PartyPoker introduces Bounty Tournaments
10/21/09 – Party Poker.com's latest online poker software update sees the introduction of a new bounty tournament facility this week, the highlight of a product upgrade that also sees the introduction of a ‘remember table layout’ feature and enhanced players notes.
Bounty tournaments allow players to profit by knocking other players out. A PartyPoker spokesman said the company will take part of the buy-in and put it towards a bounty for each player. For example, PartyPoker.com could take $5 of a player’s $20 + $2 buy-in to create their bounty, with the other $15 going towards the prize pool. Any bounty winnings are credited to a player’s account immediately.
The new ‘remember table layout’ feature has to be enabled by the player, and will remember the layout of tables when closed, opening new tables at the same size and in the same position.
If a player changes the layout of his or her tables the software will open the next new table in the same position as the last one closed.
"This isn’t a default feature, players have to tick the ‘remember table layout’ check box under Preferences/General/General Options to activate the feature," the spokesman cautioned. "This feature will remember the layouts on the specific computer a player is playing on; layouts will also be remembered on a secondary monitor.
"The new enhanced player notes feature makes it even easier to make notes on opponents. All a player has to do is double-click on the player’s image at the table to open the ‘Notes’ section with their name already entered in the ‘Select Player’ field."
The changes are in addition to the introduction of the hand history replayer and super speed games last month. Coming up in the future is the introduction of RSA tokens and synchronised breaks, the spokesman said.