Poker News 2

CHEYENNE – Poker tournaments in Wyoming bars appear to violate state law because the establishment indirectly profit from selling food and drinks to players, according to Wyoming Attorney General Pat Crank. More …

MOORESVILLE — If you’ve ever seen the World Series of Poker on ESPN and wondered if you could do the same thing, now’s your chance. More …

The best card sharks in the world are competing for top dollar at Foxwoods Casino. It’s all part of the World Poker Tour, and the fans can’t get enough of it. More …

Poker mania is gripping the country. Shows like Celebrity Poker and ESPN poker tournaments are turning couch potatoes into poker players. More …

THERE IS an old quip that when it comes to organized crime, the Mafia is a piker compared to the government. That looked true last week when state officials let it be known that they coveted charity poker money. More …

ALBANY — Poker games on television are so popular that The First Round Bar & Grill in Albany wants to have poker tables at the restaurant, too. More …

MASSILLON, Ohio — A Texas hold’ em poker tournament in Stark County came up snake eyes, NewsChannel5 partner WQMX reported. More …

CONCORD, NH — Good card players know when to hold ’em, and when to fold ’em, and some New Hampshire lawmakers say it may be time to tax ’em. Charitable organizations around the state are raising money through poker tournaments, and some legislators wonder whether the state should get a share. More …

It’s Friday night at the on-campus Apollo dorms. Freshmen roommates Charles Morin, Christian Yepes, Danny Csonka and some of their friends are sitting around a plastic coffee table playing $1, no-limit Texas Hold ’em poker. The three roommates laugh and tell jokes and, every once in a while, glance at the television. More …

The game of poker is on a winning streak, thanks in part to the popularity of several television shows devoted to the game. And casinos, bookstores and retailers who sell poker gear say it looks like the pot is going to get even bigger. More …

MASHANTUCKET, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 12, 2004–Season One of the PROFESSIONAL POKER TOUR(TM) (PPT) is jampacked with a stellar line-up of All-Star players, 134 of which turned out for the Tour’s inaugural competition on November 9-10 at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Many of the game’s favorites played a hand in the elite competition, but only six prevailed. Chris Bigler, Jennifer Harman, Daniel Harrington, John Juanda, Casey Kastle, and Ron Rose will advance to the PPT Final Table on Nov. 19 where only one will capture the very first PPT victory. More …

Hat brims and sunglasses shadowed the faces of about 40 poker fans recently at the Buffalo’s Café in Jonesboro. More …

CORONATION Street’s bumbling butcher Fred Elliot is set to gamble away his family butcher’s shop. More …

Anyone who has watched any television over the past year has likely stumbled upon a program or series related to casino gambling. More …

HOUSTON, Texas – As reported by the KPRC Click2Houston: “A popular television show about playing poker has made the card game all the rage. Houstonians who can’t seem to get enough have found ways to cash in on the new fad. More …

Area residents didn’t have to travel out of state to get a little taste of Las Vegas last month when the United Way of Marion County held the Texas Holdem Poker Tournament at Golden Ocala. More …

BATON ROUGE, La. — The state’s top liquor regulator is looking for a test case to prove his contention that Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournaments held in bars are violations of state gambling law. More …

TORONTO — The CEO of CryptoLogic Inc. had good reason to wish “Happy Guy Fawkes Day” after his gambling software firm reported a 32 per cent rise in quarterly profits Friday. More …

One of the oldest games in the country is also one of the hottest. The name of the game is poker. Thanks to tournaments on TV and poker saloons online, and millions of Americans of all ages are playing again. More …

LAFAYETTE — A Texas Hold ’Em tournament set to benefit the United Way of Acadiana on Nov. 12 will go on as scheduled, agency officials said, despite a recent controversy surrounding bars that host the popular game. More …

People ask me all the time how they can improve their poker skills. Today, I am going to give you several ideas of things you can do to become a better player if that truly is your goal. If you don’t like an idea in one paragraph, skip it and go to the next, because I am going to mention lots of different things, and one idea might just suit your fancy. More …

ST. CLOUD, Minnesota – As reported by the Associated Press: “…Stearns County Attorney Janelle Kendall said she would not bring illegal gambling charges against the man who put on Texas Hold’em tournaments at a local bowling alley. More …

Builder Lee Hackett is an expert with a set of spades, and not just of the digging variety. The poker-mad 31-year-old spends more than 30 hours a week playing card games on-line. More …

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two bar owners who went to court to save their weekly poker tournaments from state liquor regulators threatening a crackdown acted prematurely and will have to wait until citations are issued, a state judge has ruled. More …

Bar owners, fearing they could lose their liquor licenses if they run afoul of state regulators, struck out Thursday in their attempt to get a state judge to declare it legal for them to host lucrative No Limit Texas Hold’em poker games. More …

CHICAGO – Nate Silver quit his $55,000-a-year financial consulting job in April to play poker. More …

The Poarch Creek Indians are making a big push to expand their gambling operations throughout Alabama. Tribal leaders are trying a new tactic to get the governor to allow full-scale casino gambling. It all might come down to the turn of a card. More …

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Eddie Cibrian and Chris Bauer have been tapped as the first actors to join the ensemble cast of ESPN’s upcoming drama series “Tilt,” which centers on the fictitious World Poker Championships in Las Vegas. More …

An attorney representing the Poarch Band of Creek Indians worked Wednesday on an request for a federal opinion that could allow poker games at tribal bingo halls. More …

