March 2005 News Article Archive

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English Harbour New Ventures Launches New Poker Product - 31 March 2005
English Harbour New Ventures Inc, a leading provider of online gaming services, today announced the launch of the company's new online poker product, English Harbour Poker. One of the most respected names in the Internet gaming industry now enters the burgeoning poker market adding to the compan - read more »

Live Multiplayer Poker Goes All-In On Your Cell Phone With Maui Texas Hold'em - 31 March 2005
Capitalizing on the growing popularity of mobile games and online poker, Mobile Pioneer, Inc. today announced the release of a "no limit" version of Maui Texas Hold'em, its mobile multiplayer poker game. As seen on TV, no limit games allow players to "go all in" -- bet all their money -- at any point in the game. Maui - read more »

At The Races launches Casino & Poker room for horseracing fans - 30 March 2005
Horseracing and betting channel At The Races (ATR), watched by over 1 million people every month, has launched At The Races Casino ( and At The Races Poker ( The online casino and poker room aims to become the No.1 destination for European horseracing punters. Members - read more »

Ebay's World Famous Pink Bunny Poker Auction is Now Live - Record Number of Visitors are Being Reported to this WSOP Body Advertising Promotion - 30 March 2005
One of the worlds top online poker affiliates is now auctioning himself off to the tune of $.01 on Ebay to play poker in Las Vegas during the 2005 World Series of poker wearing a Pink Bunny suit. More information can be viewed at http://www.PinkBunnyPoker.comIn this outrageous promotion Jeremy Enke will play poker at t - read more »

Guaranteed $1 Million No-Limit Hold'em Poker Event to be Held by Party Poker - 29 March 2005
Party Poker proudly announces that on April 23rd a no-limit texas hold'em poker tournament will be held featuring a prize pool that is guaranteed to be in excess of $1 Million. News and updates, found at will be available until the day of the tournament. Entries for this potentially life-chang - read more »

Billion to be spent for Macau gambling - 29 March 2005
Gambling moguls such as Australia's Kerry Packer and the Las Vegas' Steve Wynn are betting on Macau becoming the next the Las Vegas.Some $22 billion is poised to be spent during the next few years on building hotels, casinos, resorts and malls in the former Portuguese enclave that now has a population of 440,000 and is - read more »

$10M Hold'Em tourney starting from scratch - 29 March 2005
Hold'Em Poker, meet the Massachusetts State Lottery. State lottery officials today will unveil a new scratch ticket - one that aims to capitalize on the Texas-sized-and-styled poker craze sweeping the country.This $10 scratch ticket comes with a big twist - a Hold'Em Poker tournament in which hundreds of players will t - read more »

24-Year-Old North Carolinian Captures the $1.5 Million Top Spot in Million IV - 28 March 2005
In a calculating battle between maturity and youth, it was youth that won out in the Million IV, the world's largest Limit Texas Hold'em tournament this week aboard the cruise ship ms. Oosterdam on the Mexican Riviera. Michael Gracz, a 24-year-old a recent graduate of North Carolina State, outlasted 54-y - read more »

Pacific Poker Room Promotions Announces March Madness $1,000,000 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament - 24 March 2005
On March 26th Pacific Poker will host one of the largest tournaments in the history of online poker. See for full details on the tournament. The prize pool will be a guaranteed $1,000,000 for this no limit texas holdem poker tournament. Even if you are too late for the tournament, drop by an - read more » Corp. Re-Launches Their Sites - 24 March 2005 Corp. announced today the relaunch of their Gambling Reviews site and their Gambling Search Engine. Both sites have a new look and feel and many additional features. Last month GameAbyss released the first online Gambling Blog having the latest casino news - read more »

Gaming Leader Zone4Play To Evaluate Listing On London AIM Market - 24 March 2005
Zone4Play, Inc., a leading provider of multi-platform gaming solutions, announced today that it is evaluating listing of its Common Stock on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market, or AIM. In the last few months, Zone4Play has increased dramatically its presence in the UK market and is anticipating a - read more »

Casino scores with bid for 'Cowboy Caviar Fete' titles - 23 March 2005
It wasn't Sotheby's, but Sit 'n Bull Saloon and Restaurant served the purpose.A small group of Conconully residents gathered there Sunday night with a laptop computer and dial-up Internet connection to watch the final bidding in the town's eBay auction.When it was all over, the rights to preside over the north-central - read more »

