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Software Updates

Stay up to date with the latest version of the partypoker client software, and learn more about each new feature!

The January 2020 software update brings the following great new features:

Run it Twice

Help reduce cash game swings with our new fastforward feature!

Run It Twice deals two sets of remaining board cards to two or more all-in players.

The pot divides into two equal parts – one for each board. They are contested separately.

If any player active in the hand does not agree to run it twice, the board will complete as usual.

Run it Twice

Run it Twice

King of the Hill

A new addition to heads-up cash games, King of the Hill creates more action by making players ‘battle’ for the table.

There will be a limited number of tables available at each stake, and players can only wait at one table per stake level. This forces players to compete against each other, rather than unfairly waiting for ‘less-skilled’ opponents.

However, if both players in a heads-up game agree to open additional tables, this will still be considered as one game. Namely, it won’t count towards the number of tables available for that stake.

fastforward lobby

Slicker, smoother and easier to navigate!

The re-designed fastforward lobby adopts a format similar to the Short Deck lobby, allowing you to be seated in no time.

fastforward lobby

fastforward lobby

ITM indicator

Real-time updates on your tournament progress!

The upgraded ITM indicator is located in the top-left corner of your screen during tournaments and SNGs. It now displays even more useful information, such as:

  • Your position and the number of players remaining
  • The number of players that will cash
  • The amount of money that you have currently cashed
  • Value of the next pay jump
  • Any bounties collected
ITM indicator

ITM indicator

The October 2019 software update brings the following great new features:

Ante Cash Games

From October, players will be able to enjoy cash games with the use of antes.

Antes create more action due to the increased ‘dead money’ in the pot at the beginning of each hand. They are collected from each player before a card is dealt, and are the same value for every player.

For example, at a $1/$2 NL cash game with six players sat in and an ante of $0.40, the value of the pot stands at $5.40 before any voluntary money is contributed.

New table data points

Ante Cash Games

MILLIONS Online tab

To support the 2019 edition of partypoker LIVE’s flagship MILLIONS Online tournament, a dedicated tab has been added to the main partypoker lobby located in between ‘Tourneys’ and ‘partypoker LIVE’.

Here players can find all the satellites awarding seats into the $20M guaranteed tournament, along with the showpiece event itself, scheduled to take place between December 1-10.

To accommodate the new MILLIONS Online tab, the previous ‘Favourites’ tab has been replaced by a star (*).

New table data points

MILLIONS Online tab

Max. 9 simultaneous fastforward tables

The update also now lets you play up to nine fastforward tables simultaneously across all stakes, allowing players to see even more hands and rack up Cashback points at a quicker rate than previously.

Search for these fast-paced cash games under the ‘fastforward’ tab in the partypoker lobby.

partypoker delivers a key update that delivers a number of software improvements, including a significant enhancement to the playing experience for players using Mac.

New Mac table

Highlights of the changes include:

  • 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 your 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
New Mac table

New Mac table

New table data points

  • 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
New table data points

New table data points

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.

Late Reg Countdownr

Late Reg Countdown

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.

Here’s partypoker Team Online’s Jaime Staples talking through some of the exciting new features in the latest partypoker software release

Monday, June 17 sees a major overhaul of partypoker’s cash game product, which brings the following software changes:

Forced screen name change  

From 09:00 BST (10:00 CEST) all players will be required to select a new player alias (screen name) when they log into the client – allowing everyone on partypoker’s global dotcom license to start afresh with a clean slate.

Names are subject to the site’s usual rules about behaviour and language, and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Name Change Update

Name Change Update

Removal of local hand histories

As part of the ecology changes partypoker will no longer be offering the option for players to obtain/download hand histories.

This means that databases cannot be created to analyse players and HUDs will no longer work across the dotcom liquidity.

A new redesigned hand replayer was recently introduced in respect of this change.

Prohibition of third-party software

Another change will see most third-party software prohibited from being used while playing on partypoker, with the exception of ‘partycaption’ and ‘StackAndTile’.

Suspected use of any other third-party software may result in permanent ban from the site.

Disabling of ‘railing’

As part of the update players will no longer be able to observe cash game tables that they are not sat at, also known as railing.

Country flags hidden

In addition, we’ve hidden country flags from the tournament lobby and have also removed the ‘mouse over’ display of country for a player's plate at the game table.

This further enforces the clean slate provided by the enforced screen name change and protects the identity of players, in particular those of low volume countries and playing at high stakes.

Four-colour deck hand replayer

partypoker recently introduced a redesigned hand replayer in support of the changes, which features a new four-colour deck in response to player feedback.

