Poker Ocean Opens Skin of TitanPoker

Poker Ocean was launched this month in full force by the owners of TitanPoker and previous owners of NoblePoker. Poker Ocean is expected to be the next big wave in online poker. (

The software will have similar quality to that of Titan Poker because it is considered a skin of TitanPoker. TitanPoker hit the market last year and became an instant success. Poker Ocean will continue the trend of offering Sit and Go poker jackpots when players win multiple tournaments in a row. With the launch of the software Poker Ocean will start things off with a $200 bonus but will not offer an instant $10 free to users like TitanPoker did during their launch.

Poker Ocean looks to have the same theme as rival ParadisePoker with the ocean background and layout. In the lobby a full screen of a tropical lagoon and rainforest background is present. The software now has beverage tables and trees in the corner of the screens. The player animations will host a 3D like quality without slowing of the game. The extreme 3D animations will not be added to the software which was found in previous versions of Noble Poker.

Live support with a twist was launched with Poker Ocean. The support team is trained to immediately queue in when the player first registers to help the users find everything they need.

Poker Ocean is part of the Playtech gaming software and is part of the iPoker Network. Progressive poker Jackpots continue to be a popular aspect to these poker rooms and the tradition will continue on with PokerOcean. ( has picked up PokerOcean as their featured Windows based poker room because of uniqueness and software quality. “The unique progressive Sit and Go tournaments and software graphics lead us to proudly add PokerOcean to our site,” said one of the owners of

Philippines Regulator First Cagayan Recognises eCOGRA Standards for Online Casinos and Poker Sites

The Philippines-based Asian e-gaming regulator, Cagayan Economic Zone Authority through its Master Licensor, First Cagayan is the latest independent online gambling body to accept the global integrity and operational standards of eCOGRA (

First Cagayan President Albee Benitez signed off on the acceptance after several months of due diligence, during which the standards and outcomes-based testing methods used by eCOGRA in awarding the “Play It Safe” seal were closely studied by a team working under the direction of First Cagayan corporate legal counsel Katrina Nepomuceno.

“We are satisfied that the standards set by eCOGRA, and the inspection and monitoring systems that support these, comprehensively cover our requirements for safe, ethical and efficient online gaming operations,” Mr. Benitez said. “First Cagayan operates a competitive licensing program, cost- effective regulatory framework and disciplined operator and player protection policies, in a gaming jurisdiction that is safe and reliable.”

The agreement follows a similar acceptance of eCOGRA standards by the Malta regulator, Lotteries and Gaming Authority last month and one last year by the Kahnawake jurisdiction in Canada, covering hundreds of licensed brands. eCOGRA is currently in discussions with a number of other national regulators committed to player protection and fair gaming and hopes to conclude further agreements soon.

“This is another step toward our goal of forging valuable links and consistent standards with other regulatory bodies,” eCOGRA CEO Andrew Beveridge commented. “First Cagayan has accepted that operators using software supplied by eCOGRA members, and that is subject to eCOGRA’s principles and testing methodologies, will not be required to submit their software to further review and monitoring processes by other third party testing agencies required for a First Cagayan online gaming license.”

Seventy-six leading online casino and poker room brands, belonging to some of the most well established and successful online gambling groups in the industry now carry the eCOGRA “Play It Safe” seal, which helps players identify Internet gambling venues that have voluntarily committed to independent, player protective regulation and continuous monitoring.

About Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA)

CEZA is a government owned and controlled corporation created under The Republic Act No. 7922. CEZA possesses the power to operate on its own, either directly or through a subsidiary entity, or license to others, tourism-related activities, including games, amusements, recreational and sports facilities such as horse racing, dog racing, gambling casinos, golf courses, and others under priorities and standards set by the CEZA.

About First Cagayan

First Cagayan ( is a corporation formed under the laws of the Republic of the Philippines with SEC Registration No. A200005770. It is the duly authorised Master Licensor for e-gaming, providing regulated licensing for online gambling companies together with state-of-the-art Internet data centre facilities in Cagayan and Manila such as scaleable server hosting services, secured environmental and climate control, and reliable power and backup power. The jurisdiction has partnered with top international telecommunications entities to provide a Tier One communications infrastructure with access to the highest-capacity IP backbone in the Asia- Pacific region, with direct connectivity to the US and Europe. CEZA through First Cagayan accords gaming operators the chance to become part of a promising business environment, and provides a well-situated base to penetrate the gaming markets of the Asia-Pacific Region and the rest of the world.