Lasseters Online Casino Celebrates Its New ‘Luck of the Irish’ Slot - 23 March 2005
Lasseters Online Casino continues to delight its players with another exclusive full featured slot game - Luck of the Irish. Take yourself to the home of the Shamrock and Leprechaun with this delightful slot game. The graphics are rich and vibrant, displaying images of the famous pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, - read more »

Packer, Ho in Macau casino deal - 22 March 2005
Australia's richest man Kerry Packer and Macau casino magnate Stanley Ho have stepped up their push into Asia's casino market after taking control of casino development company Great Wonders Investments.Under the deal, Packer's Australian-listed company Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd (PBL) -- along with its joint vent - read more »

AngelCiti Launches New Affiliate Program - 22 March 2005
AngelCiti Entertainment, Inc., an online casino software company, announced today that the Company is launching a new version of, which has already garnered over 2,100 affiliates, driving traffic and revenue to AngelCiti., which is available in English, Spanish and Chinese, was the - read more »

Reno Hotel $125,000 Cash Giveaway Weekend - 22 March 2005
Guests can play PepperMillions every day absolutely free, by swiping their free Passport player's card at the PepperMillions kiosk. Players win an instant prize and game letter on each swipe. The 100 amazing instant prizes include cash, comps, gifts, free plays on Mr. Money's Free Slot Play Challenge and much more.The - read more »

Anthony Coussa Invents New Version Of 'Hold'Em' - 22 March 2005
A new version of "Hold'Em" has been invented. It has the potential of supplanting the existing game that's being played today. The status of the game is patent pending, US60/654,786.The new version of "Texas Hold'Em" should be of great interest to the public in general, and especially to the many millions watching the - read more »

Nautica Charity Poker Festivals Bring Texas Hold 'Em to Cleveland This Summer - 21 March 2005
Plans are underway for a series of weekly Charity Festivals that will bring poker, including Texas Hold 'Em, to the Nautica Entertainment Complex on the west bank of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio this summer. The Nautica Charity Poker Festivals will consist of up to 12 four-day festivals operated by different c - read more »

Online Bookmakers Unanimous Over Anwar Robinson, but American Idol Contestants Bice and Turner Making Headway - 21 March 2005
American Idol may enjoy huge ratings success, but betting on the show hasn't exactly caught on like wildfire just yet., which regularly monitors wagering popularity on specific events, has noticed very little interest. Compare this with the over one million dollars wagered on both the 2004 Elections and 2 - read more »

The Vegas Sin-city Attitude Corrupts Miami’s Nightclub Scene - 20 March 2005
Magazine publisher and media mogul Michael Politz, invited the most influential nightclub owners and operators in The Sin city otherwise known as Las Vegas together for a photo shoot and cover story for his publication Las Vegas Food & Beverage Magazine (LVF&B). Entitled, “King of Clubs” the magazine turned the spotlig - read more » Puts an Early End to Woman's Auction - Their Newest "Body BillBoard Babe" Gets Bought After First Day On Ebay - 20 March 2005 Puts An Early End To Woman's Auction; Their Newest "Body Billboard Babe" Gets Bought After First Day On has added another living ad space their Ebay shopping cart. Fitness model, Tana Gabrielle, of Charlotte N.C. will soon be donning the online casino's infamous tattoo, only this - read more »

A Voice for Australia's Poker Machine Gamblers - Finally Australia has a Peak Body Willing to Speak Out for the Nation’s Almost 8 Million Poker Machine Gamblers - 20 March 2005
Duty of Care represents gaming machine consumers Australia wide offering services such as public speaking, legal action, political lobbying, school education, parliamentary submissions, consumer complaints and practical advice for consumers, their families and friends, with support from a worldwide advocate network and - read more »

Bluff Magazine Hits the Airwaves - 19 March 2005
America's #1 poker magazine has announced that it has taken over the airwaves. Upstart poker radio show, Poker Night Radio, has been re-launched as the Bluff Magazine Poker Hour and, every Wednesday at 6PM PT/9PM ET, brings news, insight and interviews from the thrilling world of poker, America's fastest growing sport. - read more »

