World Series of Poker Takes Card Game to Facebook

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The World Series of Poker will soon let card
players chase virtual gold bracelets on Facebook and other social
networks.

The series known for poker's richest tournament has launched a
Facebook application allowing players to compete in virtual
no-limit Texas Hold 'em battles.

But the virtual games cost no money, unlike the high-stakes
series of tournaments held in Las Vegas each year.

This year's main event cost $10,000 to enter. Top prize is $8.94 million and will be awarded after the event plays its final table in November.

Series officials say the Facebook application is a relaunched
version of a poker application by Mountain View, Calif.-based
Playdom Inc.

The application includes play-money ring games and tournaments.


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