July 2005 News Article Archive

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Online gaming giant intercasino.com hit's yet another million winner - 29 July 2005
Sometimes when you number's up, it's up. And it certainly came up in a big way at 11h10 on the July 27th for new millionaire Richard R., the lucky winner of a staggering $1,067,836.00 on the Millionaires Club Slot game. This winning game, developed by Cryptologic the largest publicly listed gaming company, is found on - read more »

World Poker Exchange Announces Poker Pros Heading to London Open - 29 July 2005
The World Poker Exchange announced today the first round of professional poker players who will be joining celebrities Willie Garson, Nicholas Gonzalez, Mimi Rogers and Jennifer Tilly for the $2 million London Open Tournament 2005 this August 3-6. World Poker Exchange-sponsored player Max "The Italian Pirate" Pescatori - read more »

littlewoodspoker.com to be Exclusive Sponsor of New ITV Celebrity Show All Star Poker Challenge - 28 July 2005
Sportech is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, littlewoodspoker.com, is the exclusive sponsor of the new ITV Celebrity show, All Star Poker Challenge.The sponsorship extends to the show's related website ITV.com/poker. The promotion includes programme idents at the start and end of each programme slot and exclusi - read more »

Newly Crowned 2005 World Series of Poker Winner, Joe Hachem Kicks Off This Year's 'Legends of Poker Tournament' at the Bicycle Casino - 27 July 2005
On Wednesday, July 27th, the Bicycle Casino will celebrate this year's World Series of Poker winner, Joe Hachem, fresh from his win as 2005 Champion and $7.5 million dollars richer! Hachem, an Aussie of Lebanese decent, has the rare distinction of having won the largest first place prize ever awarded in poker history. - read more »

Casino Gambling Online Now a $6 Billion Oasis - If You Can't Go to the Vegas Casino, Then Let the Vegas Casino Come to You - 27 July 2005
Internet casino gaming is a $6 billion business. Thousands of online casinos now compete for gambling dollars. With such vast competition, virtual casinos compete by offering players a vast array of free incentives, such as free upfront bonus money for initial signup or, in the case of VegasOasisCasino.com, even Ferrar - read more »

Noble Poker Releases the First Ever $1 Million Dollar Sit N Go Giveaway - 27 July 2005
Increased competition between poker rooms has sparked enormous incentives for new players to enter the game. Giving players legitimate chances to become millionaires seems to be the hottest new tactic by these online poker rooms. Noble Poker is giving players hopes and dreams to live the high life of fast cars and gian - read more »

Celebrity Poker Goes From TV to Your PC - 27 July 2005
CelebPoker is the fastest growing new poker room. Allowing players to play with celebrities in weekly promotions. The action is very loose, with lots of beginners on the network as well as celebrity players scattered about the site. The graphics are nice and the functionality is quite good. Multi-table feature is one o - read more »

Black Dog Promotions Launches Desert Poker Club - 27 July 2005
Black Dog Promotions announced that it has launched its poker promotion service, Desert Poker Club (www.desertpokerclub.com). The Desert Poker Club will become the official destination for all poker events in Arizona and the southwest. The site will keep poker players and fans up to date on the latest tournaments, semi - read more »

Irishmanís Ä30,000 win ups the ante for $1m London poker tournament - 25 July 2005
A DUBLIN football fan had plenty to smile about after scooping a Ä30,000 prize in a major poker competition over the weekend. Stephen Hoary, originally from Crumlin but living in Newbridge, Co Kildare, has the chance to try his luck in a $1 million tournament in London next month. He was one of a number of qualifiers t - read more »

Coalition Fights Anthony Casino - 23 July 2005
It may still be a dirt lot but opposition is growing against the Anthony casino.Friday the New Mexico Coalition Against Gambling set up shop in Las Cruces to try and sway the public's opinion on the proposed gambling complex.The rally comes just one day before the casino's first information fair to educate our area on - read more »

