|A new online poker room has been launched, marketing itself as the only online poker site targeted specifically at the Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community.|
ComeOutPoker.com has been designed to not only provide the quality online poker facilities found at traditional sites, but also to create an environment where players can develop a sense of community, post and view profiles and photos, and communicate with each other. A feature of the site is a variation of Texas Hold'em which is precisely the same as the original except that straights are eliminated from the hand hierarchy.
'Poker has long been a way for people to come together in a community-like atmosphere to meet, play and have fun,' said ComeOutPoker.com spokesman Marc Willis. 'The GLBT community is long overdue to enjoy the same excitement and fellowship that has been readily available to the straight community for years.'
ComeOutPoker.com estimates there are close to 3.6 million gay poker players in the US alone, and while the site was created specifically for the GLBT community, it is free for all online poker enthusiasts.
The site, which is run on Propriety Software and licensed in Antilles, shares most tables with the Bugsy Club network of players.