Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Deaf Poker

There’s a new group in Australia bringing together poker and deaf people who like to play it. In association with Australian Poker League, Sokong Kim has founded Deaf Poker Australia. He's planning the first annual Australian Deaf Poker Championship in August. If enough money can be raised, the event a free event for interested players. All revenue raised will go directly into the prize pool after costs.

There is already a US National Deaf Poker Tour. The American group has an event planned for this weekend in Atlantic City at the Trump Taj Mahal.

The only significant difference between regular poker and deaf poker that the players have to provide documentation proving their hearing loss and the official language is the “official" language at the table.