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888 Poker launch Webcam Hold’em feature

25/2/2011
888 Poker are putting the face back into poker face, by allowing players to interact with each other via webcam. The ‘pokercam’ is in partnership with video chat provider ooVoo, and enables players with webcams to see each other when playing cash games of Texas hold’em.

A statement from 888 Poker read: “The option builds on the strong social aspects of 888Poker.com’s rooms, which already lead the way in the use of personalised avatars providing an immersive social experience in which players can interact together.”

The poker site said that this latest feature builds on the successful overhaul of its Poker 6 platform, which improved usability and also enabled serious competitors to enjoy the perks of three-dimensional poker.

They also added that players can use the pokercam option within the site’s ‘Teams Tournament’ feature, where they will be able to join a virtual squad, for additional social interaction. As well as competing for a share in the traditional prize pool, players then have the opportunity to score points for their team, with a portion of the jackpot being shared amongst all of the members of the winning squad.

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