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Saturday, December 04, 2004

NTN to offer Texas Holdem

Press Release

This story is a bit old, so you may have already seen it, but I've been busy so I haven't posted it yet. I guess with the help of Phil Gordon, NTN has developed a Texas Holdem game that will be playable in sports bars and the like. For those of you who have no idea what NTN is, if you've ever been to a bar, usually a sports bar, and seen people playing some sort of trivia game with a weird remote looking thing and one of the TV's, that is NTN. If you've never seen that, thats still what NTN is, you'll have to take my word for it. How poker will work in this setting will be interesting. Whenever I've seen the NTN game a table of people would be playing as a team, against other tables at that bar, or nationwide or whatever. Team poker could be amusing. There's also the problem of no money being involved. Players might care about winning, or getting ranked nationally, but without an actual cash interest in the game, people tend to stop taking it as seriously. Just try playing a free money game at any of the online sites.

Just in case you thought you could get away from poker by going out for a drink, or to watch the game, you are soon to be wrong.


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