Poker Website Update

April 28th, 2009 | Posted in Freelancing

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The poker game website I did the artwork for just had a press release about new unique features like private tables, on-demand tournaments and other cool stuff.

Here is the full release:

April 27, 2009

Alan Curtis

New Poker Web Application Features Free Private Tables

HERMOSA BEACH & HONOLULU – The new online poker site officially launched today, setting itself apart from competitive sites with features such as free Host-Your-Own Tables. This feature allows online poker players to invite friends (and foes) to private invite-only games whenever they desire. The web application monitors each hand and keeps a running tally, so players can track their progress through the final winning hand. also offers On-Demand Tournaments, which allows any player to initiate a global Texas Hold’em tournament-style game in which all players start with the same number of chips and battle it out to the last person.

The site’s continuously running Public Tables challenge players from novice to expert. In addition to poker basics, the site offers continuously updated information on individual hand strength, odds of winning the hand and, ultimately, the pot. The site’s leader board allows you to track your overall hand win/loss standing among all players. It displays who is on line, so you can join in and play with familiar or challenging players.

Powered by Google’s new GWT technology, the site uses highly optimized JavaScript which allows the site to have the look and feel of a downloaded application while running in the browser.

The site’s fun graphic environment was illustrated by MAD Magazine artist Tom Richmond, and its unique style gives visitors a clue as to how different the experience of using this site is from the experience to be had at other poker sites. Players choose from a variety of different humorous, caricature-style avatars to represent themselves at the table. Players communicate with each other through a chat function that displays the messages in Sunday Comics-style bubbles above the character’s head. A unique setting and amusing details add to the fresh look and feel of the site. is a free online poker playing web application for all levels of players from beginners to experts. The site was created by Digital Beach Software Inc, with offices in Hermosa Beach, California and Honolulu, Hawaii.

For more information, visit

Visit the site and sit in on a game. It’s free and the game play programming is pretty slick! If you do, keep an eye on the environment elements like the bats, chests, etc. They get a little animated occasionally.


  1. swanie says:

    can players choose differect cartoon characters? … if so, how many characters in all did you create for this?

  2. Tim Howe says:

    Tom, this is truly awesome! As an occasional online poker superstar, i would just like to say nice job!


New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550

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