LGBT poker room unveiled as lgbt-poker.com opens for business with the lofty aim of being one of the most prestigious and highest ranked poker rooms in the world.
“We were born on May 17th, 2014.”
That’s the statement adorning the newest online poker room to hit the market: lgbt-poker.com.
Not much is known about the new site except that it is tailored to provide a poker-playing, and social experience, for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) community.
It’s a play money site, but it does offer a twice-weekly free roll with the chance to earn €100 in cash, and these tournaments start at 8pm (GMT) on a Wednesday and Saturday, with the top three finishers receiving a cash prize. Each player has 1,500 chips and the blinds increase every 5-minutes!
The site welcomes complete newbies to the game with a well-tailored video designed to explain the rules of Texas Hold’em, which is the only game played on the site.
There are plans for a Bad Beat Jackpot, and cash games, but at the moment only tournaments and SNGs are available.
There were around 67 players on the site when I dropped in to the say hello. Players have the ability to use a live webcam and mic to chat and have a gander, but everyone was a bit camera shy during my visit. There is also a private chat area where you can send a private message to any individual player.
The game is browser based, so it’s very quick and easy to get up and running, and any money won in the free roll tournaments is transferred via ‘Western Union within 12 hours after filling in the appropriate forms.’
The new site has also spawned social media outlets on Twitter and Facebook, but as of yet the noise is very quiet indeed.