PartyPoker, one of the most popular poker sites in the world, has announced its Player Panel initiative committed to protecting players’ interest and improve communication channels.
The Player Panel Speaks Up
Renowned poker site PartyPoker has announced the creation of its Player Panel which will be focusing on improving communication between the community and the namesake poker brand. The Player Panel will strive to defend the interests of the community, similar to a union.
The new Panel will be joined by high-profile personalities, such as Jason Koon, Sam Trickett and Patrick Leonard who will speak up for the players. Others also spoke favourably of the newly-minted initiative, with PartyPoker ambassador Jasao Simao speaking favourably of the developments. He added:
I’m very happy to join PartyPoker’s new Player Panel. I have enjoyed had two amazing years with the company, and joining the panel gives me the opportunity to better understand their plans and the way that they work.
The Panel will have a broad remit, which will start with simple aspects of the poker experience, such as player ecology and transition to high-profile cases that involve fraud, the unauthorized use of third-party software, collusion and otherwise any wrongdoing that has been carried out to the detriment of the community.
At a glance, the powers of the Player Panel will focus across several key verticals, including:
- Assist in establishing the cardroom’s live and online policies
- Step in as mediator in high-profile cases of fraud, collusion or the unauthorized use of third-party software
- Help players and owners develop a better cash economy for the games
- Work on etiquette and fairness at the platform
- Developing new products and optimizing older versions
- General improvements of the overall poker offer
The PartyPoker forums have always been a place for ideas and the site has taken heed on more than one occasions. However, now community-driven changes to the gameplay will be fast-tracked with the of the freshly set-up gaming panel.
Managing director Tom Waters has been most receptive of the idea, expressing his satisfaction with assembling a team to best represent the interests of the community:
We have assembled a highly qualified team that contains some of the most respected and experienced poker players in the world. This elite team will help drive PartyPoker forward whilst ensuring that the interests of our players are central to our decisions.
Eliciting support from the community and PartyPoker top brass’ has been a very good way of working on the issues and more importantly – preferences, that a large number of community members have been asking for.
Establishing a clear dialogue between the poker website and their community will help PartyPoker build its profile as a community-driven and focused brand.
Partypoker has been expanding actively with its MILLION promotions and most recently obtaining a fresh license to roll out its offer in the Czech Republic. The Caribbean Party Poker has been another one of the lasting signature styles of the brand.