Summary: I believe this is still the best poker game for PSP. It allows you to play not just Texas Hold'em, but also other types of poker including Razz and Omaha HI/Lo. Lot's of poker variations keep interest high. You will come back to this game again and again for your poker practice.
Summary: THIS GAME IN MY ESTIMATION IS SUPER. I LOVE TRYING TO OUT THINK THE TOP PLAYERS IN THE POKER WORLD. WATCHING THEM ON TV AND THEN BEING A PART OF THE POKER PARTY IN THIS GAME REALLY GIVES YOU A CHALLENGE. ALL POKER PLAYERS SHOULD LOVE THIS GAME. I KNOW I DO.
Summary: I'm only reviewing the PSP version, since I haven't played the other ones. So, having said that, I highly recommend it. Its pretty challenging. The AI is smart and hard to beat. I know there's some "geniuses" here that beat every tournament in just a few hours (right). If I was that smart, I wouldn't be playing video games, I'd be getting rich in Vegas. Anyway. Its challenging.
Summary: I had the PC version of this game and wanted the ability to play it more, on trains, planes and just plain waiting for something. This game delivers. I can build up my career within the game which simulates tournaments with real players. The graphics may seem cheesy to some, but its for hard core playing, not cool graphics. The intelligence of the game is great - I think I'm playing against the real players sometimes when they make moves.
Summary: As a Poker fanatic, I own a number of poker games for both the PSP and the PC. While Hard Rock Casino for the PSP remains my favorite casino game (if I get tired of Poker, I can chase off to other casino games), this one is the Gold Standard for Poker. I highly recommend that you purchase both the 2007 version "World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions" along with this title. WSP:TOC has great tutorials and training modes -- this new edition is pure poker playing.
Summary: This game is enough to make you suicidal. It is not fun. It is boring, repeptitive, and the graphics are comical. Most games for the PSP have great graphics, yet for some reason this one reminds me of what I would expect from a TRS-80 card game. Do not spend money on this game. Avoid it and go and get a buggy Madden game or two. Don't waste time battling for these bracelets. Very sad.
Summary: World Series of Poker (a previous edition) was the reason I bought my psp, and this game is 1000 times better than the previous one. If you enjoy playing poker or if you want to explore different types of poker don't even think about it. Just get it...