Online poker room Bodog Poker have hit the poker news headlines following an announcement that they have now created a new update within their offering to members of their site that will be sure to shake up the industry a little more.
With recent times seeing a number of sites looking to increase their offering to their members, PokerStars offering a new ‘Zoom Poker’ variant and others trying to increase their game selection and tournament schedules, Bodog Poker have taken firm steps to keep their head above the rest.
With alterations being made to the site there has been a new influx of tables within the site that have now become ‘cloaked’ for players as they play the games without their user name being exposed in a bid to keep the higher profile players secret from regular players and with the site now making heads up tables into this format they have been able to achieve their aim to convert their new feed of new members into those that are looking for rakeback deals rather than the more conventional free funds offers that so many sites offer.
So called professional players have kicked up a fuss about the increase in hidden opponent games as they are now unable to request hand histories in relation to their opponents, meaning that they are unable to read into their playing style and their mentality at the poker tables, something that US poker sites professionals have used to gain the advantage where they can.
Bodog Poker have now listened to their members and have opened up the hand histories of all of the player’s hands but have taken hand histories into a new era by releasing a complete open book of information by providing all of the hole cards data for all players that were involved within that hand to.
Obviously hand histories are designed to offer you insight into your methodology and strategy but is this giving out too much information or will we all be looking to collate huge files of play names and hand histories in order to take your play forward?