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Partypoker to Roll Out Software Update, New Power Series Schedule

On Friday, partypoker announced that it will release a software update on February 24th which will “see a number of significant improvements to the playing experience.” In the same blog post, the online poker also revealed that it will launch the new Power Series on March 5th. Let’s take a closer look at each. The software update appears to largely cosmetic, though cosmetic can be good if it makes it easier to see what’s going on at the virtual tables. In the partypoker blog post, the following changes were listed: • Re-introduction of the oval shaped table alongside the existing table design • New and improved player plates with larger fonts, improving players’ multi-tabling experience • Improved display of player notes • A brand new time-bank indicator • A number of smaller enhancements, improving the look and feel of the tables So, nothing earth-shattering, but if things on the table

Unibet to Launch Around the World Dream Raffle with New Poker Software

With Unibet set to go live with its long-awaited new poker client on Thursday, the online poker room is also gearing up for spiffy new giveaway to promote the upgraded software. Dubbed the “Around the World Dream Raffle,” Unibet will be giving two dozen phenomenal trips away, including one that will treat someone to a month-long vacation visiting some of the greatest locations on Earth. Starting December 1st, the day the new poker client goes live, Unibet will randomly drop raffle tickets at the real money cash tables. The player on the button at the lucky table that is chosen at any given moment will win the Around the World Dream ticket, while the rest of the players at the table will be granted Unibet Open qualifier tickets. All tickets are not created equal, however. The higher the stakes of the cash game table (No-Limit and Pot-Limit only, not Fixed-Limit),

Israeli Software Company Creates Facial Recognition Program, Uses It To Identify Professional Poker Players

In this day and age, there are many things or people that we would like to be able to identify simply from their appearance. From judging whether someone has donned a disguise to more sinister implications, such identification would be critical for particular situations. A software company in Israel says it has developed a facial recognition software that they claim can identify terrorists and pedophiles, proving it by identifying…poker players. According to Yahoo! Tech writer Dyllan Furness, The Israeli company Faception (which is a startup that is currently looking for funding) has developed this software and demonstrated it at an unnamed poker tournament. Yahoo! states that the software analyzed 50 amateur players that were in the tournament and, after comparing them to a database of poker professionals, picked four players that the software determined would excel in the event. Of those four players, two of them – amateurs, mind you

WSOP.com Player Caught Using Illegal Third-Party Software

The use of third-party software in online poker has been the subject of debate ever since such things came into existence. Over the last couple years, many internet poker sites have begun banning third-party software in an effort to appeal more to recreational players, as they are rarely the types of players who use them. Now it seems that one poker pro may potentially be in legal trouble for his use of banned software on U.S. regulated site. A player going by the screen name of “BTCBLADE,” reported to be successful online and live pro Tommy Chen, was outed as a heads-up display (HUD) user on Nevada’s WSOP.com in November. According to Nevada law, HUDs and other software aids are illegal. NRS 465.075, the applicable portion of the state’s gaming code lays out the rules: It is unlawful for any person at a licensed gaming establishment to use, or possess

partypoker to Implement Software Changes to Curb Third-Party Software Use

We have seen a trend lately of online poker rooms trying to make themselves more recreational-player friendly, not by necessarily weeding out skilled pros (though this is often what happens), but by attempting to protect weaker or simply newer players from those who want to prey on them by means other than simply playing good poker. The latest poker room to announce changes it partypoker, which wants to “level the playing field” for all players. In a blog post last week, the poker room listed out the following three changes to its software platform (emphasis added): •    Players will be able to view the last 12 months of their own hand histories within the Missions icon in the partypoker software, but hand histories will no longer be able to be downloaded and saved to their local devices •    Players wishing to wait for a cash game will join the room-wide