Over the coming weeks, PartyPoker will go another step further with its Poker for the People campaign, making improvements to the poker platform to level the playing field for all poker players.
The ongoing development of sophisticated third party online poker tracking software such as HUDs, seating scripts and the sharing of hand history databases can impact new players and the recreational community who do not have this access. PartyPoker are committed to providing fair and ethical poker products to all poker players and therefore during the coming weeks, the following improvements to the software will be introduced:
- Players will be able to view the last 12 months of their own hand histories within the Missions icon in the partypoker software, but hand histories will no longer be able to be downloaded and saved to their local devices
- Players wishing to wait for a cash game will join the room-wide waiting list and be randomly seated when a seat that matches their preference becomes available
- Players joining a cash game will see the names of their opponents only once their first hand is dealt
Golan Shaked, Director of Games said:
“As part of our Poker for the People campaign, the partypoker team is committed to providing all poker players, regardless of experience or skill levels, with trusted poker products that are fair, ethical and fun. We will continue working with the wider poker community on developing a mutually beneficial, trusting relationship.”
Tony Dunst, partypoker Ambassador said:
“These changes at partypoker are designed to create a more hospitable environment for recreational players. Unfortunately, many of the tools and tactics that professionals use to maximize their edge have made the games too difficult for new players to survive. Without them, grinders will merely pass money back and forth while being raked, and games will inevitably dry up. I think these changes will help level the playing field for casual players, and preserve the quality of games for professionals.”
PartyPoker’s Poker for the People journey began earlier this year and has incorporated revamping the loyalty store and making it level for all poker players to reach levels, bringing back cash for points and removing withdrawal fees.