Use a guitar controller to play poker


Bored? Lazy? Trendy? All of the above? You can turn a run-of-the-mill Guitar Hero or Rock Band controller into a weapon used for checking, folding, calling, raising, lowering, and more – YES! You can play online poker with a guitar controller! Finally!

The How-To over at lays out button configurations for PokerStars and Full Tilt versions but you’re basically plugging a guitar into your PC’s USB port, letting Windows detect it as a game controller, and then using software like Xpadder to re-map the buttons.

This ought to work straight away with just about any old corded guitar controller, or you could use one of the newer wireless ones provided you have a PC USB adapter – there’s this one for Xbox 360, but I’m not certain about one for the PS3.

Rad How-To: Play Poker with Your Rock Band Guitar [Poker Listings via Slashdot]