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This week sees the real money launch of a new Webcam-powered and Malta-licensed online poker site branded Pokerview.
The rather uninspiring but full service website has limited information on the owners and operators, but it is available in multi-lingual versions indicating a European targeting.
The marketing director is identified as one Michael Dunsberg, who claims: "Online poker is a social game and playing against a picture of someone’s cat is not particularly engaging. Anonymous avatars rob the game of some of its strategic depth and sense of fairness.
"On Pokerview, players face off on tables where they are represented by webcams. All tables are monitored to ensure that players remain visible throughout game play. For players who don’t have access to a web camera, Pokerview offers one for free.
“For players who don’t yet feel up to playing face-to-face with their opponents, standard avatar tables are also available."
Pokerview's random card shuffler is tested and certified by IDQ; the site offers Texas Hold'Em, Omaha, Stud and 7 Card Stud action, along with a poker school and tutorials for novice players. The Mac and Windows-compatible software provider is not at this stage known.
Source: InfoPowa News