Pamela Anderson Takes Poker to Facebook with Canadian Startup

Today Canadian entrepreneurs Elton Pereira and Jeremy Nichele launched BamPoker with a little help from international celebrity and Playboy model Pamela Anderson.

Victoria, BC based BamPoker is a virtual Facebook poker experience that “boasts thrilling game play, a leading-edge online community and is the only place online where members can play Texas Hold’em poker with Pamela Anderson herself.” 

BamPoker pits real individuals from all over the world against one another in both casual and tournament-style Texas Hold’em play. There is no real-money gambling at BamPoker: it’s free to play, and it’s all about the fun.

As players win virtual chips and gain experience points, they gain access to higher-level opponents and higher-stakes games. The ultimate goal is to obtain a VIP Badge, which allows top players to take their chances at BamPoker’s exclusive VIP tables for the poker elite.

“We are committed to providing a fun, social and interactive gaming experience through quality game design,” says BamPoker co-founder and CEO Elton Pereira. “BamPoker encourages active user engagement and strong community spirit, something we feel has been missing from the online poker world.”

BamPoker is committed to celebrating the essence of poker, which is its sheer unpredictability—“In a poker game, anything can happen,” Pereira states. “Even a flop can make you a winner.”

According to today’s press release Anderson is much more than BamPoker’s spokesperson and creative consultant — she is an active member of the BamPoker community where she maintains a fan page, plays Facebook poker, and periodically chats with members via the BamPoker App.

“When I first met Elton and Jeremy, I knew they were on to something special,” says Anderson. “They weren’t interested in creating just another game — they wanted to take the social elements of online poker in a bold new direction. There is nothing like BamPoker out there today, and I am excited to be a part of such an innovative platform!”

Beyond the game, BamPoker is a socially-conscious company that will roll out a series of non-profit partnerships throughout 2012, making valuable contributions to a variety of worthy causes. As a world-renowned philanthropist, Anderson will help spearhead many of these initiatives.