Hiding and Revealing in Online Poker Games

Poker is largely a game of social and psychological information. However, online card room interfaces do not support the subtle communication between players that is integral to the psychological aspect of the game, making the games less authentic and less enjoyable than they could be. The paper explores how card room interfaces can better support the psychological aspects of the game by analyzing the dominant methods of visualizing players: with generic avatars, and with text-only handles.

Provided by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Topic: Software Date Added: Aug 2004 Format: PDF

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