Naked Poker is Closed
The room has ceased operatons. It originally part of the Skill Games Network. I suggest you visit Doyle's Room instead. They obviously have a less sensual aura, but they do have the same "small poker community" feel.
Initial Review of Naked Poker - September 19th, 2006
This one caught me totally by surprise. With a name like Naked Poker, I'm not sure what to expect. I'm half-figuring topless dealers or some such nonsense. But, online?
When you visit the website of Naked Poker, there are a lot of scantily clad women, but no one is "in the shower" naked. It's a lot of strategically placed poker chips and the like. Still, I get th idea, and it's not terribly hard on the eyes.
As for the poker room itself . . .
Naked Poker appears to be running their own software, which isn't a big surprise. I can't imagine one of the established sites giving the ok for this kind of room to join in on their network.
The software requires a download, and is surprisingly crisp, and clean. I like the look of it.
They deal Holdem, Omaha (hi and 8 or better), 7 Stud (hi and 8 or Better), and Dealer's Choice games. That really surprised me, because I haven't seen Dealer's Choice online before, and to find it for the first time here was a shocker.
On the game rules pages of the website I found Triple Draw 2 to 7 listed, but I don't see any tables dealing just that game online. I haven't sat down at a Dealer's Choice table, so I'm not sure if it's on the games list for those tables.
Besides dealing some interesting games, they have players. There are active holdem tables that range from a $3/6 full size limit table to penny ante poker. There's NL action as well, and the Dealer's Choice section has a couple of live tables going. And this is all at noon on a weekday, so I'd imagine when the sun goes down the game selection will get even better.
At the tables, you'll find 3d characters in the seats. And, a naked female dealer. The animations are unique. The flop comes out with it's own flair, and the pot is a sloppy pile of chips (with a text counter next to it so you can still do pot odds quickly).
As for the action at the tables, well, if you're a small stakes tournament player, Naked Poker is Overlay Heaven.
Instead of a line of pure freerolls, they are offering overlays on small buy-in tournaments. For example, they have a $5 tournament that went off with 9 players. There was $150 in guaranteed prize money. Thirteen players in a $1.50 buy in event, prize pool of $75.
If you're a more serious player and like the $22- $110 buy in games, then Naked Poker doesn't offer anything special to you. But, if you're a lower buy-in player, the overlay opportunity is fan-tas-tic.
Despite the fact that I thought of this room as a kind of novelty, it turns out there are good reasons to play here, if you can stand the naked dealer lady being, naked.
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