Poker is one of the most popular games on Facebook, and mainstream poker companies like World Poker Tour are now entering the fray. WPT Texas Hold ‘Em Poker is a game for Facebook where players can create avatars, puchase extra chips, earn achievements and play Texas Hold ‘Em against friends and other players over the social network.
Facebook players will have the opportunity to win prizes like WPT tournament poker chip sets to passage on the WPT Boot Camp Battle@Sea Cruise, a 7-night VIP poker trip for 2 on the Mexican Riviera. WPT is definitely doubling down on this application, and I wonder if this isn’t because the US government has been considering legalizing online poker in some areas of the country. If such a thing happens, expect Facebook to become a hotspot for Poker. Even companies like Zynga and EA, with their popular poker games, to enter the real-money gaming frenzy.
Alison Waite, a popular poker celebrity, hosts the game and her Alison Waite’s Facebook page is the fan page for the game, interestingly. Players can get updates about the application but also tips about the game, which underscores the fact that the game is meant to appeal to the beginner and the expert poker players on the web. Try the game here: WPT Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Facebook application page.