US giant Sands unveils plans for 1.8-billion-dollar Macau casino complex - 18 March 2005
American gaming giant Las Vegas Sands unveiled plans for a 1.8-billion-dollar casino complex that would set Asian gambling haven Macau on the road to becoming the world's biggest casino attractionSands lifted the covers off details of its Macau Venetian resort, an almost identical replica of its famous namesake hotel a - read more »

Online Gambling set for legalization in at least 1 state - 17 March 2005
Undeterred by murky federal law and emboldened by a trade ruling, at least three states are edging toward legalizing online gambling, and Great Britain is on the verge of permitting its land-based casinos to take bets online from U.S. citizens.Those are the latest assault on the federal Wire Act of 1961, which bans use - read more »

Online casino plans float - FT - 16 March 2005
Online casino is set to float in the second half of this year for around $1.6 billion (840 million pounds), the Financial Times has reported in an unsourced article.Cassava Enterprises, the owner of and one of the world's biggest Internet gambling groups, has hired Credit Suisse First Boston to prepare - read more » Drops a Bombshell on LA Fashion Week at the Geffen Contemporary for Gen Art's "New Garde" Event - 16 March 2005
Pokertropolis sent its Bombshell models to the Gen Art and Acura event at the Geffen Contemporary Museum of Modern Art, and they spent the entire night making an impact among the gala attendees. Held in downtown Los Angeles at MOCA's Geffen Contemporary Museum, the Gen Art and Acura event was billed as one of the hotte - read more » launches FREE $1 million weekly lotto - 15 March 2005
sportingbetUSA launches a brand new free online lottery with a whopping $1million weekly jackpot. The lottery adds the most popular numbers game on the planet to sportingbetUSA's existing assortment of sports wagering, casino gambling and poker.Just about every State in America has its own lottery and now sportingbetUS - read more »

Northern California's Largest Casino School Adds More Casino Training Options - 15 March 2005
The Casino Dealer College with Casino Schools in San Francisco and Sacramento California, and recently featured on Good Morning American, announced major additions to their casino training options last week. On top of the very successful Poker, Blackjack and Pai Gow Dealer Courses, the Casino Dealer College is now offe - read more » Million IV--World's Largest ''Limit'' Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament Expected to Boast $7+ Million Prize Pool for WPT Tournament on the High Seas - 15 March 2005
Largest Cruise Ship Ever Chartered Solely For Poker Will Tour The Mexican Riviera One whale of a tournament is waiting for the approximately 725 fortunate players who make the field in the 2005 Million, setting sail from San Diego harbor on Saturday, March 19, 2005. The prize pools for the world's larges - read more »

Absolute Poker Sees Record Growth, Becomes World’s Fifth Largest Online Poker Destination - 14 March 2005
Absolute Poker (, one of the Web's most popular and successful online poker sites, is thrilled to announce that it is now the fifth largest online poker destination in the world. "Absolute Poker has experienced tremendous growth over the past three months, more than doubling our deposits, revenue, - read more »

Las Vegas Sands in Deal for Macau Casino - 14 March 2005
U.S. casino operator Las Vegas Sands will team up with Hong Kong's Regal Hotels International on a hotel-casino project in the booming southern Chinese gambling enclave of Macau, the Hong Kong company said Monday. The first phase of the project in Macau's Cotai area will offer at least 1,500 rooms, a casino and a showr - read more »

Traci Bingham, TV Super Star Joins the EmpirePoker Team - 13 March 2005
Men and women alike cannot help but gaze when Traci Bingham enters a room. With her exotic beauty and high energy, she captivates every person she meets. Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, youngest of seven children, attending high school and studying theatre with A-list actors such as Matt Damon, Ben Affleck - read more »

Steve Wynn returns to the Strip - 13 March 2005
Master casino-builder Steve Wynn becomes a player on the Las Vegas Strip again when his $2.6-billion, 217-acre resort opens in late April on the site of the former Desert Inn.Wynn Las Vegas -- a gracefully curving 50-story bronze tower surrounded by a man-made mountain, lake and golf course -- debuts April 28, marking - read more »

