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Ignition Casino Switches to Quick Seat Cash Game Lobby

 Ignition Casino Switches to Quick Seat Cash Game Lobby

Ignition Casino and its twin online poker room, Bodog, recently made a major change to their cash game lobbies, moving from the traditional table listing to what the poker rooms call the Quick Seat lobby.

This lobby variation is nothing new; it has been around in the online poker world for years. What makes this interesting is that it is now the only way to find a cash game seat at Ignition Casino. The way we have been used to for as long as internet poker has existed is now gone. No more perusing the list of open tables, no more seeing what the average pot size and percent of players to the flop are, no more ability to open a table to see who is playing.

Now on Ignition, players will just choose their stakes, the maximum table size, the game (Texas Hold’em, Omaha, or Omaha Hi/Lo), and game variation (No-Limit, Pot-Limit, or Fixed-Limit). When all that is settled, the poker client will find the proper table and seat the player.

It looks like the idea behind the change is to protect recreational players from being targeted by sharks throughout the lobby. With no ability to find their prey, sharks can’t really hunt anyone down anymore. When they can’t do that, the recreational players will likely not lose their money as quickly, not only keeping money in the poker economy but also increasing the chances that they reload after going busto. Plenty of people have fun while losing money and the longer it takes to go broke, the more probably it is that the players still enjoy themselves.

Oddly, Ignition already had anonymous tables, so it was already next to impossible for any recreational players to be preyed upon. Perhaps the Quick Seat lobby is just a way to cover hat one percent of the time sharks were still able to target weaker players.

Reviews of the new system have been mixed in the poker community. While many applaud Ignition for taking another step to making online poker just about poker and taking away much of the edge third-party software tools provide, others feel the Quick Seat lobby just makes playing more difficult.

The way it makes it more difficult is that most people have certain preferences when it comes to the games they play. Some like starting new tables. Others only want to play at full tables. The Quick Seat lobby doesn’t allow players to choose. Thus, if someone who hates starting a table or playing ultra-short-handed ends up at an empty table, they will either leave and try again, sit out until more players arrive, or play begrudgingly. None of these options is ideal.

At the same time, some players have reported having great success with Quick Seat, especially multi-tablers. Quick Seat guarantees players will get into a game, as opposed to a traditional lobby that often has just a couple tables of a certain type with long waitlists.

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PokerStars Introducing “Seat Me” to Combat Bumhunters

 PokerStars Introducing “Seat Me” to Combat Bumhunters

If you play online poker or have at least been keeping up with poker news, you know that over the last few years, online poker rooms and networks have made a concerted effort to make their games more appealing to recreational players by implementing features that strip away advantages from professionals (aside from actual poker skill). PokerStars announced last week that it is continuing that trend by introducing “Seat Me,” a drastic change to its ring game lobby that will eliminate some of the pros’ and heavy grinders’ more predatory practices.

“With so many customers who trust our products, we have to be particularly vigilant against tools or strategies used to gain an unfair advantage,” wrote PokerStars Director of Poker Innovation and Operations Severin Rasset in a blog post. “We also need to be able to ensure that we create enforceable and sustainable policies, making sure that players who do follow the rules are not at a disadvantage.”

As such, what PokerStars is doing, starting soon with a test run on PokerStars.es (Spain), is removing the ability of players to hand-pick their tables. Instead, when looking to sit down and play a ring game, players will simply select their stakes, game type, and maximum number of players and the client software will seat them automatically. It essentially mimics the experience of going into a live poker room and having a host show you to a seat, as Rasset puts it.

The goal of Seat Me is to eliminate “bumhunting,” one of the poker community’s most reviled seating practices. Bumhunters are very experienced players, usually pros or serious amateurs, who specifically look to sit down and play against players they know are weak. They will use datamined hand histories to pull up statistics on players at the tables and usually feed those into “seating script” software that finds the players and automatically seats the user with them. The user doesn’t have to do a thing – the software does it all.

At heads-up tables, bumhunters will often sit at multiple tables, waiting for their prey. If someone who isn’t weak sits down, the bumhunter won’t join the game, which only serves to clog up tables.

This predatory behavior is seen as bad for business, as these skilled players often drain lesser opponents of money quickly. Several poker rooms have found that the quicker a new player loses their money, the less likely they are to return. The poker rooms need these lower skilled players because they lose money in the long run and end up re-depositing – as long as they are enjoying themselves – fueling the poker economy. Players who feel like they are being targeted, though, won’t have fun and won’t come back.

Seat Me should serve to eliminate seating scripts, as players won’t be able to choose their seats in cash games. Naturally, this also gets rid of bumhunting. In order to prevent players from joining a table and then not playing if they don’t see any weaker players, Seat Me will also institute time penalties for players who jump from table to table looking for targets or who routinely refuse to play certain opponents.

As mentioned, Seat Me will first be tested on PokerStars’ Spain site, PokerStars.es and if the test is successful, it will be rolled out to the rest of the PokerStars sites.

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Preferred seat and amulet

 Preferred seat and amulet
Hello everyone . I wanted to open this post to see if you also have a preferred seat at the tables or some amulet when they are to play a tournament or cash table. I read them all and thanks

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 was given seat to acr million event
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