partypoker launched its latest major software update for the global dotcom (.com) client on Monday (June 17, 2019) as part of the update in which all players are required to choose a new alias (player name).
On June 17, starting from 09:00 BST (10:00 CET), players will be shown a pop-up window the next time they log-in to the client, asking them to create a new alias. Player names will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are subject to the site's rules regarding appropriate language.
To celebrate the update, partypoker is marking the day by hosting a limited-time 24-hour $500K ‘Race to Alias' giveaway for all dotcom players, except for those in Sweden and Czech Republic).
The giveaway is only available for real-money accounts and there are three ways:
- Login Click Cards - will award random prizes worth up to $10,000 in cash to players after they create their new alias.
- Hourly Click Cards - between $10,000 and $40,000 is up for grabs for those who earn at least 0.10 in loyalty points per hour.
- $10K Freerolls - scheduled to run exclusively for those who earn qualifying tickets via either the ‘Login' or ‘Hourly' Click Card offers.
Overall, the promotion is set to pay out more than $500,000 in FREE prizes to those who change their player name within the allotted 24-hour promotional timeframe. Czech Republic players can claim a shared $25,000 in prizes through their own version of the Race to Alias giveaway.
Team partypoker pro Patrick Leonard said, "I am excited at all the changes partypoker has scheduled as part of the company's next software update, and I encourage everyone to log in and update their player name on June 17 to take advantage of the huge $500,000 giveaway!"
Partypoker Managing Director Tom Waters said, "This client update is one of a number of initiatives that we are working on in order to provide players with a safe environment where they can play online poker. With this release, we will be making changes to our software that will prevent third-party tracking tools from working. We want our players to have a fresh start and therefore we are asking all players to select a new alias so that all third-party tool tracking is lost for all our players. At the same time, we have some great promotions running and I'm sure there will be a mad rush by players eager to secure their preferred screen name!"
You can still participate in the next upcoming round of the Alias Race in the next 60 minutes!