Eric Brenes Wins the WPT Invitational - 12 March 2005
WPT Insider (, the leading source in World Poker Tour coverage, was on site for the WPT Invitational, the 12th stop of the third season of the World Poker Tour.Costa Rican poker professional Alex Brenes survived a field of 238 players to win the 2005 World Poker Tour (WPT) Invitational Freerol - read more »

Kathy Liebert, TV Poker Champ, Becomes Spokeswoman for PartyPoker.Com - World's Largest Poker Room - 11 March 2005
Fresh off a stunning victory in televised poker's Battle of the Sexes, Kathy Liebert--one of the all time leading female money winners in professional poker--has joined as its spokeswoman. With her decisive win Liebert has vaulted into the public eye. On a show that aired March 4, she prevailed over 11 m - read more »

5th Street International Poker Magazine Voted Number One Industry Friendly Publication - 11 March 2005
5th Street International Poker Magazine wasted no time when it slammed onto the scene with a premier issue packed with high content and excellent quality. Poker greats such as Layne Flack, Daniel Negreanu, and the Soprano's star Steve Schirripa graced the pages with interviews containing helpful tips and advice for pla - read more »

Gaming Corporation PLC UK Regulatory Announcement: Launch of Skill Gaming Site - 10 March 2005
Gaming Corporation plc "Gaming Corporation" or the "Company", the owner of the UK's most visited gambling website today announces the launch of, a new website targeting the rapidly growing skill gaming market.The launch of expands Gaming Corporation's gaming off - read more »

World Poker Exchange Announces Exclusive Partnership With Professional Poker Champ Susie Isaacs - 09 March 2005
World Poker Exchange (WPE) today announced an exclusive partnership with professional poker champion Susie Isaacs. The agreement is the first of its kind for the rapidly expanding poker site and calls for the organization to officially sponsor Isaacs in a large tournament series, beginning this week at the Pro Poker T - read more »

Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi Wins See-Saw Heads-Up Battle at L.A. Poker Classic - 09 March 2005
World Poker Tour Insider (, the leading source in World Poker Tour coverage, was on site for the L.A. Poker Classic, the 11th stop of the third season of the World Poker Tour.Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi outlasted a field of 538 players to win the $10,000 buy-in No Limit Texas Hold'em World - read more »

"Pro-Am Poker Players Expo" To Kickoff - National Tour Oklahoma City, Ok March 17–19 - 09 March 2005
The Poker Player's Expo will feature vendors and special guests from around the world. Among the industry representatives will be poker authors, casino personnel, tournament promoters, gaming device manufacturers and a host of others. The expositions will also feature a vast array of poker collectibles including chips, - read more »

Yarmouth could be a gambling capital - 08 March 2005
Yarmouth could land the economic jackpot of a new-style regional casino, attracting more than three million visitors a year.The scheme, backed by the Hilton Group, was last night predicted to transform the resort into the gambling capital of the East Coast.It would be expected to attract 3.3 million visitors a year, ma - read more »

Britain to trump Las Vegas tricks - 07 March 2005
Enticing gamblers with free drinks and pheremones will not be tolerated in the new super-casinosBRITISH super-casinos are to be banned from using Las Vegas-style psychological trickery to entice customers to part with their cash, The Times has learnt. Tessa Jowell, the Culture Secretary, has taken fright at some of the - read more »

Mississippi's Grand Casinos may get new names with merger - 07 March 2005
The Grand Casinos in Mississippi may get new names with their parent company's pending acquisition by Harrah's Entertainment. The Grand Casinos have resorts in Gulfport, Biloxi and Tunica County. "You can expect that going forward we will have three trademark brands - Caesars, Horseshoe and Harrah's," Harrah's spokesma - read more »

Andrew Beveridge, Chief Executive of the international regulatory body eCOGRA spoke out today on the recent discovery that the Gambling Federation Group software download had for some months included a covert element of malicious software (malware) designed to block users from the sites of competitors."eCOGRA believes - read more »

Harrah's Shuts Down U.K. Gambling Web Site - 06 March 2005
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. has suspended the operations of an online gambling site based in the United Kingdom after posting losses of $9.3 million last year. The move marks the second time a Las Vegas casino giant has tried and failed to tap into the lucrative Internet gambling market.The site, called Lucky Me, was i - read more »