About eCOGRA

eCOGRA, the independent standards authority for the online gaming industry, is committed to protecting online casino and poker players around the world. The non-profit organisation addresses the most important issues to players: fast payouts, fair gaming, responsive and efficient service and responsible operator conduct. To date, 76 sites comply with rigorous inspection, review and monitoring requirements and have been awarded the coveted “Play It Safe” Seal that identifies to players the safest online gaming sites on the Web. For more information on how eCOGRA is constantly improving standards in online gaming for players everywhere, go to

Kiwi Poker Introduces an Improved Layout, Mini-tables for Multi-tabling, Poker Tracker Compatibility and More

In its latest software upgrade Kiwi Poker has demonstrated its ability to keep one step ahead of the latest trends in online poker by introducing a familiar “document tree” style navigational layout, mini-tables to allow players to see all of their tables at once when they are multi tabling, Poker Tracker compatibility and more Beginners’ Tables!

Kiwi Poker features an amazing range of games to suit all tastes and budgets and their new navigational layout makes it easier than ever for players to find exactly what they are looking for. The new layout resembles a “document tree” where players expand the “tree” to narrow their selection. Once players have narrowed their selection down to display only the games that fit their criteria, these tables will appear in the lobby along with the number of players, Average Pot, Players per Flop & Hands Per hour etc. Players can then tick the Hide Full Check Box to remove all full tables.

As well as making it easier for players to find exactly what they are looking for, Kiwi Poker players will now also be able to see all of the tables they’re playing on at the same time, by using Kiwi Poker’s innovative Mini Tables features. Players at Kiwi Poker can play up to eight tables at simultaneously, and now they’ll be able to see all of them at once – well four of them anyway, the other four will open up over the top of the first four on a standard 768 x 1024 screen.

This latest update also makes Kiwi Poker compatible with Poker Tracker. Poker Tracker is a Windows based computer program that allows players’ to analyze their online Hold’em, Omaha and 7 Card Stud play. Kiwi Poker players have always been able to access their game histories in real time along with their stats and complete Cash Table & Tournament histories, but now they’ll be able to import their hand history into Poker Tracker and analyze all of this information!

In addition to these fantastic new improvements Kiwi Poker will also be introducing some new beginners’ tables which will only be open to players who have signed up in the last 30 days. They already offer a daily $100 Freeroll for any players who have signed up in the last month, but following this update they will be adding even more – so watch this space. These tables will enable new players to discover all of the amazing features available at Kiwi Poker while only playing against other new players.

It is features like these which explains why more and more online poker players are choosing to play poker online at Kiwi Poker, and their 100% First Deposit Bonus up to $500 provides even more incentive. On top of this Kiwi Poker frequently hosts satellites for WSOP, WPT & EPT events and is the only place online players can qualify for the New Zealand Poker Champs. Kiwi Poker also gives away thousands of dollars in freerolls and tournaments, including a monthly $100K and weekly $25K, $15K & $10K Guaranteed Prize tournaments.

Kiwi Poker is a member of the Kiwi Gaming ( family an independent off shore operation which is part of the land based Christchurch Casinos. This relationship brings with it over a decade of experience in the land based gaming industry and Kiwi Gaming’s five years online make it one of the industry’s pioneers.

As part of ‘s most prestigious casino organization Christchurch Casinos land-based gaming and hospitality interests attract visitors from around the world including North America, , Europe, and Asia.

Since Christchurch Casinos established its online gaming arm five years ago, Kiwi Gaming has a built a reputation as one of the finest e-gaming operations in the industry today.

Free Poker Products Promotion From We Do It All Vegas is Now Being Offered to Poker Players World Wide

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 15, 2006 — (, the leader in poker product sales, has announced their Free Poker Gifts program. Savvy poker players can now receive valuable free poker products plus receive some amazing exclusive bonuses We Do It All Vegas has arranged for their members.

In conjunction with the top online poker rooms and thanks to the purchasing power of the membership, their members can now receive some bonuses and promotions unique in the poker industry.

Poker players can select from a wide variety of free poker gifts including a 300 piece custom poker chip set, 4 Poker Card Guards, WeDoItAllVegas gift certificate, 3 Poker Books and more. ( has released their new web site design that contains many new features including poker news, WSOP and WPT coverage, updated forums, Rake Back programs, Exclusive Poker Tournaments and Internet Poker Freerolls, Poker Room Reviews, Poker Tools and much more.