Two Final Table Players at World Series of Poker Cash In PartyPoker.com Satellites for a Shot at $7.5 Million - 23 July 2005
An American and an Irishman who are contending for the $7.5 million 2005 World Series of Poker title arrived at the Final Table through satellite tournaments on PartyPoker.com, the world's largest multi-player poker room.Aaron Kanter of Lodi, CA, and Andrew Black of Dublin each won their seats in the WSOP by playing on - read more »

GameAccount Launches £10,000 SuperCash Skill Gaming Tournament - 23 July 2005
The world's largest Solitaire tournament begins today, hosted by leading online skill gaming provider GameAccount (www.gameaccount.com). The £10,000 multicurrency cashpot will attract over 16,000 players from 130 countries to compete in 14 rounds of the popular card game Pyramid Panic.The unique tournament structure al - read more »

Full Tilt Poker's Professional Representatives Win $161,632 for Online Players at World Series of Poker - 23 July 2005
Online players at www.FullTiltPoker.com collected $161,632 in winnings from the live tournaments at the World Series of Poker. These winnings, which were based on the play of Full Tilt Poker's representatives during the six-week event, were awarded in addition to the money they won online.During the weeks before the Wo - read more »

N.S. Gaming Corp. releases contract for sale of province's two casinos - 23 July 2005
Nova Scotia's gaming corporation has released a contract it says will help implement its responsible gaming programs, while giving the province more control over its two casinos. The 10-year deal, which took effect July 1, completes the $73.7-million U.S. sale of the casinos in Halifax and Sydney, N.S., to Great Canad - read more »

Sumo Wrestling Invades Las Vegas for First Time in the Sport's 1,500-Year History - 22 July 2005
The Japan Sumo Association, the supreme governing body of the sport, will bring sumo to Las Vegas for the first time in the sport's 1,500-year history for the three-day Grand Sumo Championship tournament Oct. 7-9, 2005, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The highest level sumo athletes (Makunouchi Rikishi) will compe - read more »

Regional benefits considered for proposed casino in Beloit - 21 July 2005
As a follow-up to a courtesy call paid last month to Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey, Tribal and Beloit officials visited the Rockford Area Economic Development Council Tuesday to report on potential gains for Winnebago County from the proposed Beloit casino.A Winnebago County impact study was attached to the entire Dra - read more »

Online Poker Market Reaches $10 Billion. How Pros and Affiliates are Making Thousands From Online Poker - 21 July 2005
With online poker expected to reach an estimated $20 billion dollars in market share, there is money to be made. Tens of thousands of new poker players are entering the electronic world of online poker. With this explosion of new players comes an opportunity for average poker players to make extraordinary amounts of in - read more »

Gaming Corporation Launches New Casino - 21 July 2005
Gaming Corporation plc ('Gaming Corp' or 'the Company'), the number 1 gamingportal operator and owner of both www.gambling.com and www.casino.co.uk, todayannounces it has signed a deal with Virtue Fusion, the casino software developerto provide a multiplatform casino solution available both online and on mobiledevices. - read more »

Phil Laak Beats the Toughest Poker Robot in the World - 20 July 2005
Phil Laak has beaten the toughest poker robot in the world.Chess is a game with perfect information. Poker is uncertain, incomplete and emotionally-driven. Nobody knew how this man vs. machine battle would go down in the history books. In 1997, IBM's Deep Blue Supercomputer played a well-fought match with reigning Worl - read more »

Gaming Corporation PLC UK Regulatory Announcement: Gaming Corporation Enters the Online Poker Market - 20 July 2005
Gaming Corporation enters the online poker market through a deal with PokerNetwork.Gaming Corporation plc ("Gaming Corp" or "the Company"), the number 1 gaming portal operator and owner of both www.gambling.com and www.casino.co.uk, announces it has signed an agreement with PokerNetwork one of the world's leading poker - read more »

Hotline: ESPN puts on a (new) poker face - 20 July 2005
After watching Chris Moneymaker and Connecticut's Greg Raymer win again and again and again in repeats from previous tournaments, ESPN finally delivers new episodes tonight from the 2005 World Series of Poker.Highlights from the main event, which paid out $7.5 million to the winner last week, won't air until October. U - read more »

