Sunday 13 July 2014

Eve Online Hold'Em; Play real poker for isk!

An introduction

Eve Online Hold'Em Poker,also known as EOH Poker is one of the oldest capsuleer entertainment sites around, focussing on offering capsuleers the enjoyment of a good game of poker. Their long history (over 7 years) is a testament to their reliability and the trust they enjoy.
The EOH Poker site is centered around the rules of Texas Hold'Em, an ancient game known through the Eden cluster, but its origin has gone lost in the shrouds of time. You can find the rules on how to play here: The Rules of Eve Hold'Em. Despite it's age, it is still a widely popular poker game to play due to the easy to learn rules and the sheer enjoyment factor.

The current EOH CEO Niraia, as drawn by artist Evelyn Anna Baine

Why should I play EOH Poker?

In short: it's fun! But to elaborate on it, it offers the thrill of success through skill and a little bit of luck, two traits most capsuleers enjoy, but without running the risk of losing your assets because of a bad gamble as it often can happen in a battle between capsuleers in space.
The great thing about a game of EOH Poker is that it isn't purely luck based, but that skill plays a great part in securing a win, yet the random element keeps the thrill alive game after game.

Due to the variety of game styles at your disposal, as shown here: Offered EOH game types, you can have short 1 vs 1 games, to kill a dead moment, to a full fledged tournament for your corporation to determine who's your best poker player! This variety of available Hold'Em poker games assures there's something for everyone.
An interesting option that EOH Poker offers are the Ring games, where you can easy join & leave tables, permitting you have isk for chips in your deposit. An excellent choice for those times when you seek some fun entertainment between tasks!

Also, as reported here: Celebration of Cardinal Graelyn's Decennial as Capsuleer, a short EOH Poker tournament also serves as a great icebreaker for events. You got an event planned and want to spice it up a bit? Why not introduce them to a good game of poker? Not only will it entertain your guests, it'll also serve as a great way to provide fun banter along the way!

If you want to organize a private poker event, you can contact EOH staff to check for the options they offer and to assist you in setting up your own table(s)

How do I sign up to play?

So in short, you enjoy taking risk, but hate losing assets? Then put aside some isk and sign up on the EOH registration page (capsule link required).  Once done, you can follow the continued guidelines on their site.
EOH Poker - Play Real Poker for ISK
Sign up here to get started!
In cases of doubt and/or questions, you can consult their database of Frequently Asked Questions!  It is also a good source for additional info and clarifications.

It's also recommended to join their two comm channels namely:

EOH Poker: This is the main channel, the MotD contains alot of useful info and it's a good way to get in touch with the bankers & EOH staff for added info & support should you need it. This is also the place where you can contact bankers for your winning payouts.
It's also a good place to get to know some of your fellow EOH Poker players better!

EOH Games: This is the channel where bankers announce the upcoming games. To participate, just pay the announcing banker the buy-in isk and join the game. Note: only EOH approved bankers can talk in this channel! This eliminates scams.
This channel is also used to announce upcoming tournaments!

You can also join the mailinglist EOH Action to receive notifications about upcoming games & tournaments in advance.

Important! To access the EOH Poker client to play poker-games, you must have an OOC link! (OOC= Out of Capsule) You don't want your capsule mixing your ship-instructions with your poker-instructions! The results of such miscommunications can be hazardous to your crew!

A last note
In short, EOH Poker provides entertainment through poker for a large variety of people. Their long standing history not only shows that they are reliable, it also means they managed to built up a good core community that assures you'll be able to find & play games at most times.
You can read the positive feedback of many players at their feedback thread: ♥ ♦ Eve Online Hold'Em ♣ ♠ -- EVE's Oldest Gaming Establishment.
If you decide to try it out and enjoyed what EOH Poker offers, do leave a feedback in their thread!

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