Poker in Place

nclarksf profile image Nicholas Clark ・1 min read

What I built

I built an integrated video+poker web-app to allow for hosting of home games while we're socially distancing. It currently support cash-game (not real money) modes of no-limit Texas hold-em. Check out the links below to watch a video or play yourself!

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How I built it (what's the stack? did I run into issues or discover something new along the way?)

I started this in early April after adding WebRTC into an iPad board game I had built. I jump-started the project by borrowing plenty of the Twilio/React sample project. I then worked on building a table layout, writing the game flow engine (betting/folding/raising). Once the engine was more or less working, I pushed the engine evaluation to firebase functions (to be able to secure player cards and prevent cheating). I then integrated the video into the table layout so you could play and talk/see each other at the same time.

The stack used is roughly: React, Firebase (storage, hosting, functions), Twilio (video), Stripe (payments), Sentry (error tracking).

I opened this game up to the public a week ago. Currently sitting at about 3000 players. It's currently free, but Twilio video costs are shockingly high that I will be adding in a paywall soon.

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chrismane profile image

I have not time now to try your game but I am interested and I will try it later surely. I don't think this is an inversion, but maybe the fact that on your site there is not real money makes your site different. I am not sure that this is better, but at least for those who do not have money, this is a great alternative. I used to play only on poker sites who operate with real money, as I am pretty lucky at betting. Maybe this is because of the site I play on, or maybe because of my experience but playing on score88poker.bid, I make really good money. I don't mean that you should also start playing poker for money, but I just wanted to share my experience and how I prefer to play poker. Stay safe and have a wonderful day!

jessegarrard profile image

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