PokerStars software is still the best in the dot-com market, players say.
Preliminary results from a September 7th, 2020 Twitter poll uploaded by partypoker partner Rob Yong show that players prefer the software of rival site PokerStars over all others in the dot-com market — with UKGC-licensed GGPoker coming in a distant second.
RE: Poker Software
I have a meeting with @partypoker owners about future software development. Will show poll & comments
Which https://t.co/ZgOm4UdGab site currently has the best poker software?
— Rob Yong (@rob_yong_) September 7, 2020
Preliminary results after ~9,600 votes — PokerStars 60.5%, GGPoker 22.5%, partypoker 9.5%
The ongoing poll ends Friday. If voting trends continue through the week, Yong’s Tweet offers a unique opportunity for partypoker players to win a $109 satellite entry ticket for letting the company’s owners know (by proxy) that their software seriously lags behind that of its competitors.
“Although it’s slowly getting noticeably better last few years. It’s a long long way behind imo, and I think you are drawing dead at any chance of competing unless you get totally new software. Was impressed with gameplay on the mobile app, but still way too boring.” @jackziyang
“…Stars and GG just way ahead of anyone else in this space and agree with Jack that this is the single biggest issue bottlenecking party’s growth.” @BowieEffect
“I felt like it was quite obvious that the basis of the current sofware is still the code from when the site was launched. So I feel like the room for improvements is limited within the current software. So yeah, rather take a few months and develop something from scratch pls.” @T1nkerrrr
“Biggest issue with party is for sure the software, as someone that plays 10k~ hands per week @ 200FF, the software is so far behind stars, particularly UX wise. probably just needs completely rebranding.” @BlackoutHS
PokerStars Customer Service within Poll
The most recent Rob Yong poll has granted an opportunity to the world’s largest poker site to follow-up on at least one customer service query.
Hi there, we are sorry to hear this has not been solved yet. We asked our support team to have this reviewed and provide you with an update as soon as possible. You should receive a reply shortly. Thanks, ^JP.
— PokerStars (@PokerStars) September 8, 2020
Will partypoker Launch in Pennsylvania Soon?
Despite players’ communication that partypoker must make a number of improvements before its software is able to legitimately compete with higher traffic dot-com sites, the Roar Digital US subsidiary could receive approval to soft-launch in the ring-fenced Pennsylvania market soon — according to a statement provided to pokerfuse by the PGCB earlier this year.
READ: partypoker PA Could Soft-Launch This Fall (Aug 11, 2020)
Will partypoker’s dot-com owners be swayed to invest more heavily in software improvements upon seeing Rob Yong’s poll results during their next meeting?
Will partypoker Pennsylvania finally receive approval to become PokerStars’ very first direct competitor in the Keystone State market?
Poker players could learn the answers to these questions and more before the end of the calendar year. But for now… it appears certain that PokerStars software still ranks the best among online poker players.
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