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Social Networking + Poker = K9Poker.com

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This review was solicited through the Review Me matchmaking service. I liked the site enough to agree to review it.

Social networking is the new hot web concept. Mainstream successes like MySpace and Facebook have brought on a deluge of social networking sites based around a simple idea: Get people together, and people with similar interests will find each other and create something cool.

I’ve long thought that poker was ripe for such a site. Poker networking can help you schedule home games, coordinate trips to Vegas, find people to talk about hands with, and more. You can show off your tournament successes on your profile page, post photos of yourself or friends, or tell bad beat stories on your blog. Poker and social networking are both hot, so they seem like a good match.

K9Poker.com Poker Social Networking

Enter K9Poker.com. When you visit their site, you’ll see that they are new and a bit rough around the edges. But the idea has a lot of promise. Already you can create your own profile and connect with people in your area that play poker. I’m lucky to live in the New York City area, so there are already well over 100 K9Poker.com members around me. I poked about on a few profiles, and I learned about a few new home games in NYC.

When you click on “Find Games/Players”, you’ll see a big, interactive map of the United States (the site does seem US-centric, at least for now) where you can connect with others in your area.

For me, the networking aspect of the site has the most promise. But they also host some videos and some how-to articles as well.

This site has a lot of room for growth, and I will definitely be checking back regularly. I’d love to see an idea like this one really catch on.

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5 Responses to “Social Networking + Poker = K9Poker.com”

@ Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:15:46 AM

Cool deal. I signed up and you will find me under this name – the one you find me on everywhere.

@ Fri Aug 10, 2007 04:08:15 PM

I looked at them a couple of years ago, and thought their site was interesting but sparsely populated. HomePokerGames.com was heavily populated, but a mess to navigate (because there’s no mechanism for expiring old listings; weekly games that have been running for 12 years are side-by-side with one-off tournaments from 2005).

I’ll check out K9 again and see if it’s grown. I agree, it’s a great concept, and I definitely wanted to see someone build a better mousetrap than HPG.

@ Thu Sep 18, 2008 08:24:49 PM

You may want to check out truplayers.com – its pretty much the same thing but looks and works a whole lot better. Only downside is its brand new and there arent that many members on it.

@ Mon May 31, 2010 03:06:26 AM

Poker is a very nice and popular game, specially texas holdem variant. I play online poker whan I have a time :)

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@ Sat Feb 22, 2014 08:49:03 AM

Everything is very open with a clear explanation of the
challenges. It was definitely informative. Your site is useful.
Many thanks for sharing!

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