PokerStars Launches Personalized Tournament Video Feature

PokerStars is launching a new and innovative service that will provide select players with a personalized video of the most exciting moments of their play in specified World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) events.

The automated video will capture highlights of the player’s tournament victory and provide the players a chance to relive the victory along with the many high intensity moments.

The videos are currently being provided to all participants who run deep in selected WCOOP No Limit Hold'em (NLHE) events.

The PokerStars Winning Moments Videos will contain a snapshot of the player’s tournament performance, including number of entrants, replays of thrilling hands, amount won, and place finished.

In a statement, Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations said

Running deep in a tournament provides a feeling of achievement, joy and accomplishment. These videos are tailored to players' unique experience, highlighting their best winning moments. We wanted to give PokerStars players the opportunity to have a tangible memory of their victories so they can share it with friends, family and other poker players.

The videos are captured using an automated software developed by Treepodia, a company offering personalized video marketing solutions. The software uses algorithms and logic trees to automatically identify the most important hands of a player’s tournament and create a video of them. The videos will additionally feature narration by top PokerStars commentators James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton.

The company plans to expand the service to include players who manage to cash 100 times the amount of their buy-in during NLHE tournaments in the future. Currently, players who qualify for the service by virtue of their big tournament scores will receive a congratulatory email having a link to their personalized video which can then be shared by them on social media channels.

Team Online Pro Jaime Staples was one of the first to experience the service when he saw the video of his win of the Hot $33 tournament on June 18. On viewing the video, Staples said that it was an interesting way to relive a tournament victory and said that it could be used to recap his journey in a tournament with his friends. The video is available for viewing on the PokerStars’ blog.

PokerStars has urged the players to report any anomalies or errors in the video stating that it would help them improve the quality of the videos. The company is currently in the process of testing out the new software.