Celebrity Poker Players Ante Up for Brain Tumor Research

Drawing on the soaring popularity of poker, The Tug McGraw Foundation is gathering an all-star team of entertainment and sports celebrities to challenge their guests playing Texas Hold ‘Em at the Foundation’s annual gala event, “An Evening with Tim McGraw & Friends: Honoring Those Who Make a Difference,” on November 3rd, 2006, at The Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Guests will be playing for a trip to Las Vegas and a seat at the table in the World Series of Poker.

“This is shaping up to be a very special evening, one that will both entertain and inspire people,” said Tim McGraw, the Grammy-winning country singer whose father, Tug McGraw, the famed Phillies and Mets relief pitcher, died from brain cancer in 2004. “In addition to trying their hand at poker, guests will enjoy a live stage show, live and silent auctions, and an awards ceremony honoring people who have helped to improve the quality of life for brain tumor patients and their families.”

Returning as Master of Ceremonies, legendary baseball analyst and commentator, Bob Costas, will recognize this year’s honorees: Chicago White Sox First Baseman, Jim Thome; one of the leading brain tumor researchers in the world, Dr. Darrel Bigner; President of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, Tom Muldoon; and Chairman of the Philadelphia Phillies, Bill Giles.

The celebrity poker players include former Chicago Bear Super Bowl winning quarterback, Jim McMahon. “I was a huge fan of Tug McGraw’s and was inspired by his tremendous courage. I’m happy to raise funds for research that helps brain tumor patients live better,” said McMahon.

Last year, approximately 400 guests attended the gala, which was held at Gotham Hall in New York City. George Bodenheimer, President of ESPN, Inc. and ABC Sports, accepted an award on behalf of ESPN, Inc. for its work to support brain tumor research. Awards were also given to Rusty Staub, Tug’s friend and teammate with the New York Mets, and Tim McGraw, the Tug McGraw Foundation’s Honorary Chairman. McGraw’s band, the Dancehall Doctors, performed along with Hot Apple Pie and the Warren Brothers.

For more information about “An Evening with Tim McGraw & Friends,” to purchase tickets, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, visit

The Tug McGraw Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization based in Napa, California. It was founded by former major league baseball player Tug McGraw in 2003 to help brain tumor survivors and their families live well by funding quality of life research and raising public awareness about brain tumors. The Foundation has established the Tug McGraw Center for Quality of Life and Supportive Care Research in Neuro-Oncology at Duke University, provides grants for brain tumor research, and awards scholarships to college students who exemplify Tug’s “Ya Gotta Believe” attitude.

Absolute Poker Launches New Summer Internship Web site and Freeroll Challenge to Celebrate Expansion of Internship Program

Absolute Poker ( ), the fourth largest online poker Web site in the world, released today a new Web site located at , which recounts the behind-the-scenes stories and photo diaries of the company’s seven interns who are now in their second month on the job at the company’s Costa Rican headquarters. Also announced today is the expansion of Absolute Poker’s internship program, making it quarterly and a new freeroll competition called “Bust the Interns” where players are invited to go head-to-head against the interns.

“The first couple of weeks have been a bit of a surprise for all of us,” remarks Benjamin James, internship director at Absolute Poker. “The interns weren’t expecting to be living in a mansion and going to the beach every weekend, and I wasn’t really expecting such an able workforce. Two of the interns even made the new site.”

As part of the Absolute Poker Internship program, ambitious, college-aged students are given the chance to work in an exciting new industry with very real jobs — all while living in paradise. Absolute Poker is excited to offer full time employment to the best of the current intern group.

“I came down here knowing this would be sweet, but I honestly had no idea…” exclaimed Jason Wofsey, one of the seven 2006 summer interns. “We play poker all the time, but the coolest part is coming up with new ideas for the company and then getting to implement them. Going to the beach and jungles every weekend is pretty unreal too. I graduate from college next year, and I want to work here.”

The internship program has already proven to be so successful that Absolute Poker is offering additional internships making the program quarterly.

To check out profiles, pictures and stories from the 2006 Summer Interns, visit . The site is updated on a daily basis.