Four-colour deck hand replayer

Four-colour deck hand replayer

Tuesday, May 28 sees the addition of the following features:

Redesigned hand replayer

We’ve introduced a redesigned hand replayer featuring optimised controls to provide a smoother playing experience.

The update brings a simplified dashboard that displays only vital information, while the game table, player plates and avatars have all been updated to give an exact visual replica of hands played.

In addition, the new replayer immediately displays the result of the last hand when launched from the poker table. This means players won't need to navigate through each action in the hand to see the outcome.

New hand replayer

New hand replayer

New table dashboard

A separate dashboard has also been added to the game table that launches the hand replayer and also gives a snapshot view of recent hands played.

Thursday, 14 March sees the latest partypoker software update, which brings with it a raft of new features.

Short Deck

Short Deck poker hits the client.

This exciting cash game format is played with a reduced deck of cards, with all cards below “6” removed, leaving 36 cards to play with. The game plays almost identically to Texas Hold’em, except a flush beats a full house and there is no small or big blind. Instead, everyone pays an ante (in addition to a button ante) to help generate action. This is a game that has increased in popularity in the high stakes world and now we’re bringing it to the masses.

Short Deck lobby

Short Deck lobby

Multi-select categories

Players will be able to multi-select tournaments filters once they have downloaded the new partypoker software, allowing them to select multiple category options from the tournament lobby.

For example, players can now select “Monster Series” and Power Series” simultaneously, and all the multi-table tournaments from these categories will be displayed.

Multi-select categories

Multi-select categories

Buy-in changes for tournament filters

The buy-in filters have been slightly tweaked to represent the stake ranges as follows:

  • 'Super Micro' changed from $0.01 - $0.99 to $0.01 - $1.99
  • 'Micro' changed from $1.00 - $4.99 to $2.00 - $4.99
Tournament Filter update

Tournament Filter update

Coloured tournament & fastforward names (tournaments lobby)

Prefixes and suffixes of tournament names are displayed in different colours to allow players to identify various tournament parameters such as tournament name, tournament series (if any), guarantee (if any) etc.

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New oval table

The latest update sees the introduction of the new oval table, combined with updated player plates and layout.

If you're a fan of the racetrack view you will be pleased to know that this remains an option under table themes.

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Oval table

Modern player plates

Player plates have been updated to display chips and screen names more clearly. Chip values are now larger and brighter, with the increased visibility allowing for easier multitabling.

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Hole cards are now easier to distinguish, and you have the option to display hole cards side by side by turning off display player image under table themes.

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Improved player notes

You now have the option to colour code your opponent's player plates making players you have notes on much clearer. In addition to this, hovering over aliases now allows you to view player notes without opening the note panel, allowing quick, detailed viewing of all player notes on a table.

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Player notes

New card decks

Card decks have been updated to work with the new table theme. You can select from one of the following via the theme tab, under 'Settings':

  • Classic (Default)
  • Inverted
  • Modern

All options will be available in both 4-colour & standard deck variants.

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Card deck customisation

New navigation and filters

The collapsible filters allow you to clearly and quickly apply your new settings and to find the games you want to play.

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New navigation and filters

Additional data points in cash game lobby

There’s now more information readily available to players looking to join a cash game! Stats such as the average pot size and the percentage of players seeing the average flop are now clearly displayed in the lobby.

New Darker lobby & table theme

Overall, the contrast improves the readability and visual appeal of key information. In addition, the actual gameplay experience is further enhanced by a traditional green felt table and a more prominent player plate, indicating the player’s turn.

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New partypoker lobby

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New partypoker table

New navigation and filters

  • By removing the left-hand navigation and relocating secondary information into a dropdown menu, we’ve created a wider area in which to display game information in a more accessible, visually-pleasing way.
  • Players will have more immediate access to T$
  • The play money lobby has been updated with the same navigation as the real money lobby to provide a more authentic experience.
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New navigation and filters

New & improved casino

The new format provides a more personalised gaming experience by allowing players to see their recently played games and gives them the ability to mark their favourites for quick and easy access. 

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New partypoker Casino lobby

Improved Sit & Go Jackpot lobby

We’ve made it easier for players to differentiate between 3 and 4-handed games, whilst also giving them the option to select more than 4 games.

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Improved Sit & Go lobby

Easier My Account Access

A dropdown menu right from the username (rather than the previous left-hand navigation) allows players to quickly access their My Account and Loyalty Rewards info.

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Easy account access

Removal of One-click lobby

Due to its unpopularity amongst players, the One-click Lobby was removed and replaced with this simpler, cleaner option that’s easy to navigate and visually appealing.

Enhanced security enabled on local machine

Depending on your computer’s operating system you may need to allow for security checks. If the flagged file has the name PL.exe, it is our software and can be trusted.