The Golden Palace is famous for their crazy advertising and publicity stunts. I'm guess audacity works in advertising. Overall, The Golden Palace is not just about Poker. It also offers a full range of casino games to play, which makes it unique. It is probably not the best place to just play poker, but if you are looking for other types of games, it is definitely worth a look.
Getting Started -
(Go to the Golden Palace Site)
Once downloaded, you can either "play for fun" or "play for real money", and create your account. Account creation was simple, but they then assigned me a username which is 11 random letters, and I couldn't copy and paste it out of the screen because it was graphics rather than letters in their software.
Once you're in, however, you can play any of their games. They offer Card & Table games, Video Slots, Progressive Games, Single-Line Slots, Multi-Line Slots, Keno, and more. They have a great selection.
The casino gameplay is really nice. Sound and graphics are great.
In the poker rooms, the key to great games is lots of players. When I logged in, it said that there were 1427 "players online", but it was still hard to find quite the right table. The gameplay works pretty well. They offer avatars, so you can pick your own icon. The gameroom seems to get a lot more chat between the players than some of the other sites.