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Teens catching poker fever – As craze spreads, parents debate risks of young Hoosiers gambling . …

Online poker has boomed in recent years. Now the aim is to develop it further — maybe with interactive TV gambling . …

Poker big deal in region – TV coverage has made old-time card game next big thing – Feb 26, 2005 Martin Derbyshire, Staff Writer – . from this author – Do you know what it’s like to flop the nut flush? How about catching a set on the river or calling with a straight draw against a monster? You can bet legions of Texas hold ’em poker fans do. . …

Poker players and lawyers gathered around a table last night—sans cards—to discuss everything from legal issues to card strategy in a forum on poker held at Harvard Law School (HLS). . …

A bill that would legalize Texas Hold’em tournaments cleared its first legislative hurdle on Wednesday. It’s one of the smaller gambling proposals lawmakers are likely to consider this session. Gov. Pawlenty’s proposal for a new state-tribal casino will be ready for legislative scrutiny shortly. . …

 

CLOUD, Minn., Feb. 19 – Not 20 minutes into a No Limit Texas Hold’em poker tournament at the Granite Bowl bar and grill here, State Senator Mike McGinn pushed his entire pile of chips into the pot. State Senator Dave Kleis hardly hesitated before following suit, and State Representative Tom Hackbarth quickly joined the “all in” chorus. . …

Poker has reached grand-slam popularity recently, and to capitalize on that, The Bombay Cafe will host a “No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em” poker tournament Sunday, Feb. 27. . …

If Connecticut legalizes Texas Hold ‘Em poker and other card games in restaurants and bars as proposed by one legislator, the Mohegan Sun will withhold the state’s share of slot machine revenue, a spokesman for the Uncasville-based casino said Monday. . …

Texas Hold ’em is sweeping the country, with high dollar tournaments featuring players of the poker game being held in bars and casinos around the country, and grabbing big ratings on cable TV networks. Just don’t try to play Texas Hold ’em in Texas. . …

BOSTON — A popular poker game is drawing attention from state authorities who say charities and businesses sponsoring big-money tournaments may be skirting the law. . …

A no limit Texas hold’em tournament with a top prize of $5,000 and a chance to play in the World Series of Poker will be held March 22 at the Ocala Hilton. The tournament is jointly sponsored by The National Association of Two-Year-Old Consignors and The Race for Education. . …

DURHAM — A state attorney will put his cards on the table this week when he asks a judge not to allow a commercial poker club to open in Durham. . …

Poker fans in the North Dakota House have lost a big hand. State law allows charities to run two poker nights each year. Bismarck Representative Dave Weiler put in a bill to get rid of the limit. . …

NEW YORK (AP) – Playing poker with Chris Moneymaker, the accountant who came out of nowhere to win the 2003 World Series of Poker, is a bit like shooting hoops with Michael Jordan – though lady luck can even the odds slightly. . …

Cape Girardeau, MO – You can find a Texas Hold ’em game on television almost any night of the week. Now you can find a Texas Hold ’em game just about any night in the Heartland. Six nights a week for the next month there will be a poker tournament at a Cape Girardeau restaurant or bar. . …

LEWISTON, Maine — The organizer of a Texas Hold ´Em tournament and many of the 120 people lured by the prospect of high-stakes poker were left grumbling after state officials set limits on the action. . …

Rep. Jim Kasper, R-Fargo, wants poker played over the Internet to be defined in the state Constitution as a game of skill rather than gambling. . …

 

HARRISBURG – On the day that Democratic leaders called for expanding legalized gambling to include poker and roulette, a debate between pro- and anti-gambling forces demonstrated how little each side has budged since slots were legalized seven months ago. . …

Don’t confuse All In for yet another shelter or lifestyle magazine. It’s for readers who want to improve their poker game or reclaim the deed to the house they lost in a game of Texas Hold ’em. . …

 

  1. MORRIS TWP. – Poker chips clicked like crickets and cigarette smoke curled from 11 tables Saturday night as guys and gals played the hottest card game in town – Texas Hold ’em – for a good cause. . …

(January 29, 2005) — A charity poker tournament scheduled for Sunday in Perinton has been postponed because organizers have been told that hosting the games might be illegal. . …

It may be one of the few vacation options upon which nudists, Harley Davidson enthusiasts and economic policy wonks might agree – not to mention gays, and fans of bluegrass music. Name a hobby, a personality type or a lifestyle choice and there seems to be a special-interest cruise geared to serve it. (Though wife-swapping cruises, which could be found on the fringes of the industry during the swinging 70’s, have disappeared.) . …

