GIBRALTAR, November 13 /PRNewswire/ --

- New Poker Website Aims at Taking Professional Players out of the Equation and Giving Amateurs a Shot at Poker Glory

With the sheer abundance of online poker rooms growing daily a new breed of poker professional (the shark) has emerged. They prey on recreational and amateur players with the aim of ravaging there bankroll. Sometimes they hunt in packs, sometimes they hunt alone, but the result are always the same... They destroy all the fun that playing poker offers forcing the average player to find a new poker haven. It was with this need for a safer poker environment that Carmen Media decided on the bold move to launch a new poker site in what is a highly competitive market - Cool Hand Online Poker!

Cool Hand Poker ( is not your average poker site, but it is aimed at your average poker player - the poker player who enjoys a good game of poker with buddies in a comfortable and shark free environment. Cool Hand, unlike most poker rooms, limits players to 2 real money tables and 1 tournament table. This means that sharks have to work so much harder, for so much longer in order to try and take a players bankroll. In other words, it's not worth their time, because to a shark time is money. The average poker player can now get in on all of the poker action without fear of their bankroll being ravaged. They now have a better chance of extending their game time and winning bigger pots.

But a safe environment is not all that Cool Hand Poker provides! Cool Hand is also a big supporter of poker tournaments and provides both large and smaller guaranteed pots and entries into the big land based events on a daily and weekly basis. They also provide a highly competitive 100% match bonus up to $350 and offer diverse games of poker ranging from Texas Hold'em to Omaha.

The Carmen Media Group is a global gaming and entertainment group which was incorporated in Gibraltar and formed in 2002 out of the Demmy Group of companies. Its wholly owned subsidiary Tower Rock Ltd is licensed from Gibraltar to operate casinos and multiplayer poker in the online domain.

Carmen Media owns many of the world's oldest and most respected online gaming sites including The Gaming Club Online Casino (founded 1995), Jackpot City Online Casino, River Belle Online Casino (founded 1997) and Lucky Nugget Online Casino, as well as Cool Hand Poker and Jackpot City Online Bingo

Carmen Media products and online gaming brands are promoted through the industry leading gaming affiliate program ReferBack, thereby affording our partners opportunities to market English, French, Italian, German and Spanish products.

The Carmen Media Group is incorporated and based in Gibraltar. Its products are operated by its wholly owned subsidiary Tower Rock Ltd under a license issued by the Government of Gibraltar, and all of its flagship casino brands have been awarded the eCOGRA seal of approval.

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For more information please visit: Contact: Bronson Harrington Email: Telephone: +27-21-528-9071 Justin Atkins Email: Telephone: +27-21-528-9338

Contact: Bronson Harrington, Email:, Telephone: +27-21-528-9071; Justin Atkins, Email:, Telephone: +27-21-528-9338