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Online Poker News Archives - October 2005

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Texas Hold 'Em Poker benefit

Camp Fire USA, Texoma Council is hosting a “Texas Hold ‘Em for Texoma Youth” poker night Nov. 12. The fundraiser will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2027 South Austin Avenue in Denison.

October 31, 2005

Poker's Biggest Names Gather at the Golden Nugget for Two Televised Events

Television's hottest game returns to the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for two made-for-television poker games featuring some of the biggest names in poker.

October 29, 2005

Is poker a game of luck or skill?

A landmark ruling on whether poker is a game of skill or merely chance will determine whether it will be played in private members clubs or only in licensed casinos. Experienced players employ sophisticated strategy and tactics in their game but there are obviously elements of luck involved. Is poker ultimately a game of chance or skill?

October 28, 2005

Harrah's Sets Schedule For 2006 World Series of Poker

There is no denying the fact that the World Series of Poker (WSOP) has grown dramatically since poker's Cinderella story, Chris Moneymaker, won the main event. Nowhere is there more evidence of the explosion in popularity than in the 2006 WSOP.

October 27, 2005

Poker’s Biggest Prize - $100 Million Could Be Won In A Single Hand Of Poker...

The “Noble Poker $100 Million Mega-Tournament” will begin similar to other tournaments until players reach the final table. Should any player during the final table hit a Royal Flush of Spades, they will be awarded the $100 million jackpot.

October 26, 2005

$250,000 Awarded Online at Titan Poker's Jackpot Tournaments

$250,000 in Jackpot Prize money has already been awarded to poker players at the Jackpot Sit 'N' Go Tournaments of Titan Poker one of the newest and fastest growing online poker rooms.

October 25, 2005

Why No-Limit Poker is Better Than Poker

If you are a tight-aggressive player, you need to consider playing No-Limit Hold 'em if you aren't already. With proper play, not only can you expect to increase your hourly win rate, but you can make it much more difficult for your opponents to draw out on you.

October 24, 2005

New Online Poker Room with an Indian Twist, an online poker site oriented for an Indian audience, has signed a contract with LoboGaming Corporation for use of its software. The new site will be aimed specifically at attracting Indian gamblers and is the first site to licence LoboGaming’s software.

October 23, 2005

Earl's Excellent Poker Adventure - Day Five

One thing that you will find is that, in Las Vegas, time has no meaning. Whereas the normal world may correspond to a clock, in this gambling oasis in the desert there is nothing that can't be done at anytime. If you want to party, it goes non-stop. Eat something? There are twenty four hour buffets and breakfast places to satisfy you. If your tastes run to the, let's say, more exotic, that can be had too. It makes for the sense of time that the rest of the world runs under obsolete.

October 22, 2005

'National Heads-Up Poker Championship' Moves to Caesars Palace in New Deal

The inaugural edition of the tournament generated solid ratings on NBC and strong buzz in the poker community. This year's event, featuring a total purse of $1.5 million, including a top prize of $500,000, will be contested March 3-5 in the casino at Caesars Palace.

October 21, 2005

Poker Academy to be Exclusive Poker Training Software Sponsor of the Fantasy Poker League with its All-New Poker Academy Texas Holdem 2.0

Poker Academy, the leading software developer of Texas Holdem training software (, today announced an agreement to be the exclusive poker training software sponsor of The Fantasy Poker League with its all-new Poker Academy Texas Holdem 2.0. Poker Academy Texas Holdem 2.0 was released October 1, 2005.

October 20, 2005

Mac Poker Market Share Battle

Mac online poker rooms Pacific Poker and battle to gain the Mac poker market share. Mac poker players suggest which site earns them the most money and why.

October 19, 2005

Receive Free Entry to CEO Poker Bootcamp in Vegas -- RESERVE Your Spot By Oct 22

Receive free entry to CEO Poker Bootcamp in Vegas when you register for the Black Tie CEO Poker Tournament before October 22. CEOS will get to meet the professional poker players during the FREE bootcamp event.

October 18, 2005


Noble Poker announced that they will top the $1 Million dollar giveaway mark by having a $100 Million dollar Mega Tournament in April 2006 at Las Vegas, with qualifiers available online now.

