Online gaming sites are always evolving in a frenzied effort to stay competitive. This includes frequent software updates, enhanced features and functionality, the elimination of flaws and bad ideas, the introduction of brand new products, and so on.
Party Poker, a perennial front-runner among online gambling sites, is typically a step ahead of the competition when it comes to adopting and implementing industry innovations. Party Poker has once again stepped up their game by removing a feature (skins) and forming strategic alliances with other cutting-edge online casinos and poker rooms.
A primary caveat of Party Poker’s recent upgrading is that not all kinks may have been worked out just yet (which simply means updates to the upgrades will be forthcoming). Reportedly, issues can arise if you uninstall the old Party Poker client immediately after installing the new upgrade, so think twice before doing so. Some of you may be asking why you should even download the upgrade now that we’ve said that. Here are some reasons why:
Games in the lobby are organized according to blinds rather than maximum buy-in, and hand counts are displayed as well.
Filters are provided to help narrow down your selection of tables/games; tables now have names instead of numbers; the news ticker is more prominent; tournaments are categorized for easier searching; and cash games are split into Limit, No Limit, and Pot Limit variants, with increased limits for each.
Regarding Tournaments: – Buy-ins now include entry fees – Players begin each tournament with more chips (2,000 for Sit-and-Gos, 3,000 for Multi-Tables, and 5,000 for Events) – The blind structure has been revamped – There are more buy-ins available for Sit-and-Gos – Sit-and-Go levels are now based on time rather than hands played – Rather than having a steep payout structure, it is more flat.
Regarding Party Poker Registrations Party Poker and Party Casino are now both accessible directly from the Account Page, saving players time and effort.
Players can minimize windows when using multiple monitors, and automatic tiling and cascading of windows is available as a paid add-on.
You may be aware that Party Poker is a skin, meaning that it is a separate website that uses Party Poker’s software in exchange for a cut of the profits. PartyGaming, owner of Party Poker and home of Party Casino and Party Bingo, has opted to cancel its skins and instead acquire them as sister sites under the PartyGaming umbrella, where it will control both the user experience and the revenue.
Party Poker’s former skins have been replaced by IntertopsPoker, MultiPoker, PlanetLuck Casino, PokerNow, and Starluck Casino Online, all of the PartyGaming family. In February 2006, Party Poker spent $250 million to acquire Empire Poker, a former Party Poker skin. They’re really making a big deal out of Party Poker now (some bad puns just beg to be voiced).
Party Poker, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, attracted a record number of new customers in 2018, according Reuters.