I mentioned this in chat last night, and some people seemed interested.
The way it works in a forum, is that someone has to volunteer to be the dealer (unfortunately that person then has to do a lot of work, and can't play in the game). The dealer PMs the hand dealt to each player, and then keeps track of the cards and how much money has been won or lost.
Several games have been held over at skepticalcommunity.com over the past two years. The threads seem very popular. Though I haven't taken part, at least one member here, slimshady2357, has.
Here is a link to one of the 'how it works' threads there: linky
There are lots of other threads and games in that forum - search around to find more.
If there's enough interest, we'll copy their format and have a main 'table' thread where the actual play takes place, and a parallel thread for comments, joshing and badinage.
It's also an opportunity to add another class of 'smiley' to the
Here are a few of the cards linked from over at skepticalcommunity.com
I think if we're going to try this, we should keep the first table fairly small; say a maximum of ten people. If you're interested, sign up in this thread: the first player puts 1. username, and so on until the ten places have all been taken.
I'll volunteer to be the dealer for the first game, though if anyone else would like to do it, that's fine with me.