Poker Tour Cam

Have you ever dreamed about shoving all-in against Phil Ivey with 27o? My therapist is trying to help me with that but, me too! And now I can find out what it might be like.

One of my old Full Tilt amigos, Ernest Hwang, sent me a message earlier this morning asking if I would like to check out an iPhone application he developed called Poker Tour Cam. What this ingenious little app does is take any photo on your iPhone and turn it into a television snapshot showing you up against your favorite pros.

Here’s me in Hua Hin throwing a move on Phil Ivey

Poker Tour Cam
I hope that's baht and not dollars

And here’s me getting my swerve on against Ivey

Poker Tour Cam
You call and it's all over, baby!

No need to actually get good at poker or invest in a tournament, you can be famous for the low, low price of $2.99 if you own an iPhone.

The setup is pretty cool. You can use an existing picture on your iPhone or take a snapshot of yourself and it automatically uses that photo. Once you have a picture you can input names for the players, what the actions are (To Call, All-in, Check, etc), pot amount, hole cards, and the board. You can even choose whether or not to have the TV line scans included in the photo.

Once you set up the options (or just use the defaults) you can save and/or email your piece of poker history.

I’ve become addicted to it and have started Ivey-izing all of my pics.

You can check it out in iTunes by typing in “Poker Tour Cam” or follow this link.

It’s well worth the $2.99. Much cheaper than buying into a tournament :-)

I guess the only question is why no poker rooms are coming up with cool little things like this?

Bill Rini
Bill Rini is currently the Head of Online Poker for WSOP. He has been working in the online poker industry since 2004 and has held management roles at Full Tilt Poker and PartyPoker.

4 thoughts on “Poker Tour Cam”

  1. Hahaha… excellent application for the poker players! Does it include doing a few tricks to your hair too or is that a curly wig you’re wearing? It would even be great if the software can have someone like Phil Ivey sitting beside you in the image. That would be awesome! :D

  2. Thanks for the lengthy reply Bill! There are so many blogs, sites and I don’t know whats out there that are just like emptied out shells for poker affiliate programs. Nice to know that your out there in the world and you actually care about your content. Keep up the good work.


  3. Luke – I haven’t been to the WSOP in a few years. Actually, I think the last year I attended was 2006.


    I’m not sure. I think that living nearly all of my life a 45 min plane ride (or 4 hour car drive) away from Las Vegas take a little of the excitement out of the city due to familiarity. I could go anytime I want and have been there often so I guess I’m less giddy than the average person about being in Vegas.

    Also, I’m a limit hold’em player and the series is so focused on NL. I also tend to side with my former co-woker Jon Katkin in his recent report about finding value outside of the Rio. Especially when it comes to a game that I am not as confident in I don’t want to have to beat a large field of players. As Jon points out, you can buy into one $1,500 WSOP event and have to beat a field of 3,000 players or play in 5 deep stack tournaments and only have to beat a *combined* pool of 2,400. Sure the prize pools in the smaller events are going to be less but with luck being such a major factor in winning any tournament with a large field I feel that it’s +EV to take some smaller wins than hope to hit the big-buyin jackpot.

    I also love where I am. I came to Thailand several years ago on a scuba diving trip and started coming back 2 or 3 times a year ever since. I find that the place challenges me to view the world differently and I kind of dig that.

  4. Actually looks like a pretty cool app. No way I can buy it though. I could just image my productivity plummeting and I wish that was a joke.

    Hey Bill, something I was wondering and let me preface this with the fact that I’m a new reader to your blog. Seems strange to me that you are in S.E.A. instead of the series. What’s that all about?

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