|By Marketwire .||
|August 7, 2012 01:00 AM EDT||
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 08/07/12 -- The British poker community is bridging the gap between online and live play thanks to PKR. The 3D poker site has pushed its entire stack into promoting both sides of the game - utilising YouTube in the process.
PKR took a gamble back in 2006 when the site introduced 3D graphics to online poker. The aim was to bring the virtual game as close to live play as possible. Six years later, PKR is well established as one of the coolest gambling sites out there - and is still striving to improve the realism of poker online.
Using 3D software was to become the hallmark of PKR but over the years, the innovative brand has continued to link the virtual generation to live play using its very own Stacked magazine, the sponsored 'PKR Pros' and a dedicated PKR YouTube channel - the latter of which is home to a series of videos that have the potential to go viral:
In June 2012, PKR uploaded three videos, featuring poker fan Ashley Hames keeping a straight face as he is slapped, soaked with water and attacked with various ingredients from a full English breakfast. The videos are humorously promoting the age-old skill of keeping a poker face under pressure.
Whereas these videos apply to the live side of the game, PKR regularly post videos featuring replays from high-profile wins hosted on the site - encouraging members to play poker online for a chance to create their own success. This balance of focus between online and live play via YouTube, allows PKR to reach out to everyone in the poker community and raise the profile of the industry.
A spokesperson for PKR commented:
'We know the majority of our members love to head out to the casino or play some home games with their friends - we want to hear about that stuff and promote our own live activity too. Poker is a massive community now and we are really lucky to be able to connect to our members through so many different channels.'
An electronic version of Stacked magazine is available to download from the PKR website. Each issue features stories from both the live and online poker worlds. Updates on the PKR Pros are included too, describing how the site's sponsored players are faring in the biggest tournaments on the planet.
To find out more about PKR or to sign up and play today, visit www.pkr.com.
About PKR (www.pkr.com)
PKR is a revolutionary new concept in online poker that has changed the way the game is played. Featuring stunning real-time 3D graphics and a uniquely engaging and immersive gaming system, PKR brings an unparalleled and previously unseen level of realism to online poker. Developed by some of the brightest stars in the video games and poker industries, PKR continues to be the most innovative poker room in the world.