partypoker’s Latest Software Upgrades Set to Please Mac Users and Tournament Players

partypoker released their latest software upgrades and it is great news for Mac fans and tournament players, as well as an all-important One-Click Bet option finally making an appearance, Team Online pro Jaime Staples running through the main changes…

By: Andrew Burnett

The improvements are part of Rob Yong’s attempt to make the site the number one online poker-room, using his Twitter presence as a sounding board for constructive criticism from players.

Mac software upgrades

Looking in detail at the Mac upgrades will make for happy viewing for many, partypoker describing them as ‘a significant enhancement to the playing experience’

Long left behind in the world poker software, Mac users on partypoker will now have:

  • New oval and racetrack table shape with improved player plates
  • Customisable table felt and backgrounds with special theme additions
  • The ability to also choose different card backs and card fronts
  • Preview of customisations in the updated themes section in settings
  • New and improved player notes, providing more colour options and optimising the display of notes on the player plate
  • New Big Blinds (BB’s) count display, allowing player stacks to be displayed in BB’s

Tournament table improvements

The tournament upgrades rolled out this week will see both Windows and Mac users faced with new ‘table data points’, removing the need to have a separate lobby open to find the most important info:

  • Position – A player’s position and the total number of players remaining in the tournament
  • Average Stack – Display of the average stack for the tournament or, if a player is displaying chips in big blinds, the average big blinds
  • In The Money (ITM) – The ITM indicator displays how many prizes will be awarded for the tournament
  • Multi-colour ITM display - Position and ITM will be highlighted depending on how close a tournament is to the prize pay-out:
  • No highlight when the field remaining is greater than 120% of number of players ITM
  • Amber highlight when field remaining is 120% or less of number of players ITM
  • Green highlight once ITM is reached
  • Late Reg Countdown - To make it clearer to players when late registration will close, a new countdown has been added to the status column and the right-hand panel for a selected tournament in the lobby.
  • New KO Series table theme - a new theme replaces the recent POWERFEST theme to support the up and coming series that is offering over $30 Million in Guaranteed prizes. Click here to learn more about the series.

One-click bet

One of the longest-anticipated tweaks, particularly from this writer/player, is the new One Click Custom Bet feature.

The Global Settings have been upgraded to allow players to set customised bet sizings and operate it with one-click – no more re-confirming the bet size as you play.

As always, Rob Yong and partypoker are looking for feedback and you can have your say about the latest improvements over on Twitter.

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