The card sharks are circling. Poker has become the game to play, and people are bluffing their way to victory from senior centers to country clubs. You’ve seen it on TV and heard about those charity tournaments. How about hosting a poker night in your home? It can be simple or elaborate. More …

When one speaks of poker these days, it’s usually a version known as Texas Hold ’em, often played in so-called “tournaments.” More …

Maybe poker really is a sport. It’s televised. It’s awash in prize loot. And now there’s even an ownership feud brewing between its biggest promoters. More …

Jack Binion, the original host of the World Series of Poker at Binion’s Horseshoe, has signed on to host the event as well as a recently announced World Series of Poker tournament circuit organized by Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. More …

Gamblers in Montgomery may have a new game of chance in a few months. It appears the Poarch Creek Indians are expanding their operations to include table games for the first time – the result of poker’s popularity on tv. More …

Poker isn’t allowed in school, so eighth grade would-be card sharks ditch telltale chips, gather at lunch and use push-ups as currency: ”I see your five push-ups and raise you 15.” Faced with the same dilemma, high-schoolers bet bags of potato chips and cookies from their lunches, or toothpicks that they can quickly stuff into their pockets if the principal happens along. More …

When you answer the door on Beggars’ Night, you will see the usual array of ghosts, witches, goblins and whatever characters happen to be in vogue. More …

With poker’s popularity growing because of televised tournaments, retailers are betting that playing cards and chips will be among the must-have items during the holiday shopping season. More …

LAFAYETTE — Pilot’s Pub owner Tom Fornof consulted with his attorneys before starting poker tournaments at his bar in May of this year. More …

MILLVILLE — The city is looking to construct a new memorial park and the Tom Walkup Jr. Memorial Poker Run will kick off the first of many fundraisers that will help make this park a reality. More …

NEW ORLEANS — The poker craze triggered by cable TV’s coverage of the game has led some Louisiana bars to host “Texas Holdem” tournaments, putting them on a collision course with state liquor regulators. More …

THOSE old staples – sex, drugs and rock’n’roll – just aren’t getting the juices of America’s youth flowing like they used to. Not when there’s the chance to sit expressionless at a poker table, wearing dark sunglasses and a baseball cap pulled down over your eyes, for 12 hours at a time. More …

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – On Sept. 19, three of the luckiest guys alive finally caught a break and headed up to a room at the Borgata casino here for a rest in the middle of a long day at the World Poker Tour. In the past few years these three have each won millions of dollars – the talk generally gets less specific when losses come up – playing Texas Hold ‘Em, a card game that has stormed across television and computer screens and put poker in the middle of the table as never before. More …

LAS VEGAS – Harrah’s Entertainment and ESPN says they’ll capitalize on poker’s best-known event by beginning a series of high-profile tournaments across the country next year. More …

The Borgata casino kicked off the fourth stop on the acclaimed WORLD POKER TOUR Sunday, attracting record numbers of players to the second annual Borgata Poker Open. This year’s event attracted 302 players for a $3,020,000 prize pool, a $1,845,000 increase over last year’s event which drew 235 players. The winner of this year’s $10,000 buy-in event will take home $1,117,400 and will advance to the WPT Championship when the tour’s season culminates at Bellagio in April 2005. The WORLD POKER TOUR is the highest rated series in the history of the Travel Channel, airing Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT. More …

There’s been so much bluffing in the battle over Don Stohldrier’s proposed Green Meadows subdivision that the neighbors, city officials and the developer ought to just sit down for a game of Texas Hold ’em. More …

I hear Norman Chad in my sleep. Am I’m going nuts? Or do I just have visions of The Nuts, which I’ve learned during the past 2½ months is a poker hand that’s unbeatable. More …

The surge in popularity of live poker has done more than create a new generation of players. It has spurred casino game manufacturers to invest in the research and development of new table games designed to attract people who may be intimidated by participating in the “real thing”. More …

Zillions of people everywhere have been watching the coverage of the 2004 WSOP on ESPN on a weekly basis since the episodes began airing on July 6 (see Playing on Poker’s Draw). And by covering almost every event of the WSOP and dedicating 10 hours over a span of five weeks to the championship No Limit Hold’em tournament alone, ESPN has successfully capitalized on and accentuated the fact that the World Series is by far the biggest event in poker. More …

CHAPEL HILL — With no show of nervousness, University of North Carolina senior Deak Childress pushes more money than his entire education has cost him into the middle of the poker table. More …

Televised poker has introduced America to the lingo of Texas Hold ‘Em — the flop, the turn, the river. But some worry that poker’s rising popularity has introduced millions to the potentially addictive thrill of gambling. More …

The gambling public’s appetite for the game is so ravenous that the major Atlantic City casino poker rooms are holding daily tournaments and, in some cases, turning away would-be Chris Moneymakers by the score. Moneymaker was the 27-year-old Tennessee accountant who went from poker unknown to a $2.5 million winner in the 2003 World Series of Poker. It was his improbable feat, televised dozens of times on ESPN, that helped make Texas Hold ’em the hottest thing going in a casino. More …

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. A monthly poker tournament organized by a Virginia Beach police officer that attracted as many as 150 participants and featured a 45-hundred-dollar pot is over. More …

TAMA, Iowa (AP) — The popularity of televised poker tournaments has brought more players to the table, with some Iowa casinos planning to expand to meet demand. More …

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) Bravo is shuffling up and dealing a pack of 25 new famous folks for its fourth “Celebrity Poker Showdown” tournament. More …

Get your poker face on to help out a couple of great organizations this Saturday at the Driskill Hotel. More …