Summary: I am a Texashold'em addict. Play on line, and play live in the local casinos, whenever I get the time to spare. Being said that, on the other hand I cannot deny that this game indeed deserves a five stars rating, as far as the audio, graphics, and the characters that this game offers.
Summary: If you are thinking of buying this game - DON'T - But Absolutely buy the Governor of Poker 2. There is no comparison. The developers really stepped up on GOP2. In GOP1 the other characters all seem generic and bland and impossible to read.
Summary: Ok, I played the demo, liked the mechanics, and graphics. I bought the game. The first thing I noticed was that 4 of the first six games of poker I played i started with the same hand, a 2 and a 3, not sure of the suit.
Summary: From the sound of things, there *are* people who have gotten this game working in XP, and with more and more people moving to Vista/Win7 this issue may eventually be obsolete, but I would warn anyone with an XP system that you may be playing system roulette.