PartyPoker announced on October 1st that it was going to make several changes in the poker software over the coming weeks to create a playing environment that is fun and exciting for all players regardless of their bankroll or their level of experience.
Two major changes came into effect on Thursday, October 15th:
1. 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
2. Players joining a cash game will see the names of their opponents only once their first hand is dealt
Director of Games, Golan Shaked, explains why these changes are being made.
"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."
Commenting on the changes, Poker Hall of Fame inductee and partypoker ambassador Mike Sexton said: "As a professional poker player, I understand players who seek out games with weaker players, but they must realize that those being 'stalked' will most likely quit playing if the same User Names continually show up at their table when they opt to play. Losing these players is not good for the everyday player or the site. Personally, I think it's great that recreational players are being protected from the using third party software. Hats off to partypoker for implementing this."
Upcoming tournaments on partypoker:
POKERFEST (Sunday, 25th October 2015): 80 events, $2.5 million in guaranteed prize pools