Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bodog Launches New Software and Network, including All Anonymous Tables

Bodog has launched their long awaited new software and Bodog Poker Network. The biggest change is that all their tables are completely anonymous now, with the intent of ending all player tracking. "This feature stops poker pros accessing any data on how you play your game via the use of HUDs and other data mining sites like PokerTableRatings and SharkScope. This is totally unique to the Bodog Poker Network and will send shockwaves through the online poker playing community."


Players can now play up to 20 Multi-Table Tournaments simultaneously. The 4-table limit remains for cash games and SNGs. Bodog lowered the heads-up rake cap to $0.50 per hand from $1, which now makes them competitive at every game/stakes. They also have added a Rabbit Cam, and overhauled the tournament schedule.

[Update] PokerTracker has announced that with the new client they no longer support Bodog. "Not enough PT users on Bodog to devote development resources going forward." Points can no longer be converted to cash, only tournament tickets. Players can not take notes anymore. Hand histories no longer show mucked losing hands. Hopefully only a bug, but they are able to rathole.

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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Cake Poker Network Now Allowing Full Support of Holdem Manager and PokerTracker

The Cake Poker Network has finally made an about face and will be allowing poker tracking programs going forward. "From November 9 we allow players to use 3rd party software that provide HUD data such as Poker Tracker and Hold`em Manager," said Anton Zhilin, senior affiliate and project manager at AEPoker. "Players can still change their nicknames every 7 days to combat any form of tracking if they wish."

Beginning in July PokerTracker had announced an exclusive deal with Cake to "test the viability of allowing HUDs on their network."

BroadwayTables offers good promotions to Cake Network players while InterTops offers faster cashouts for US players.

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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

WSOP Final Table: Following it on US TV and the Net

WSOP live show ratings were great this year (though the regular TV shows' ratings were down substantially) so ESPN has decided to show the entire 2011 WSOP Main Event final table live, with hole cards, on a 15-minute delay.

The final table will start on ESPN2 and ESPN3 (live streaming) at 3:30 PM eastern on Sunday, continuing until they've played down to 3 players. There will be a 90-minute dinner break at about 9:30 or 10 PM eastern.

Then on Tuesday night they'll play down from 3 to a champion, also live, starting at 9PM on ESPN and ESPN3. It's expected to run 3-4 hours, but they'll show it till the end unless it runs extremely long, say over 8 hours.

See also our previous coverage for further details.

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