(From the start, it’s probably best to establish that this is a single-player review of World Poker Tour, despite its online capabilities. There are two good reasons for this. First, I played it on PS2 and I’m not a witch. Second, if you want to play online poker, there are ridiculous numbers of far easier ways to do it, with infinitely more appropriate interfaces, making the online options of WPT entirely defunct from the off.)
We do seem to be rather lacking a decent poker game. The continuing international phenomenon of Texas Hold ‘Em (such that you can’t turn on Rich Man’s Telly without at least one channel showing a game, any time of day) means that everyone’s trying to find ways to make a buck (so long as it doesn’t involve actually playing Texas Hold ‘Em) before the fad fades away.