Early English Premiership odds have Chelsea the favorite to win title - 19 July 2005
Nearly all online bookmakers list Chelsea as the favorite to win the English Premiership title this coming season. Nevertheless, there are other teams competing to win it all and for punters, this can translate into a significant windfall.Case in point: Future odds of Chelsea winning at three select online bookmakers r - read more »

Lasseters Online and AusVegas Internet Casinos Join the CoProsper Affiliate Network - 19 July 2005
CoProsper is pleased to announce the addition of Lasseters and AusVegas to its stable of premium merchants. Both casinos have established world-class reputations in the online gaming industry and are known for exceptional customer support and a large variety of unique casino games.Affiliates can now promote Lasseters a - read more »

Casino firm Stanley Leisure profit down 4 pct - 18 July 2005
Stanley Leisure posted a 4 percent fall in underlying annual profit on Monday as unfavourable sporting results at its recently sold betting operations offset strong trading at its casinos.The firm, which sold its betting shops to rival William Hill in June, said its casinos were trading satisfactorily so far in its new - read more »

Abiro Introduces a New Casino Game: Fortune Teller - 18 July 2005
Abiro (provider of mobile multimedia and news services at www.abiro.com) introduces a new casino game called Fortune Teller, which combines giving you your horoscope, while every spin of the reels offers the chance to win money with an accumulator function.ďWith the introduction of Fortune Teller we are rounding out an - read more »

Former Australian chiropractor cashes in to the tune of $7.5 millon - 17 July 2005
The sun set, the sun rose and still they played, caution trumping bravery, adrenaline fighting off fatigue, rare moments of drama breaking through the tedium, the chip lead shifting for nearly 14 hours at the 36th World Series of Poker -- the longest final table in tournament history for the richest prize.Nine players - read more »

Game Trust President Scott Coheb To Deliver Keynote Address To ChinaJoy 2005 - 15 July 2005
Game Trust, the world's leading casual game platform, today announced that Scott Cohen, Game Trust's President, will deliver a keynote address at this year's ChinaJoy, the third annual China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference taking place in Shanghai July 20th through 23rd. In only its third year, this influenti - read more »

Missouri Casino Workers Express High Job Satisfaction - 15 July 2005
Workers at Missouri's 11 casinos have much higher job satisfaction and higher expectations regarding pay and promotions than the general population, according to a recent survey conducted for the Missouri Riverboat Gaming Association (MRGA). More than 4,000 Missouri casino employees participated in the survey, which wa - read more »

Poker Professional Kristy Gazes Wins $250,000 at the FullTiltPoker.Net Championship at Wynn Las Vegas - 15 July 2005
Kristy Gazes won the FullTiltPoker.Net Championship at Wynn Las Vegas in dramatic fashion by defeating five-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Ted Forrest after nearly four hours of live tournament play on FOX Sports Net.Gazes, a representative of www.FullTiltPoker.net, collected $250,000 of a $500,000 prize po - read more »

Russ Bailey Texas Hold' Em Poker to Donate 100 Percent of Proceeds to Charity - 15 July 2005
In celebration of the First Anniversary of its hugely successful book, "The Russ Bailey Guide to Limit Texas Hold'em Poker" by Dan Krier, Puleio West Publishing will be donating 100 percent of proceeds from one month's book sales to the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, one of the world's top pediatric facilities. "Russ - read more »

Poker World Series Down to 12 Players - 15 July 2005
Poker's top players and unknowns were in a high-stakes showdown, each looking to make the nine-person final table at the World Series of Poker's main event and grab a piece of gambling glory. But not all will be playing Friday after round six of the no-limit Texas Hold 'em tournament moved to the legendary Binion's Gam - read more »

The ultimate video poker guide released - 13 July 2005
Today CasinoMan.net releases a brand new video poker guide aimed at giving online casino players a clear comparison of video poker across all the different casino software providers.The new video poker guide covers virtually all the known online casino video poker games and provides a clear way to distinguish the diffe - read more »

