Thursday October 15,2015 : PARTYPOKER.COM ROLLS-OUT PROMISED ECOLOGY CHANGES

Following its announcement on 1 October, today partypoker is introducing the first phase of changes which are set to level the playing field and create a fairer environment for poker players. Check it out here
 
As promised, from today two major changes come into effect at partypoker.com:
 

  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
     

These changes will help to limit the use of third-party online poker tracking software including HUDs and seating scripts whilst improving the poker ecology for all poker players.  The second phase of changes, to be introduced in the coming weeks, will mean that hand histories will no longer be available for download but will be viewable only from within the partypoker software.
 
Golan Shaked, Director of Games said “Since we announced our plans to restrict the use of third party tools on our software we have been delighted by the response of the poker community. Today we are pleased to be introducing the first of those changes which will level the playing field for all players.”
 
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."