partypoker Announces Inaugural Player Panel
Over the past couple of years, partypoker has taken many steps to become a site for the players by adding ambassadors and listening to players on poker forums and social media.
The online poker room just took another step in involving players by introducing its inaugural Player Panel.
The panel's main purpose is to further improve communication between partypoker and the poker community. Some of the issues the panel will be involved in are as followed:
- Help shape partypoker’s online and live policies and procedures
- Adjudicate on high profile fraud or collusion cases
- Help to develop strategies against the use of third-party software
- Offer insights on issues related to cash game ecology, fairness, and etiquette
- Collaborate with partypoker in its ongoing drive to develop and optimize the core poker product
- Working on broader software enhancements
Separately, the panel will also lend their expertise in helping to improve partypoker’s live poker tour, partypoker LIVE.
ElkY: "I am very excited to be actively involved in the renaissance partypoker is bringing to the poker world."
The panel includes players and partypoker ambassadors Ike Haxton, Jason Koon, Patrick Leonard, Joao Simao, and Sam Trickett.
Ambassadors from ring-fenced French and Spanish market will also be involved with France's Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier and Bruno Fitoussi.
"I am very excited to be actively involved in the renaissance partypoker is bringing to the poker world, live and online, for its players in the EU market," said Grospellier.
Simao said: "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. "It’s just amazing. I’m very proud to be part of the team and to provide support for players not just within the LATAM region, but throughout the world. It will be my pleasure to improve the poker experience for all partypoker players."
Waters: "This elite team will help drive partypoker forward whilst ensuring that the interests of our players are central to our decisions."
The panel's experience will also be used to help improve partypoker LIVE, which gained popularity thanks to its big guarantees and the ability to play opening days online.
partypoker Managing Director Tom Waters believes this is the right team to be involved in the Player Panel:
"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."