Top 4 Poker Video Games

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Looking to play a little poker on your Playstation, Xbox or Nintendo? Check out these poker video games which are fun to play and make great gifts for poker fans.
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World Championship Poker 2

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This game, available for PS2, XBox, Nintendo, and PC, lets you play against pros such as Howard Lederer, Annie Duke, Greg Raymer, Paul Darden, and Clonie Gowen. It also also offers a wide variety of games to play -- 14 in all -- including Texas Hold'em, Omaha, five-card draw, seven-card stud, and even pineapple.

I got to play this fun game at a World Poker Tour party at the Borgata right after watching Phil Laak play the game as himself. You can create your own player and play against virtual pros such as Antonio Esfandiari and Erick Lindgren in virtual WPT tournaments with Vince Van Patten and Mike Sexton narrating the action just like on TV. In-game tutorials and an in-depth stat tracking system help you improve your game.

For World Series of Poker fans, this is the officially licensed video game. The action takes place at the Harrah's Rio Casino, and features "ESPN presentation-style commentators calling the action" as you play in different events. It claims you'll play with the pros, including Chris Ferguson, but many people who've played this game complain that the virtual pro sightings are few and far between. Best for beginners/TV poker fans.

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Stacked with Daniel Negreanu

Stacked was a highly anticipated release for several reasons. Besides being able to enroll in "poker school" with Daniel Negreanu, the game will also feature Jennifer Harman, Carlos Mortenson, Evelyn Ng and David Williams. Best of all is the "Poki Artificial Intelligence system" which will adapt its tactics in real-time to exploit the user's playing style.