PKR proving the popularity of 3D poker
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 12:00 AM
The popularity of PKR.com can't be denied - it's one of the fastest growing online poker websites with over three million players registering with the site since its launch in 2006. Impressive numbers for a company trying to crack a market already crowded market. So what's PKR got that the completion doesn't?
For starters, PKR employs 3-D software designed to make their poker room look more like a console video game than the decidedly dated 2-D platforms used by its rivals. This ground-breaking software also allows players to create their own unique avatar, and control every aspect of their appearance including facial structure, hair styles, a massive clothing range (including 'locked' items that can be purchased with points earned while playing the game) and other external visuals.
Once you've got your character tweaked out and you hit the card room PKR's unique emote-control technology lets you bring your personality to the fore with a huge range emotions and movements such as crying over a bad beat, psyching out and taunting opponents and chip tricks that you can perform with the click of a mouse.
PKR's range of lush game environments include a TV studio (complete with audience), a luxury cruise ship and a relaxed home game setting. As with everything else on PKR, the companies video games heritage means these environments deliver an experience unrivalled by other online poker rooms with sights and sounds to delight the senses.
Like most other online poker rooms PKR offers both real and play money play - meaning poker newbies can experience a lot of what PKR has to offer without having to worry about swimming with the sharks.
PKR have also gone to a lot of effort to make their room a fun and relaxing place to hang out and that extends to their community. Poker players aren't always the friendliest lot - but PKR exudes a fun, easygoing vibe that extends from the tables to their highly active forums. And social networking tools like My PKR (where users can tweak their character, message other players and track their poker results) are well thought out and fun to use so you'll find plenty to do even when you're away from the tables.