“Rainbow” table specially reserved for
gay and lesbian players
Have fun with new friends and take money off them!
That’s the irresistible promise of a new gay table
at the world’s premier Internet poker site.
The skill, nerve and mind games involved in playing
poker make it a great ice-breaker. Now, Victor Chandler,
a leading name in gaming, has teamed up with lifestyle
Internet site RainbowNetwork.com to create a special
area in which gay people can meet, chat and play.
The new “Rainbow” table can be found at
vcpoker.com, the world’s first downloadable player-to-player
Players of all abilities can participate. Beginners
can watch and learn from the sidelines while the more
experienced compete for money and take part in organised
The two partners in the venture believe gay people
will welcome the introduction of such a lively new social
Alison Digges, Marketing Manager of Victor Chandler
said: “While there may be many places on the Net
for gay people to meet up, there’s something about
playing poker that makes for a fantastic social occasion.
I advise anyone looking for a ‘good hand’
to check it out.”
Alex Friesen of RainbowNetwork.com added: “This
is another great opportunity for lesbians and gay men
to get together online. There are plenty of links to
it from our site. I’m sure many new friendships
will be made there - and much money exchanged!”
vcpoker.com is quickly establishing itself as one of
the world’s leading online poker community. Players
drawn to the site are joined by those re-directed from
partners such as Freeserve, Racing Post, Tiscali and
RainbowNetwork.com is the UK’s leading gay &
lesbian community with over 600,000 unique users a month.
Many of its users already frequent vcpoker.com, and
the setting up of a “Rainbow” table is just
further acknowledgment of the reach of this market.
It’s a bit of fun as well.
The “Rainbow” table currently offers the
world's most popular poker game, Texas Holdem, although
other games will be added in the near future. Those
playing for money can start at five cents a hand. VC
is also offering a 20 per cent sign up bonus (up to
All transactions are completed on a secure encrypted
link between Gibraltar and the clearing bank centre.
Payment requests are honoured on the next working day.
The gay table at vcpoker is being launched at a time
of significant growth for online gambling. Around 700,000
people regularly play poker online in the US. And according
to market analyst Datamonitor, UK revenues for the entire
online gambling sector are set to grow from an estimated
£503m in 2000 to £1.2bn by 2005.
For further information contact:
Alison Digges at Victor Chandler 0207 928 3133
About the Victor Chandler Casino Division
Victor Chandler Worldwide (VCW) is one of the world’s
most established and well respected online gaming companies.
The parent company is the largest independent bookmaker
in the UK and is over 50 years old. The casino division
of VCW was started in 2000 to capitalise on the growing
market for online play and the position of the parent
company as a trusted brand.
In addition to vcpoker.com, there are four casino products
in the VCW portfolio. They are: The Spin Room The Spin
Room (www.thespinroom.com), a java based casino which
was launched in March 2001 for the UK market; Victor
Chandler casino (www.victorchandlercasino.com), a multiplayer
downloadable casino for UK players; Victor Casino (www.victorcasino.com),
an Asian facing casino with dealer voices in Mandarin,
Cantonese as well as English; Victor Games (www.victorgames.com),
a site featuring games of chance and aimed at the “soft
RainbowNetwork.com (RN) is the leading UK gay &
lesbian online community. Established in 1999, the site
has grown to service 600,000 unique users per month
with a mix of lifestyle, news, and interactive editorial.
Further expansion in the European market took place
in 2001 with the launch of RainbowNetwork Netherlands
Revenues for the networks are generated by support
from many of the major brand name advertisers in the
UK. Because if their reputation, Victor Chandler is
the only gaming organisation with which RainbowNetwork
would consider a partnership.
For further information contact: