Ultimate Poker Releases Software Upgrade
Last weekend Ultimate Poker, the first regulated online poker site in the US, released a new version of its software.
It was the first update since the site went live in April and it has brought players a number of enhancements such as improved table and tournament features and the introduction of a rewards program.
The new table features include the ability to resize tables, animated avatars, larger cards, a new sound scheme and preset bet buttons.
There are also a number of player-friendly improvements which are aimed to make it easier for players to multi-table.
Tournament players will enjoy the addition of tournament tickets which provide entry into specific tournaments and tournament dollars which can be used to register for multi-table tournaments. There are also new icons in the tournament lobby to make it easy to distinguish between different types of tournaments.
Despite the upgrade, there are a number of commonly requested features which are still unavailable such as auto-top-up and waitlists for cash games. However, it is thought that they will be included in future upgrades.
There is also a new loyalty program “Color Up” which allows players to accumulate points which can later be spent on merchandise available through the Ultimate Poker store.