The 2019 year may be safely assuredly called the year of combating third-party software, as many poker rooms began to ban it synchronously. This is being done to simplify the game and attract new amateur players. Thus, PokerStars first restricted the use of sitting scripts and then, completely banned them.
PartyPoker has also joined the fight against the use of supportive software. The poker room is going to add HUD to the taboo list. This soft describes players’ characteristics in real time. The representative of the poker room reports that the changes will take effect in early May and HUD will not be the only third-party tool on the ban list.
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PartyPoker is also going to exclude hand histories downloading. Technicians have been already working on a new hand history re-player, and traditional Poker Tracker and Hold'em Manager will be prohibited in the room. In early May, the poker room invites all its players to change their screen names in order to clear the history of their hands. Rob Yong, a Partypoker partner and Dusk Till Dawn casino owner, claims that PartyPoker will lose around $10 000 000 a year on these innovations, but at the same time, the room will achieve its long-term goal of becoming the most honest poker room.