03/29/2012 : GTECHG2 UPGRADES ONLINE POKER SOFTWARE
 
Software provider releases Poker 8.0, the first full-feature poker client for Mac
 
The online poker software provider GTechG2 launched Poker 8.0 Thursday, describing the product as the market’s first full-feature poker client for Mac, containing all game types and tournaments as well as cash tables.
 
The latest version of GTechG2’s multichannel poker product has adapted keyboard shortcuts in the Mac poker client for use with Mac hardware, a statement from the company revealed.
 
Poker 8.0 also includes innovative features designed to boost convenience and enhance the card-playing experience, the statement claims. Players can alleviate uncertainty about a hand and are now able to relive their best moments by viewing a rerun of any completed hand from any game session they have participated in with the new Hand Replay option.
 
Another addition is the Tournament Deal feature. This enables players remaining in a tournament at the final table to accept a proposed deal to end the tournament prematurely. Deals are available at the final table in multi-table tournaments (MTTs) when remaining players have chips left and there is no rebuy or add-on time left. MTTs offering a deal are marked by a special icon in the lobby.
 
Poker 8.0 benefits from improved player profile settings and statistics, including the ability to categorise an opponent’s skill level as ‘shark’, ‘medium’, ‘fish’ or ‘none’.
 
Dominic Mansour, vice president of product management for the software company said: “The developments on the latest version of our poker product have all been designed with a core aim of improving the player experience and we are very satisfied with the results.”
 
Poker 8.0 has been rolled out on International Poker Network.