February 2008 News Article Archive

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Bodog to Host Inaugural Bodog Poker Open - 23 February 2008
Online poker players will be competing this March for some serious cash, not to mention serious bragging rights, when Bodog hosts its inaugural tournament series, the Bodog Poker Open (BPO). Starting on Monday, March 3, the BPO will feature five preliminary events, all leading up to the series' championship, the $500 b - read more »

Absolute Poker Signs Contract with Astrophysicist-Turned-Model Liv Boeree - 22 February 2008
What does poker have in common with astrophysics? At first glace, not a whole lot. But that hasn't stopped popular online poker site AbsolutePoker.com (http://www.absolutepoker.com/) from bringing a 23-year-old astrophysics graduate on board to represent the site in the UK market.Absolute Poker today announced that Liv - read more »

Titan Poker Players to Hit the Pubs and Play Poker in Dublin - 22 February 2008
Titan Poker (http://www.titanpoker.com/), the largest poker room on the iPoker Network, will send a delegation of the best online poker players from across Europe to participate in Ireland's biggest poker event. The internationally renowned online poker site will be sending players from countries including Denmark, - read more »

Card Player Pro Announces the Most Talkative Addition Yet - 21 February 2008
Card Player Pro announces that Mike "The Mouth" Matusow has joined its team of online poker instructors. Matusow, who has close to $6 million in tournament winnings, is a two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, and the 2005 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions winner, adds his uninhibited charisma and - read more »

PlayersOnly Extends Entry Deadline for $10K Video Contest on YouTube - 16 February 2008
PlayersOnly.com online casino and poker room is extending the entry deadline for their $10,000 video contest on YouTube.com. Video clips showing what it takes to be a “player” can now be uploaded until March 15 to YouTube.com/Group/UnleashThePlayer.“As word of the contest has spread, we've been getting lots of inquiri - read more »

Skilled Team of Players to Represent Titan Poker at South African Poker Open - 05 February 2008
Titan Poker (http://www.titanpoker.com), the largest poker room on the iPoker Network, will send a highly skilled delegation of poker players to the South African Poker Open. Three of these players will travel from Canada to attend this exciting South African event, and the fourth player will arrive from The Netherlan - read more »

Card Player Poker + Sports Magazine Partners with Genting Stanley Casinos for National Poker Championships - 05 February 2008
Card Player Poker + Sports is pleased to announce its exclusive media partnership with leading UK casino group, Genting Stanley, for the Genting Stanley National Poker Championships 2008.The championships, which take place from Mar. 26-30 in Genting Stanley's Manchester, Southend, and Nottingham casinos, will receive s - read more »

EU probes Swedish and German online gambling laws - 01 February 2008
Internal market commissioner Charlie McCreevy has given Germany two months to respond to an official request for information explaining its new law banning all online gambling in order to see whether the ban falls foul of EU treaty provisions on the free movement of services.In a statement on Thursday (31 January), the - read more »

French Open organizers taking online betting companies to court over gambling - 01 February 2008
French Open organizers have filed a lawsuit in a bid to ban online gambling companies from offering bets on the Grand Slam tournament. The complaint filed Friday in courts in Liege in eastern Belgium and in Paris claims that Internet betting companies stain the reputation of the clay-court championship at Roland Garros - read more »