PokerPadz™, Poker Mouse Pad Lets Online Players Feel Like They Are At The Table, Shuffling Chips

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Office workers and students can show their love of the game. Logo'd private label PokerPadzÂ? make great gifts and promotional items.

Playing poker online just doesn't have the same feel. You can't click those chips on the green felt. But that's about to change. An innovative pair of entrepreneurs are bringing to market PokerPadz™, the first green felt, poker table-shaped mouse pad. Made just large enough to hold a couple of stacks of chips, it lets online players recreate the feel of playing live action while clicking their mouse and their chips. It’s a "must-have" for online poker players.

But you don't have to be an online poker player to enjoy a PokerPadz™ Mouse Pad. It's great for use with any computer in the office, the dorm or the family den. Poker players of all ages will love to display the miniature poker table as a show of loyalty and love for poker, considered "America's favorite card game," just as they might sport a NASCAR mouse pad to demonstrate devotion.

Made from the same materials used on casino poker tables around the world, PokerPadz™’ feature a 8" x 14" felt covering a soft foam pad, edged by a vinyl bumper in the oval shape of a poker table. Especially for the online player, the mouse pad gives the sensation of being right there in the action of the casino, including the sound of clicking poker chips while playing—something very integral to the poker experience. According to PokerPulse.com, more than 1,840,000 million people were playing poker online as of May 2005.

"PokerPadz™ allows the online player to shuffle, stack, roll and even bounce their poker chips while deciding if 'count chip69' is bluffing or really does have the nuts," says Kevin King, of K & K Novelties, LLC. "PokerPadz™ Mouse Pad helps online players new to live action gear up for a real casino tournament. Practicing those chip tricks at home will let everyone at the table think you have been at the live games your whole life."

Conceived by two avid poker players—Kevin King, an Art Director for the World Poker Tour, and Kristin Cranford, Marketing Manager for PokerStars and formerly a Production Manager for the WPT--PokerPadz™ is a patented product that can also be individualized on behalf of companies who wish to give it away for promotional purposes. Corporations and casinos can have their logos, slogans or event advertisements printed on the surface. PokerPadz™ are completely customizable.

"We've already gotten tremendous interest in the promotional logo'd version of PokerPadz™ by companies inside and outside of poker. The PokerPadz™ Mouse Pad is the perfect compliment to the online poker industry, as well as to computer wizards across the world," said Cranford. For more information on customized Pokerpadz™, call 562.597.1608 or e-mail Kristin @ pokerpadz.com.

PokerPadz™ has also gotten rave views from the biggest pros in the game, including a list of World Series bracelet winners:

  •     Chris Moneymaker: "That's really cool, where can I get one of those?"
  •     Greg Raymer: "… Send me one."
  •     Daniel Negreanu, shuffling chips, "Love it. Way cool…"
  •     Chris Bigler: "Very clever!"
  •     Mark Seif: "Very cool!"

PokerPadz™ retail for $29.99 and can be purchased online at http://www.pokerpadz.com. They will soon also be available in retail stores.

Editors: 300 dpi downloadable photos are available at: http://www.pokerpadz.com/media . Interviews are available upon request.

Contact: Kristin Cranford

     (562) 597.1608

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