Poker commercials

MrBove

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I'm not really known here in the forums quite yet, I recently joined, been busy lately etc. Anyway, I'm a college student studying film, specifically cinematography.

Basically that means I enjoy watching a good commercial, and poker sites have good commercials. I saw a couple the other day for Mansion Poker that blew me away; unfortunately there is only one on YouTube but here's the link, check it out:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=xwvWDsv4Mqo

How badass is that. On the Badass scale it's definitely near a 10. All the others are like that too. I have enjoyed Mansions ad's the best so far. It tells a story, is shot extremely well, has great dialouge, production design etc. It's also done in a very classy manner, with flair and style.

What's your favorite? Here's what I think of a few...

Full Tilt
Full Tilt's ads are unique in the sense that they are all in black and white (the ones I recall). They're simple and effective. The Phil Ivey one is hilarious, IMO. All in all, well done. 8/10.

Poker Stars
I don't like the one's where they're interviewing Joe Hachem or Greg Raymer or Joe Blow in some fancy dining setting and they're talking about what it takes to win. Boo. I'm not sold. Compared to the others, it's just not as entertaining. However there are the other type of Stars commercials for the Moneymaker Millionaire, I believe that's Stars, those those are more original. 6/10

Party Poker
Everyone knows these, they're terribly cheesy in the right way. They shoot and edit them correctly for the tone they are trying to achieve, which is lighthearted. That feel urges people to play more so than a super serious bit like Mansion's. Enjoyable, but not the best. 7/10

Absolute Poker
Absolutely the worst. It looks like they spent a maximum of $20 producing these commercials. The greenscreen is terrible and the "model" isn't even in full resolution; I can see pixelation in her. They're not entertaining and do not draw me into the product. I'll probably never play at Absolute (even if it is a good site) just because of the commercials. In a word, terrible. 2/10

That's all I can think of off the top of my head. Anyone else?
 
Sammyv1

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I love the one were Eric Lindgren answers the door and the guy asks him how to play 7-2 off in mid pos. Then Mike Matisow walks up, grabs the cards, rips 'em up and throws 'em in the air. He never says a word, just walks away!
 
PopDog60

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the fulltilt one where that guy is dressed like phil ivey..

haha... just the way that guy looks when he pushes all in
and everyone is like oooooohhhhhhh
 
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