ESPN World Series of Poker; Celebrity Poker Showdown; Hollywood Poker Night; World Poker Tour: Hollywood Home Game; Poker Royale: Battle of the Sexes — what was once a shabby backroom game, writes TRALEE PEARCE, is now addictive must-see TV. Poker Night in Canada, anyone? . …

The day that some tribal leaders in Oklahoma have been waiting for and anti-gambling forces have dreaded finally arrived as some previously prohibited card games including poker and blackjack became legal at a handful of Indian casinos. Four tribes became eligible to introduce the games with the publishing of federally approved agreements between the state and tribes to expand gambling. . …

Thanks to ESPN’s almost constant airing of the “World Series of Poker,” along with shows like “Celebrity Poker Showdown” on Bravo and the Travel Channel’s “World Poker Tour,” the popularity of Texas Hold ’Em poker has skyrocketed. . …

Dan Morris wanted to find a place where he and a few friends could play poker without worrying about the legal consequences of underage gambling. So, the junior math and political science major created one: the UNL Poker Club. . …

I learned how to play poker a long time ago — first playing with my dad (for fun) as a kid, later as a teen, with friends on rainy days at a place called Dietz Lake (for pennies) and now at casinos or on cruise ships (only at dollar ante electronic games). Of course, back then we played Five Card Draw or Seven Card Stud and . recently a version called Caribbean. But today it’s all about Texas Hold’em. . …

LONDON – FHM and the online poker site The World Poker Exchange have signed a deal designed to promote poker as an essential man-skill. The deal culminates in a TV special to be aired on Bravo and Ftn. . …

“The Hawk” played a killer small-stakes game for 20 years before swiping the fourth-place title from many a seasoned professional in last week’s World Poker Tour contest in the Bahamas. . …

Poker, which just five years ago was considered taboo by many, is fast becoming one of the biggest sporting attractions out there. . …

In the latest incarnation of the television poker craze, the New England Sports Network and the YES network in New York plan to bring the Red Sox-Yankee rivalry to the poker table. . …

than $8,600 in prize money will be awarded at the Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament hosted by The Homemakers’ Auxiliary and the Rochester American Legion on Sunday, Jan. 23, at the Rochester Legion, 94 Eastern Ave., Rochester. . …

TILT. A new dramatic series about high-stakes poker players is set in Las Vegas but, unlike some other prime-time series we could name, it’s not something the Chamber of Commerce will adore. Premieres tonight at 9 on ESPN. . …

DAVISON, Mich. (AP) — Texas hold’em has a hold on the country, but lots of local folks were playing their cards right long before the televised poker craze began. . …

One of the odder developments in television – and this is a medium that has found fame for volunteer castaways and the workplace stylings of Donald Trump, among other freakish things – is the popularity of poker shows. . …

CARTER LAKE – The Chez Paree poker tournament proceeded as scheduled Friday night but building owner Butch Levell wondered if threats of shutting the game down didn’t keep some players away. . …

The Texas Hold ’em poker tournament planned Sunday at Brainerd High School for students and staff has been postponed indefinitely, Brainerd school officials said Friday. . …

MONTROSE – Friday night’s Texas Hold ’em tournament at Turn of the Century folded before the first hole card was dealt. . …

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A group of poker players said they were robbed Thursday night in Upper Arlington by two armed men, NBC 4’s Mike Bowersock reported. . …

Poker Prodigy LLC will be holding a five-week poker tournament starting with registration at 6 p.m. Monday at Joe’s Grille No. 7 in the Ameriplex. The tournament will feature $800 in cash and prizes. The top 10 winners will be eligible for an invitational tourney, with those top 10 eligible for an end tournament where they could win a World Series of Poker buy-in. . …

The online casino phenomenon has no doubt given way to the recent rise in poker popularity. Poker is being played at online casinos, on web TV, and recently some televised poker games have been getting some pretty high ratings. The recent World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour competitions were also both huge successes. Bravo recently created a new TV show that features some of your favorite celebrities playing poker on a weekly television series. . …

Live poker is being used to tempt people into North Carolina’s only legal gambling hall. The Harrah’s Cherokee Casino is planning to add poker tables early next year, joining the world-boom in the game. . …

A lot of people say the whole thing — the poker tables for sale in supermarkets, the proliferation of Texas Hold’em tournaments, the way poker supplies flew off the shelves this Christmas season even in Salt Lake City — started with a man whose improbable name is Chris Moneymaker. . …

(CBS) The very mention of poker evokes images of middle-aged men, cigars, and five-card stud. Not any. Today, Texas Hold ‘Em is the poker game of choice, and . and . people are playing it, in casinos, in tournaments, and at home. . …