About is the world’s fourth largest online poker destination offering worldwide access to multi-player online games 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Absolute Poker’s spring “Win Your Tuition” tournament is currently underway and more information can be found at . Powered by proprietary software, has one of the most comprehensive, interactive online poker rooms, providing such innovative features as hand history, stat retrieval, player note-taking, chat, “locate a player”, six-table play, customizable table “skins” and representative image selection. Absolute Poker offers many multi-player games including: Texas Holdem, Omaha High, Omaha Hi/Lo, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo, and a complete selection of Sit and Go and Multi Table Tournaments. offers friendly customer service that is always fast, knowledgeable, and professional. Established in 2003, is headquartered in Costa Rica and licensed and regulated in Canada.

Play poker on facebook

Play poker on facebook for free with your friends and other facebook poker players and have lots of fun and maybe even win some of the great prizes that Zynga poker gives away to tournament winners.To play poker on facebook with Zynga Poker is free and all you need to get started is a facebook account.


Facebook is a great place to play poker online for free but it is not the only place that you can play online poker for free.Did you know that you can play poker for free on the biggest online poker rooms?.Well you can play poker for free online at Poker Stars,Full Tilt Poker and Party Poker.All you have to do to play poker for free on PokerStars,Full Tilt Poker or Party Poker is download the free software onto your computer and start playing on the free play tables that these poker rooms provide to all players.


However this might be OK for a while but i,m sure you will get bored playing free poker with no chance of getting any prizes so why not sign up for the free online poker schools that these online poker rooms provide for free to anyone wanting to learn how to play poker. Poker Stars,Full Tilt Poker and Party Poker all have free online poker schools/academy,s that will teach you how to play poker to a very high standard for free and all good players will be given some free cash to start playing poker for real money on these poker rooms.


So to play poker for free on facebook just open a facebook account if you do not already have one or if you would like to play poker for free onPokerStars,Full Tilt Poker or Party Poker or join one of their poker schools/academy,s just click on the banners that are on this website and you will go directly to the homepage of whichever poker room you choose.

Texas Holdem poker deposit limits

When you are playing Texas Holdem Poker or about to set up a Texas Holdem poker account make sure you set your monthly deposit limit to an amount to can afford.You may make one big first time deposit when opening up a Texas Holdem poker site in order to get the best out of your 100% sign up bonus but remember you can,t be depositing that amount every single month so make sure you set a monthly deposit limit.


When you first start playing with your new Texas Holdem poker account with your first big deposit and your bonus money on the way you may think a monthly deposit limit is something you don,t need to think about and i hope your right but make sure you set it at an amount you can afford when you first start your Texas Holdem poker account because it may not always be that way.


When i first started playing Texas Holdem poker online i was still working my old job and making around $1600 per month.I subtracted my monthly bills and cost of living from that amount and decided that i could afford to lose $200 per month at poker.I opened two Texas Holdem pokeraccounts as i don,t like to play my poker all at the same place and set a $100 monthly deposit limit on both accounts so that i could not get myself into financial troubles .I advise that you set yourself a similar kind of monthly deposit limit.

Hope this advice helps you and keeps you out of financial trouble,good luck and hope to see you at the tables soon.

Play Sky Poker

Yes sign up with Sky Poker today and get up to £500 free when you make your first cash deposit.Plus every new poker player on Sky Poker gets entered into a prize draw where they can win between £1-£150.Sky Poker is easy and safe to download and install on your  computer and also has a fast and easy to use software.


One of the best and unique things about Sky Poker is that you can actually play tournaments live on Sky TV .Below are a list of some other benefits you get from playing Poker on Sky Poker.


500 points bonus when you sign up,you can deposit as little as £10,everyday Sky Poker gives someone  a £50 and £150 prize at random,you can watch Sky Poker on TV,a cash for points system and you can also learn how to play poker with the Sky Poker School.

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We’re proud to present, in partnership with Razer, The Complete Guide to PC Gaming, a series of guides, how-tos, and deep dives into PC gaming’s core concepts. Over the coming months, we’ll be covering everything from the basics of maintaining a clean and healthy system to more complex subjects such as overclocking, modding, and custom liquid cooling. Our goal is to build a one-stop shop for all PC gamers, whether you’re a veteran of the platform or you can barely tell a CPU from an SSD.

Many of the topics will pertain to the thing most central to PC gaming itself—the PC—but we’ll also be diving into non-hardware topics such as a guide to every PC gaming genre, what you need to know about different retailers, and how to take great-looking PC screenshots. There’s much more to come, and it’s all being made possible by Razer, which stepped up to support this months-long project.