Former Baywatch babe and Playboy Playmate Pamela Anderson has lent her likeness to a new Facebook game, BamPoker. Add this to the ever-growing list of Texas Hold 'Em games on Facebook with social elements built in, such as live chat, the ability to send fellow players virtual gifts, and the idea of leveling up and face more challenging opponents.
At first glance, the biggest difference about BamPoker is that Pam is plastered all over it. You can find a cartoon version of her is on the loading screen, on popup screens and plays the dealer in the game. There are, of course, a few real-life photos of her thrown into the mix as well, for those who prefer to see the real thing.
One interesting thing about this game is that its founders, Canadian business types Elton Pereira and Jeremy Nichele, have stated, out front, that they plan to work with several non-profits in 2012. So while it's a little cheesy to use Pam Anderson to generate buzz about your poker game, it's hard to hate on good corporate citizenship.
One more note: This is not the first former Baywatch star to lend her name to an online Poker game. That honor belongs to Carmen Electra, the face of Pokerist's mobile poker game, which launched on Android and iOS in late April. Now the big question remains: Who has the better poker game, Pam or Carmen?