyle Berman, who is CEO of Lakes and chairman of both companies. Berman is also Lakes' largest shareholder.

November 24, 2005

The 4kingpoker Tour $100 Freeroll at Titan Poker

4kingpoker continues it's private tournaments for forum members with a $100 freeroll at Titan Poker on Sunday 4th December 3pm ET / 8pm GMT.

November 24, 2005

Full Tilt Poker’s Allen Cunningham Finishes in the Money at Foxwoods World Poker Finals

Full Tilt Poker’s Allen Cunningham continued his strong play in 2005, finishing fourth at last week’s Foxwoods World Poker Finals. Cunningham earned $483,000 for his performance, bringing his total 2005 winnings to more than $1.6 Million.

November 24, 2005


Technology developer Zone4Play has just announced the live launch of the first ever Interactive TV Multi Player Texas Hold'em Poker, which has been uniquely developed for Five by Zone4play and is the first live deployment of an iTV multi player Texas Hold'em Poker in the world.

November 23, 2005

Stars' poker game hits town

The gambling game of the stars has arrived in New Zealand, amid warnings that young people could be seduced by the glamour of Texas Holdem poker.

November 22, 2005

Poker Industry Conference to be Held December 3-4, 2005 in Costa Rica...

The Poker Industry Expo ( ) is a business conference that will cover the poker industry, focusing on management, marketing and technology. Poker room and online poker executives will be in attendance.

November 22, 2005

Poker Parties - Part 2

This week Indiana lawmakers and researchers from Purdue will meet to talk about families and gambling. One sure topic will be poker and its tremendous popularity among young Hoosiers.

November 21, 2005

Poker Parties - Part 1

It's estimated that 50 million americans play poker. So if there's not a game in your basement tonight, odds are there's one somewhere down the block. And because of the current poker boom, there's often a teenager or 2, or 10, at the table.

November 21, 2005

The Chips are Stacked at Monte-Carlo Millions Poker Tournament

The world's best poker players have landed in Monaco for Monte-Carlo Millions, the world's most exclusive poker tournament. Phil Ivey, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Patrick Bruel, Jennifer Tilly and The Hendon Mob are just a few of the big names vying for a share of the largest prize pool in European poker tournament history.

November 21, 2005

Poker as a spectator sport? - imagine that

Money has ruined team sports in my view. Apparently dollars fertilize egos, and, oh, how they've grown. On-field posturing and ridiculous simple-minded arrogance fills courts and fields to the bursting point, leaving very little room for games. I have no interest what-so-ever in them nowadays.

November 20, 2005

Final Six Players Battle it Out for More Than $5 Million in Final Table Prize Money

When Foxwood's World Poker Finals concludes tonight, it will mark the largest prize pool in the history of a WORLD POKER TOUR(R) regular season event. With a record 783 players competing in the $10,000 buy-in event, $5 million...

November 19, 2005

Inside the World Poker Finals

Now, as serious as the action is here at the final table, the tension is shared with the fans who fill the seats. Some of the biggest diehard poker players, come here not just for the entertainment, but to study the players' every move.

November 19, 2005

Poker Expert Cashes In On Texas Hold 'em Craze

As co-host of Bravo’s widely popular “Celebrity Poker Showdown,” Phil Gordon knows you can’t escape the Texas hold ’em craze unless you live under a rock.

November 18, 2005

HIGHROLLER Magazine To Sponsor Poker Tournament in Support of Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Poker has quickly become an industry that has generated billions of dollars and the pop culture phenomenon with the most impressive rate of growth that America has ever witnessed. And is precisely because of this progressive hip ethos, that HIGHROLLER Magazine is promoting a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker tournament this Saturday, December 3rd

November 17, 2005

Activision's ``World Series of Poker'' Breaks New Ground as First Title For PSP(TM) to Use GameSpy Multiplayer Poker Technology

IGN Entertainment's GameSpy, the supplier of multiplayer technology used in more than 300 game titles for PC and PlayStation(R)2, has provided the multiplayer technology for Activision's "World Series of Poker." This is the first title for PSP(TM) (PlayStation(R)Portable) to use GameSpy technology.

