Winning Poker Changes in Overview
The Winning Poker Network has never been shy in bringing new gameplay elements to its users. They added additional features again during a scheduled upgrade on May 16, 2017. Those changes have been deployed at all network-owned skins.
The major highlights are:
- Five new player avatars
- Tournament tickets and tourney bucks
- Observe table links
- The ability to double-or-nothing winnings from cash games and MTTs
1. New Player Avatars
You can now choose from five avatars to display next to your nameplate on the tables: a robot, a zombie, an alien, a basketball player, and a masked superhero.
2. Tournament Tickets System
There are now tickets to various tournaments as well as generic tournament dollars that can be used to enter any relevant tournament or sit-and-go. The tickets come in several classes. Some can be used only for one specific event on a stated date. Others are good for any instance of a named tournament, like the Sunday Special, that runs regularly. The most versatile type of tournament entry tickets match any tourney with a buyin equal to the amount of the ticket. Players who win a seat in a satellite will be automatically registered for the appropriate event as was the case before. However, any extra seats won will now be paid out in tourney bucks instead of cash.
3. Observe Table
Every player in a Winning Poker Game now has a play button on the bottom of his or her nameplate. Clicking on it will copy a link to your clipboard. If you follow this link, you’ll be able to view the action at the table in any web browsing software.
4. Double or Nothing
The new double-or-nothing mini-game at Winning Poker Network has nothing to do with DoN SNGs. It’s rather a type of “flipping” game where you can take your winnings from an MTT or cash game and either double them up or lose them all. Actually, you can do the same with your cash game losses provided that you have enough remaining in your account balance to pay in the event of doubling your loss.
The way it works is that the game will pop up whenever you leave a cash game table or bust out of a tournament while in the money. You have to predict whether or not a card turned face up from a standard deck of 52 plus two jokers will be red or black. If you choose right, then your winnings are doubled or your losses are erased. Selecting incorrectly will mean your winnings will be retracted or your losses multiplied by two. Whenever a joker appears, you automatically lose. If you should win, then you can try your luck again to redouble your payout.