UK Betting PLC Launches new poker site - 05 March 2005
British online betting firm ukbetting Plc launched a new poker site on Friday, boosting its shares, as a new report predicted the global online poker market could double in 2005. Technological advances have made online gambling one of the few financial success stories for Internet businesses. "In the last year the arri - read more » Announces First $1.5 Million Paradise Masters Online Championships - 04 March 2005 is proud to announce the first Paradise Masters Online Championships March 1 to 6, 2005. This week-long celebration features a series of tournaments and events where players compete for cash and prizes.The highlight of the week will be a No Limit Texas Hold'Em tournament with a prize pool valued well - read more »

WPC Showdown Caters to the Growth of Women Entering Competitive Poker Tournaments - 03 March 2005
The Next WPC Showdown Tournament is to be held April 14 - 16, 2005 at Trump's Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.With four tournaments, optional poker classes, a seminar, and a satellite tournament for the World Series of Poker ladies event, the WPC Atlantic City Showdown promises to be the one of the most exciting and anticip - read more »

Trump bails out of casino plan for French Lick - 03 March 2005
Donald Trump's casino company promised Orange County residents they would get a $108 million casino, complete with marble floors, carved stairway banisters and sparkling chandeliers.But the financially troubled company couldn't deliver.On Wednesday, six months after awarding Indiana's 11th casino to Trump Hotels & Casi - read more »

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Reports Record 4th Quarter Net Revenues and Adjusted EBITDA for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2004 - 03 March 2005
Rock Hotel, Inc. ("Hard Rock"), which owns and operates the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, today reported 4th quarter net revenues increased $3.0 million, or 9%, to a 4th quarter Company record of $35.4 million compared to $32.4 million in the year-earlier three-month period. The Company also announced - read more »

William Hill blames casino U-turn for £453m refund - 03 March 2005
William Hill yesterday said it would return £453m cash to shareholders after the Government's U-turn on the Gambling Bill had scuppered its plans to expand in the casino market.The cash-generative bookmaker said the Government's decision to restrict new casinos to 24 reduced the scope for acquisitions or mergers betwee - read more »

Absolute Poker Celebrates 100 Million Hands Played, Offers Cash Bonuses to Coincide with Milestone - 02 March 2005
Absolute Poker (, one of the web's most popular and successful online poker sites, is days away from setting a new company benchmark when it deals its 100 millionth hand. As this milestone approaches, the excitement is building -- Absolute Poker players are getting ready to win cash prizes that co - read more »

Table Mountain Casino Celebrated Over $4 Million in Payouts - 02 March 2005
Only three days apart, two Valley residents took home a combined total of $547,604 and a Harley Davidson Motorcycle. This is proof positive that Table Mountain Casino is the perfect place to take a "Lucky Break."Guests need only travel 15-minutes outside of Fresno to enjoy 2,000 popular slot machines from five cents to - read more »

CEO says IGT 'will be as big as people anticipate' - 02 March 2005
Reno-based International Game Technology dominates the slot machine market and has major growth potential, but shareholder Frank Hammond of Reno wants to know why the share price is sinking.He got his chance to ask the top executives Tuesday at the annual shareholders' meeting at IGT's south Reno headquarters and manuf - read more »

World Series of Poker taping at Rincon Casino - 02 March 2005
Wednesday marks the final day that residents of San Diego County can catch world-class poker action in their own backyard. Harrah's brought its wildly popular World Series of Poker to the Rincon casino over the last 10 days as part of the inaugural Circuit Tour. The championship event began Sunday with a $ 10,000 buy-i - read more »

Singapore lawmakers debate whether casino is good for their country? - 01 March 2005
Legislators discussed the pros and cons of opening a casino in Singapore in a debate highlighting the conflict over the city-state's desire to increase revenues while maintaining its clean-living image. Singapore has yet to approve the idea, but has invited local and international companies to outline concepts for a le - read more »

State Bars Texas Hold 'Em Tournaments In Taverns - 01 March 2005
Players might argue otherwise, but state regulators say there's enough luck to Texas hold 'em to make it illegal for bars to host the wildly popular poker game."Gambling activities in places with a liquor license are illegal," said Barbara Subastian, deputy director of enforcement for the Michigan Liquor Control Commis - read more »