Dec
2nd

Bet365 Poker has announced that it is offering its loyal players with an opportunity to get into the festive spirit by having a chance to win a share of $100,000 in prize money in its special opt-in prize draw Christmas Giveaway promotion.

The poker room has revealed that it will be awarding 200 cash prizes in daily raffles as well as iPads, iPhones and MINI Firsts between Saturday, 1st December and Thursday, 27th December, 2012.

Players wishing to participate in this promotion are merely required to opt in and commence earning points.

Bet365 Poker offers $100,000 Christmas Giveaway!

Feb
20th

The gaming industry has been warned by a wall street gaming analyst that no significant changes will be seen to the US online poker laws before next year.

This warning follows a report that the online poker legislation that was eagerly awaited was not contained in the bill by Sen. Harry Reid. The bill has already been approved by Congress and now awaits President Obama’s signature which is one of the main reasons for the delay in the US online poker laws. US Delays Online Poker Laws until 2013

Feb
6th

Popular member of boy band “Take That” has been criticized for planning to launch a new online poker site.

Anti-gambling campaigners and fans have been enraged that the singer is launching the website as they claim that 37 year old Williams, a former drug addict, will be raking in cash from vulnerable addicts.

According to Williams’ site, RobbieWilliamsPoker.com is where poker players and Robbie Williams’ fans play each other in order to score great prizes and create the craziest avatars. The site goes on to say that it is NOT a Gambling Offer as all games are played with virtual game money with no value. Robbie Williams Launches Online Poker Site

Dec
7th

Many poker players were taken by surprise last week when the Microgaming Poker Network suddenly announced that the Canadian based Kahnawake Gaming Commission regulatory authority had taken the 24 Poker site offline and had, in fact, suspended its gaming license on 24th November, 2011. Kahnawake took this action after receiving complaints with regard to 24 Poker’s lack of response to inquiries from the authorities as well as from players. The Kahnawake Gaming Commission has also issued a Show Cause Notice against 24 Poker giving the operator 30 days to respond.

Microgaming has, therefore, suspended the network on which its games were played and made a statement announcing that they had blocked all game play on the 24 Poker website due to the Kahnawake Gaming Commission’s suspension of 24 Poker’s gaming license. The statement went on to say that the Kahnawake Gaming Commission and Microgaming had unsuccessfully attempted to contact 24 Poker’s management team. 24 Poker has License Suspended

Nov
20th

PKR.com, the popular next generation online poker domain, has announced that Jake Cody, the Triple Crown winning superstar, has been added to its Team PKR Pro squad of sponsored players.

Twenty two year old Cody is one of the youngest of poker’s four Triple Crown winners after adding a World Series of Poker bracelet to his European Poker Tour and World Poker Tour titles. He is one of the most accomplished poker players in the world with over $3 million in lifetime earnings.

After discovering poker for the first time Cody made an online deposit of a mere $10 and he has since turned this initial investment into a fortune. He has won four major live titles and numerous other online tournaments and now finds himself in the forefront of European poker. Jake Cody signs for PKR.com

Oct
31st

Since the seizure by the United States authorities of the domains of popular US facing online poker sites which included Ultimate Bet (UB.com), Absolute Poker, Full Tilt Poker and Poker Stars, most players at these sites have been fighting an unsuccessful battle to see the return of their money.

Despite the fact that players at Poker Stars have already been paid out most of the money due to them, Full Tilt Poker players fear that they may not be successful in accessing their cash for a very long time.

Players at online poker sites Absolute Poker and UB.com which are licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission have also not yet had their money paid out to them. Absolute Poker to Pay Players Back Shortly

Aug
20th

The Isle of Man based Microgaming Poker Network is offering online qualifiers to its European Championships of Single Table Tournaments (ECPSTT) a chance to win a cool €1 Million.

Microgaming will run its European Championships of Single Table Tournaments, which is a live tournament scheduled to be held at the Portomaso Casino in Malta in November, 2011.

The European Championships of Single Table Tournaments is a Microgaming exclusive event that has been specifically designed to find Europe’s top single tournament player. The prize of a € 4,300 winner’s package includes a buy-in to the € 2,200 ECOSTT Main Event, a € 550 buy-in to a NL Hold’em Side Event, entry into an MTT Turbo Bounty tournament as well as four night’ accommodation at the Hilton Malta hotel together with travel and spending money. Microgaming offering Online Poker Initiative

Jul
31st

PaddyPowerPoker.com will soon be launching a promotion that will see those players who play regularly at the site win prizes that include entry into $2,000 freerolls right up to a $4,000 cash bonus.

This special promotion, titled Paddy’s Iron Man, will commence on Monday 1st August and continue for a full month during which period regular players will be awarded with points that can then be redeemed for one of many prizes.

PaddyPowerPoker.com launches Iron Man Promotion