World Series of Poker enters third round with 272 players left - 12 July 2005
The day of finishing in the money arrived at the World Series of Poker.With the field slashed, almost all of the players left going into Monday will end up taking home at least $12,500. Of the 5,619 entrants who began play, most walked away empty handed - only 560 make money.But for many players lucky enough to survive - read more »

Online Bingo Player Wins a Whopping $50,000 with Her Very Last Dollar - 12 July 2005
For Christine P. of Tennessee, July 2nd is certainly a day she'll never forget. She'll always remember it as the day she turned her very last dollar into a whopping $50k while playing bingo online. On this past Saturday, about a month after she joined online bingo site Bingo777.com, Christine deposited $50 to try her l - read more »

CCEgaming, the name behind Kiwi Casino, launches Kiwi Skill and adds skill gaming to its portfolio - 11 July 2005
Kiwi Skill, as the name implies, brings a skill gaming product to existing CCEgaming group of Kiwi Casino, Kiwi Bingo and Tiki Bingo. ďThis is a very exciting time for usĒ commented Gary, CCEgaming Management. ďKiwi Skill has a diverse range of games such as Bejeweled, Trivia, Solitaire, Dynomite and many other popular - read more »

European gambling restrictions doomed to fall - 11 July 2005
A BATTLE is unfolding in courts across Europe for control of the multi-billion-euro gambling market, pitting gaming companies against governments anxious to safeguard revenues from national lotteries. At stake is the European gambler's euro in a rapidly-growing market with turnover of over $100 billion per year. Expert - read more »

World Series of Poker suddenly a very big deal - 09 July 2005
It's 110 degrees outside, shivery inside, the rows of leather-banked, green felt tables running hot and cold for the shrewdest poker players on the planet in the sporting world's richest showdown.All the colorful characters are here - Texas Dolly, the Brat, the Professor, Jesus, the Unabomber, Magician, Devilfish, Foss - read more »

Full Tilt Pokerís David Grey Wins Second World Series of Poker Bracelet - 08 July 2005
Poker veteran David Grey captured one of the World Series of Poker's most prestigious bracelets on Wednesday by winning the $5,000 buy-in No-Limit Deuce to Seven Draw Lowball tournament. The victory gives Grey the second WSOP bracelet of his career, and marks the fourth bracelet won by a representative of online poker - read more »

Full Tilt Poker's Representatives Rake in the Dough at the World Series of Poker - 08 July 2005
The professional poker players representing www.fulltiltpoker.com have been dominating the competition at the World Series of Poker, banking a total of $3,599,766 through the first 26 open events, or a stunning 10.2% of the total $35,233,448 prize pool awarded so far. Making those numbers even more impressive is that F - read more »

MANSION Online Casino Launches Today - 08 July 2005
MANSION, a Gibraltar based online gaming company, continues their commitment to high-value gaming entertainment with the launch of their new instant-play online casino, MANSION Casino (www.mansion.com). Millions of casino players have discovered the convenience of playing from home and MANSION furthers the benefits by - read more »

High Roller Lifestyle Magazine Announces a Grand Event in Vegas and a New Distribution Deal with Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and Books a Million - 07 July 2005
After the strikingly successful release of its premier issue last June the 20th, High Roller Lifestyle Magazine has already become the most stunning event in the publishing industry and the sumptuous lifestyle of Las Vegas casinos. In a little over 2 weeks of its debut, the magazine has already acquired 8,000 new subsc - read more »

Online casino wants to purchase St. Louis Blues - 07 July 2005
Casino Fortune announced on its website that its executives and investors would be available to travel to St. Louis next week for a proposed in-person meeting. The company said it has submitted a letter of intent to owner Bill Laurie's office. St. Louis management and the National Hockey League have not yet responded t - read more »