November 16, 2005

World Poker Players Conference - Wrap Up

It seems that Mike Caro has been playing poker since before the dinosaurs stopped roaming the earth - or around the time Doyle Brunson won his first WSOP bracelet. Yet every day, every poker session, every hand brings a new lesson and improvement to his game.

November 16, 2005

New MVP vows to avoid poker parlors

As the song says, you gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em - and it's come time for Alex Rodriguez to stop playing the Gambler.

November 15, 2005

Poker as a legitimate sport

Poker has recently had a meteoric rise in popularity. For all practical purposes, people treat it like a real sport. This Tuesday night during primetime, ESPN will broadcast the ending of the 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event. In case you're not familiar with the World Series, this year 5,619 individuals paid $10,000 each to play in a gigantic game of no-limit Texas Hold'em where the winner walked away with $7.5 million.

November 14, 2005

500 To Vie For Spot In ESPN Poker Tournament

An expected 500 people will gather at La Villa Real Special Events Center at 7 p.m. today to play Texas Hold ’em for charity, the winner earning a $10,000 spot on the World Series of Poker.

November 13, 2005

Chuck Blount on poker: Analyze your play before jumping to higher limits

One of the best high-stakes players in the world and the youngest person inducted into poker's hall of fame, Reese said, "I like to play games that have a little sting to them if you have a bad night."

November 10, 2005

Poker at Gunpoint

Gun is about a single-minded ass kicker that likes gambling, whoring, shooting, scalping and riding. He's a poker playing madman on a quest to obtain truth, vengeance and other cool American things like booze.

November 9, 2005


The owners of Playtech-powered Titan Poker, a recently launched online poker room must have deep pockets judging by the guaranteed $1 million or more a month they are currently promising in tournament prizes.

November 8, 2005


World Poker Tour and 2K Sports have launched a fascinating new poker-related entertainment using the very popular Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) and Microsoft Xbox as the medium.

November 8, 2005

New Titan Poker Gets Rave Review In Categories of Bonus and Graphics

Titan Poker, which launched only a few months ago, is already winning loyalty from online poker room players. Players are giving good reviews on the graphics, bonus, and the way the site is run. (

November 7, 2005

Turn the poker table on big raisers

One of the toughest opponents you'll face is a maniac -- a player who seems to raise almost every hand from almost every position.

November 6, 2005

Casino Arizona Awards the Largest Super Bad Beat Poker Jackpot in Arizona History

Did you ever think you could win a $250,000 jackpot with a low hand? Neither did Tim Armstrong, but he did win the largest bad beat poker jackpot in Arizona history at Casino Arizona...

November 4, 2005

Decline and fall of a poker Empire

When it comes to management style, Richard Segal appears to have learned his trade from listening to Kenny Rogers' The Gambler. The chief executive of PartyGaming has played the threat of Empire Online by using some expert holding and folding.

November 4, 2005

World Poker Tour - The First Poker Show to Air on Prime Time TV in UK

The cult US TV series, World Poker Tour (WPT), is the first poker show to be broadcast on prime time television in the UK. ITV4 has licensed series I and II of the World Poker Tour for prime time Friday night viewing, first airing on Friday 4 November 2005 at 10:00pm.

November 3, 2005

The Tournament Poker Shift To No-Limit Hold 'Em

If you look back at the history of the game of poker, there has been several subtle movements in the most popular forms of the game. Originally the game, played on the riverboats of the Mississippi and in the gaming houses of New Orleans, surprisingly had no draws at all!...

November 2, 2005

Poker All-Stars Square Off for 2005 Tournament of Champions

Many of the biggest names in poker will descend on Caesars Palace next week to compete for $2 million in total prize money at the 2005 World Series of Poker® Tournament of Champions, Harrah's Entertainment, Inc

November 1, 2005

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