SAN RAMON – Looking something like the Ghost of Christmas Past, John Schireck sat shuffling the deck at a card table with three uniform-clad baseball legends — Billy Martin, Dennis Eckersley and “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. . …

Walbridge was one of the first businesses in Southwest Missouri to host No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournament poker play and take advantage of the food and beverage sales that accompany it. . …

CARTER LAKE – . letters hit the fax machines at the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals and Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office Wednesday concerning the legality of Chez Paree holding a Texas-style poker tournament in Carter Lake. . …

PLAINFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 20, 2004–On a cold and rainy December night, over 250 people arrived at the Odyssey II cruise ship at Chicago’s Navy Pier. They came to enjoy an evening of No Limit Texas Hold’em with world champion poker player Annie Duke. The evening was a celebration of the product launch of Eagle Games’ and Donohoe Digital’s DD Tournament Poker Collector’s Edition featuring Annie’s likeness. All the guests had an opportunity to meet Annie and many lucky guests even had a chance to play against her at the feature table. . …

Belmont-bred poker ace becomes familiar TV face – By Michael S. Schmidt, Globe Correspondent – December 18, 2004 – From beneath the brim of his signature green Red Sox hat, Dan Harrington stared down his last three competitors in the 2004 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Two players had folded, and Harrington put his chips into play. After the first three cards — the flop — fell, Harrington moved his chips all in, a tactic that would either send him home or double his chip count if David Williams, the only other player in that hand, called his bet. Harrington, a professional player trying to push the amateur around, caught a bad break. In a rare bluff, Harrington lost the hand to a full house and walked away with $1.5 million, far from the first-place prize of $5 million, an all-time high. . …

“Poker: Bets, Bluffs and Bad Beats” is a great gift for your favorite poker player and a good read even if you don’t gamble. . …

PEORIA – A local poker league that apparently had been operating illegally for . than two months told its nearly 600 registered members last month it will not be giving out nightly prizes. . …

TEXAS CITY — An arraignment hearing for those cited for gambling during the poker tournament raid at Shenanigan’s Nightclub on Dec. 4 has been set for 8:30 a.m. Jan. 24 in the Texas City Municipal Court. . …

ROCHESTER, N.H. — A successful three-year gambling investigation has led police to nearly $390,000 from a sporting-card and video poker racket. . …

How it works: Contestant pays a set amount to enter tournament, is given a set number of chips with no monetary value and competes with other poker players at Texas Hold ‘Em. Winners determined by the player that ends up with all chips at a table. Winners then go on to compete against other individual table winners until only eight players left. Final eight compete at final table, and winner of this table is crowned champion. . …

  •  Bob Fornes of McKinleyville is the 2004 Poker Del Mar Champion. . …
  •  (AgapePress) – The executive director for the National Council on Problem Gambling says the combination of several factors has contributed to a poker craze among teens and young adults. . …
  •  Nyla Wells, 44, is a mother of four. But when her daughters are in school, she puts her motherly duties aside. . …
  •  Here’s a tip for you market gamblers out there: Ante up on poker stocks. . …
  •  The first ever semester-long No Limit Texas Hold’em poker tournament ended Saturday in the Champion of Champions competitions, and the winner walked away with a $350 poker table made by a UA student. . …
  • A boom box blares alternative rock in the background as a teenager deals cards to himself and six friends for a round of Texas Hold ‘Em — a poker game growing in popularity since being glamorized on television. . …
  • GREENSBORO — Lawndale North Business Park is a quiet, tree-bordered complex on a cul-de-sac, about a block from the hustle and bustle of Lawndale Drive. . …
  • This is what the City of Champions has been reduced to: hockey-starved sports fans gathered in bars around big-screen TVs watching people play cards. “I can’t believe how many people show up here to watch poker tournaments now,” said a gloomy Doug Munro, co-owner of Mo’s Sports Bar, 5420 Calgary Tr. . …
  • GREENSBORO — State investigators cited two alleged ringleaders and . than a dozen other gambling suspects Thursday in a late-night raid at a secret poker parlor off Lawndale Drive that advertised its games on the Internet. . …
  • SHIRLEY — The Ayer Rotary Club, incorporating members from Ayer, Shirley and Harvard, held a “No-Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament” on Sunday, Nov. 21, to benefit Loaves & Fishes. The tournament, held at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley, was an outstanding success, attracting well over 100 players from this area. . …
  • Caesars Palace will open its first poker room in at least 12 years. . …
  • Poker, for good or evil, wins young fans . …