Is this project still running??
I started working on a similar project back in 2013 after I was playing BTC poker at sealswithclubs.
Then something happened and I wasn't able to continue with the project.
Anyways, I believe this project can succeed in the long run if there will be option to use multiple digital currecies as payment method, and even add options for using eg "paysafecard" and similar systems.. So in other words You buy let's say 5000 pangeachips inside the game with any of the digital currencies, like NXT, BTC LTC or with anonymous cash options. These chips are then used to buy-in for tourneys, sit'n-gos, cash games and so on.
The second most important thing is that you build web client, stand alone client, and mobile/tablet apps.
A lot of pokerplayers move around a lot, and they need these options..
Finally, good luck!!
P.S. I have been playing poker all around for some fifteen years on professional level, and been in the crypto communities since bitcoin was 3 bux a pop. If you would like me to get involved in the project on some level, plz let me know..