October 17, 2005


Everest Poker, which claims to be the first online poker room fully translated into German, sponsored 5 live tournaments across Germany featuring prizes worth over Euro 4,000. The finale was held in the Kalsruhe area last week, awarding the top 5 winners with prizes.

October 16, 2005

Nine Time World Series of Poker Champion Phil Hellmuth to Headline TASER(TM) Foundation Poker Tournament Fundraiser

Twenty lucky people will have the opportunity to play poker against the best, Phil Hellmuth, at a poker tournament hosted by the TASER Foundation to raise money for the families of fallen law enforcement officers. One hundred other players will get a chance to learn from the nine-time World Series of Poker Champion and participate in the general tournament.

October 14, 2005


The latest poker room to enter the online poker sector is owned by British newspaper The Sun and operated by veteran gambling group Victor Chandler (see earlier & InfoPowa reports)

October 13, 2005

No-limit poker tournament to benefit Humane Society

A no limit Texas hold 'em poker tournament will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Pratt County 4-H Center. All proceeds will benefit the Pratt County Humane Society.

October 12, 2005

Poker Run Remembers Fallen State Trooper

Tennessee State Trooper Todd Larkins had pulled over a driver when he was struck and killed by a tractor trailer on Interstate 40 back in July.

Now, family and friends of Larkins are on a mission to prevent this from happening again by bringing attention to the state’s “Move Over” Law.

October 11, 2005

Charlie’s Angel Star Latest Poker Convert

Hollywood actors and actresses seem intent on supplementing their income by becoming poker players, if recent events like Jennifer Tilly’s two championship wins are any indication. The latest poker convert is Charlie’s Angels’ Cameron Diaz, who was taught to play by comedian and television personality Ellen DeGeneres.

October 10, 2005

$2 Million Dollar Prize Pool at Caribbean Poker Classic 2005

Big poker excitement, big names and big cash prizes will be found at this year's annual Caribbean Poker Classic, which will take place at the Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, from November 25th to December 4th, 2005.

October 8, 2005

Titan Poker Launches $100,000 Jackpot Tournaments

Titan Poker one of the newest and fastest growing online poker rooms, now offers its players an exciting sit 'n' go tournament promotion with a $100,000 Grand Prize. Any player who wins six consecutive 6-player Fort Knox Jackpot Sit 'N' Go Tournaments will collect a jackpot prize of $100,000

October 7, 2005

Absolute Poker to Deal 200 Millionth Hand This Week

One of the world's largest online poker sites, is moments away from dealing its 200 millionth hand. One lucky player, who must be online when the 200 millionth hand is dealt, will win a trip for two to Costa Rica, including airfare, accommodations for six nights, Absolute Poker apparel, and $500 spending money.

October 6, 2005

InterPoker Announces 2005 Caribbean Poker Classic; Win a Poker Prize Package Courtesy of Interpoker.Com Worth $10,000

Win a seat at the Caribbean Poker Classic 2005 with InterPoker ( worth $10,000. The coveted prize package includes nine-nights in the charming and tropical island of St. Kitts at the five-star St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino from November 25-December 4th. This year, the estimated prize pool is $2,500,000!

October 5, 2005

Celebrity Poker and Taxes

Successful actors, writers and others in the entertainment industry share some advantages with professional gamblers when they play poker. With success often comes self-confidence, or at least the ability to project an image of being a winner, in control. Celebrities are often rich.

October 4, 2005

Legality Of Poker Tournaments In Question

DENVER -- Hoping to cash in on the rising popularity of poker, more and more pool halls, bars and restaurants around Colorado are holding tournaments.

October 3, 2005

World Poker Exchange Pairs Up With US Airways' In-Flight Television to Teach Poker to Passengers

The World Poker Exchange announced today that it is partnering with US Airways to include poker tutorial spots on Overture, the airline's award-winning in flight entertainment program. The 90-second instructional spots are taken directly from the World Poker Exchange's new tutorial DVD series, "In the Minds of the Poker Pros."

October 2, 2005

WPT: Network Withdraws "Pro Poker" Offer

WPT Enterprises Inc. on Thursday said a cable network withdrew its offer to buy broadcast rights to the "Professional Poker Tour" series, but WPT said it has resumed negotiations with the Travel Channel.

October 1, 2005

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