Strip poker

Strip poker is a poker variant where players remove articles of clothing when they lose bets.


Any variety of poker can be played in a strip poker version. Strip poker sometimes starts with all players wearing the same number of articles of clothing, but the actual rules of strip poker are flexible. The one consistent aspect of strip poker is the removal of articles of clothing in place of or in addition to the betting aspects of other poker games. Like other adult party games, other activities besides removing clothing and playing cards might be involved. ("Truth or dare" type options are often included.) Strip poker is usually played as a variant of simpler poker variations with fewer betting rounds, like five card draw.

On TV and video

Strip poker based television shows include:

Other strip poker productions can be watched on pay per view or on DVD. These productions often feature all female players made up of pinup models. Examples of these include:

Both of these examples featured Playboy models, World Wrestling Entertainment models and other pinup models in a no limit Texas Hold'em competition. ''National Lampoon's Strip Poker was filmed at the Hedonism II resort in Negril, Jamaica. Strip Poker Invitational'' productions were filmed in Las Vegas. Both productions aired on Pay-Per-View in 2005.


In April 2006, as an April Fool's Day joke, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power announced their intention to stage a strip poker tournament. The level of interest generated by this announcement persuaded Paddy Power to stage such a tournament for real, the World Strip Poker Championships on August 19, 2006 in London's Café Royal. Paddy Power intended this to be the largest ever tournament of its kind and the company has been recognised by Guinness World Records as having hosted the world's largest strip poker tournament (196 players). Paddy Power's tournament in London was eventually won by Jon Young, a 32-year-old freelance writer and artist from Slough, Berkshire, England.

Computer games

The first Strip Poker computer game was written by the German game designer Dieter Eckhardt in the late 1970s using the computers of an astronomical observatory near Düsseldorf. Strip Poker computer games were produced from the earliest stages of video game production and have continued to be released, increasingly from pornospecialist distributors.

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