Hiding and revealing in online poker games

Scott A. Golder, Judith Donath
2004 Proceedings of the 2004 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work - CSCW '04  
Poker is largely a game of social and psychological information. However, online card room interfaces do not support the subtle communication between players that is integral to the psychological aspect of the game, making the games less authentic and less enjoyable than they could be. We explore how card room interfaces can better support the psychological aspects of the game by critiquing the dominant methods of visualizing players: with generic avatars, and with text-only handles.
doi:10.1145/1031607.1031668 dblp:conf/cscw/GolderD04 fatcat:hwz6d6wdivcsrebyg3bomcuxce