Open Face Chinese Poker site launched by Tony G, as the popular format comes to the online poker world for the first time, through TonybetPoker.com.
The name of Tony G has once again been thrust into the headlines of poker news outlets around the world, after announcing the opening of the world’s first dedicated Open Face Chinese Poker (OFCP) online poker site on Dec 11th 2013.
“Today I’m coming to all poker players around the world with the best Xmas gift!” Tony said in his latest blog post. “I have the biggest thing since the invention of online poker in my hands and I want to share it with all of you!”
The news comes almost a month after the PokerStars Players Council approached the Red Spade headquarters to host OFCP games in the lobby of the world’s largest online poker room.
That request was rebuffed as the PokerStars technical team felt that: ‘programmers had already developed very sophisticated bots that perform at a very high level in this game of perfect information (OFCP), making it a poor choice to add to our selection of games.’
Not another online poker scandal waiting in the wings please…
Nothing can cause the enthusiasm of the G-Meister General to wane though.
“I’m very proud to be the first one to launch the real money Open Face Chinese Poker online software and give it to all of you as my Christmas present,” said Mr. G in his blog. “Over a decade ago I gave you PokerNews – it was a bold move at the time, but it was the right thing to do. Now everyone knows it and soon the entire world will be talking about TonyBet’s Open Face Chinese Poker.
“When all my poker mates became crazy about OFCP I couldn’t just sit there and watch them play each other all day long until they were at each others throats. I had to find more opponents for them. That’s when I decided to bring the game out to the masses and give poker pros some fresh meat.”
The move comes less than a year after Tony G ended his relationship with PartyPoker to switch to his own franchise.
The free TonyBet Open Face Chinese Poker software is available in 5 languages: English, German, Dutch, Estonian, and Russian. The site features a number of games including OFCP Classic, Pineapple, Turbo, and 13-card Regular and is available for both Windows and iOS computers with the mobile poker app set for launch in the nearest future.
The games will be available exclusively on TonybetPoker.com.
Bots not welcome.