Over the course of time, there have been several big names and celebrities associated with poker. The latest one was Tennis ace Rafael Nadal who found his way into the world poker circuit. Recently, it is none other than the former ‘Baywatch beauty’ Pamela Anderson, who has decided to support the cause of poker. Anderson is backing BamPoker’s new social media avatar, as it tries to compete with Facebook’s mainstream game giant Zynga. Since its inception, BamPoker has gained about 200 active monthly users, to Zynga’s 35 million.
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If you are wondering what is Pamela Anderson’s role in all this, BamPoker’s representatives explain just that. Anderson is supposed to be the voice and guide behind the computer screen, responsible in engaging its players in competitive game tables. She is also expected to serve as a “creative consultant.” Anderson is extremely optimistic about the success of BamPoker on Facebook and is excited to be part of such a creative platform.
This is not Pamela’s first attempt to carve a niche in the poker industry. In 2006, she was associated with Pamela Poker, a branch out of Doyles Room Poker. However, the life of her poker site was short lived, when in 2006 the government passed a law called the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act that forced the site to close down. All the while, poker platforms like Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and Absolute Poker, continued their stint online until 2011.
Another poker game to hit the social media is RocketFrog. RocketFrog is a Facebook poker game supported by MySpace co-founder Tom Anderson and reality-TV star Brody Jenner. The poker game entered the social media circuit last month. Brody Jenner is the stepbrother of Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ star Kim Kardashian. To Jenner, RocketFrog opens up the opportunity to showcase Kardashian merchandise.
Looking at all this from a Facebook point of view, the social media site does not permit real-money wagering but is supportive to platforms that use virtual credits or chips, as by Zynga. Zynga’s contribution to Facebook amounts to about 12 percent of Facebook’s revenue.
Fellow Canadians Elton Pereira and Jeremy Nichele founded Anderson’s BamPoker, in January this year. Following a press release at that time, CEO Pereira said, “BamPoker encourages active user engagement and strong community spirit, something we feel has been missing from the online poker world.”

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