Full Tilt Poker Makes Changes To Ring Games And Removes Table Selection

Full Tilt Poker Makes Changes To Ring Games And Removes Table Selection July 29, 2015 July 29, 2015 Tim Glocks https://www.poker-online.com/author/tim
Posted on  Jul 29, 2015 | Updated on  Jul 29, 2015 by Tim Glocks

full tilt pokerFull Tilt Poker (FTP) had promised earlier this month to make a number of changes to its policies in order to enhance the gaming experience for its players. The popular online website has kept its promise and has started to implement a number of changes.

Full Tilt Poker players who logged into this site from the 28th of July were asked to update their online poker software and use the latest version that FTP has rolled out. Once users accept the upgrade, they will soon find that the new software has made changes to the ring game lobby.

Players will no longer have to go through the long list of single tables that most online poker websites have. While the lobby still gets sorted by number of tables, buy-in sizes and stakes, players will no longer be able to select their seat as they will automatically be given a random seat based on the new software algorithm.

The second biggest change rolled out by FTP is the removal of all heads-up tables. This was done in order to remove the practice where experienced players prefer to target weaker players and gain an advantage instead of taking on an opponent who has a similar skill-set. This industry practice is commonly referred to as ‘bum hunting’ and the new FTP software will ensure that there is no longer room for such practices.

In a statement, Dominic Mansour, the managing director of Full Tilt Poker said

When a player arrives at a live card room, they tell the poker room manager what game they want to play and the poker room manager will take them to a table with a free seat so that they can start playing straight away. As players join and leave the live card room, the poker room manager brings new people together to create new tables, and moves players from short-handed tables to ensure every player has the best possible experience.

Mansour and his team from FTP spent a lot of time collecting feedback from FTP players and also scouring poker forums including the popular TwoplusTwo forum to see what the players were saying about the FTP experience. This data was then complied and analyzed before deciding on what changes could be implemented in FTP to ensure FTP players had the best possible experience.

FTP will continue to collect feedback from its players to see how well the new changes have gone down and if the overall player experienced has improved.

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