Poker players, prepare yourself. Microsoft has announced that Texas Hold‘em will be available free for forty-eight hours on Xbox Live. The game launches on Xbox Live Arcade on August 23 at 0800 GMT (1 am PST). For the first forty-eight hours of the game’s launch, Xbox Live Gold and Silver members will be able to own and play the game for free. After this free introduction period, the game will be available to all members for 800 Microsoft Points.