Ladies' English Open Announces Title Sponsor - 06 July 2005
Online gaming company King Solomon's Poker has been unveiled as the title sponsor for the Ladies' English Open.The online gaming company has given its backing to the prestigious event on the Ladies' European Golf Tour, held at Chart Hills Golf Club in Kent.Officials at Chart Hills, which first staged the Ladies' Englis - read more »

Online bingo next big gamble? - 05 July 2005
You've heard of online poker. Now the quintessentially British bingo is out to take the online gambling crown.Irish based AVA Leisure has launched BingoBoudoir.com in a joint initiative with Paradigm New Media.BingoBoudoir.com offers games starting every 90 seconds and features monthly £1,000,000 Jackpots, with £80,000 - read more »

CyberBingo Offers New Bingo Games and Cash Prizes - 05 July 2005
CyberBingo Corporation, a pioneer in the online gaming industry and the longest running online bingo site, has just announced an exciting new line-up of online bingo games, which allow participants to have six opportunities to collect a total of over $66,000. These games will be played each Saturday this month in Cyber - read more »

Poker Academy Pro Texas Hold 'Em 2.0 Debuts, First Texas Hold'Em Poker Software to Feature Online Play and Chat, Multi-Table Tournament Simulation - 05 July 2005
Poker Academy, a leading developer of poker software products (www.poker-academy.com), today announced the upcoming debut of Poker Academy Pro Texas HoldĀfem 2.0, which utilizes world-renowned artificial intelligence developed over more than 10 years.Designed for the serious player, Poker Academy Pro 2.0 is the first T - read more »

Poker Show to Search for Best Amateur player in North America - 04 July 2005
A new television show about poker is set to hit the air soon. The Small Town Poker Tour is as simple as the title states, blending everyday people with the exciting game of Texas Hold'em - a winning combination.The tour is set to travel the USA in search of the best amateur poker player, along the way featuring a uniqu - read more »

Mexican boxer dies after being knocked out in Vegas casino fight - 04 July 2005
Mexican boxer Martin Sanchez has died from serious head injuries after being knocked out by Russian Rustam Nugaev during a fight at a Las Vegas casino. Nugaev knocked Sanchez out with a right hand just over two minutes into the ninth round of a super lightweight match at The Orleans casino and hotel on Friday, the Las - read more »

Poker professionals face the ultimate challenge: how to bluff a robot - 03 July 2005
In a vast, glitzy gaming room in Las Vegas, two poker players will soon be steeling themselves for a marathon card game. One will be struggling to conceal his nerves, all the more so because he knows his opponent will have none.For this will be no ordinary poker contest. It will be the ultimate battle between man and m - read more »

Media Battle at the Poker Table - 01 July 2005
After a gruelling 4 hours at the table, Ben Beasley-Murray, freelance journalist for The Times, took home £2,500 in prize money and the bragging rights as the best poker player in print, from the pokerzone ĎMedia 25 Hundred' last month.Lee McCreery, of News of the World, and Simon Young, of The Sun, gave Ben a run for - read more »

Full Tilt Poker's Phil Ivey Continues Historic 2005 Run with Fifth World Series of Poker Bracelet - 01 July 2005
Phil Ivey made poker history again on Tuesday, besting a field of 133 of poker's toughest players to win the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event at the 2005 World Series of Poker. Ivey took home $635,603 and his fifth World Series of Poker bracelet for his victory in the 27th event of poker's biggest series of tournaments. Th - read more »

Free Million Dollar Poker Tournament Takes Place Online - 01 July 2005
Poker has become increasingly popular over the last while. With tournaments broadcast almost everyday, interest in poker has soared. Book stores are seeing record numbers of poker books fly off the shelves. Poker chips are selling at an all-time high. Poker rooms are popping up all over the country. And amidst this fre - read more »

New Vegas Technology introduced at English Harbour New Ventures Group - 01 July 2005
English Harbour New Ventures Group has a brand new state-of-the-art software engine that gives you the most dazzling and exhilarating casino experience imaginable, bringing you closer to Vegas then ever before. Vegas Technology has all the action, glitz and grandeur of the City of Lights, wrapped up in one of the small - read more »