Online poker room Full Tilt released a major software upgrade today, with a number of nice (albeit small) new features, including auto-rebuy options for ring games, SNG rematches, login history and more.
New features of the new Full Tilt Poker software includes the ability to set a predetermined amount (number of big blinds, as in 10 times the big blind, or 20 times the big blind, etc.) for future buy-in’s. Once you’ve set up your preference through the Full Tilt Poker lobby (under preferences) the software will default to that preference for all future buy ins.
Full Tilt Poker Heads up Sit n Go Rematches. Following every heads up sit n go match each player will be asked if they’d like to rematch.
Automatic Rebuys in Full Tilt Poker ring games (cash games). Pokerstars “Fast” table players will be familiar with this option, when you a player bites the felt (or loses all their chips) in a regular ring poker game, they are automatically rebought back in. The money to cover the rebuy is taken from the players account.
Holding your mouse over a players avatar will now reveal the country that player is playing from in addition to the player notes stored for each player. This is not a preference or an option, can’t be turned off.
A new online Togel Hongkong poker security option has also been added, if your balance looks a little funky, or if you just like to keep track of your account, Full Tilt now also offers players a history of their logins, Login history can be found in the new Full Tilt Poker software under requests. The last 20 times a player has logged into their account will be shown in addition to the last 20 IP addresses and countries the account was logged into from.
Additionally, hand histories for Sit n Go type tournaments are now shown from the beginning of the tournament, right up to the moment the table is broken down.
It’s also rumored that Full Tilt intends to add deal making abilities to the software in the coming future.
Brits endorse regulating online gambling but not banning the industry
A press release was sent out by the Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative (SSIGI) on Monday stating that Bristish Government officials are endorsing the United States’ regulation of online gambling. The British Government has signaled quite clearly that they would actually prefer to see the U.S. regulate online gambling rather than prohibiting the industry.
The European Union has also been in negotiations with the United States for compensation because of the online gambling ban. On a recent visit to Washington D.C., EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said that Congress either needed to open up the online gambling market to European operators or pay the compensation.
The United States is facing a potential $100 billion claim from the European Union in the trade dispute.
There is already a bill introduced in the U.S. Congress that could end the online gambling ban and bring the nation back into compliance with World Trade Organization regulations.
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) introduced H.R. 2046, the Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act, in the House of Representatives earlier this year.
The bill would legalize the online gambling industry and set up a system of regulating and licensing online gambling businesses who want to serve U.S. customers.
Instead of following that route after the WTO ruled again this year that the online gambling ban violated trade regulations, the United States chose to start the process to withdraw its obligations with regard to free trade in the gaming area.
So Antigua and Barbuda, which initiated the original case, is now asking for $3.7 billion in compensation, and the United States is open to trade concession demands from other countries involved in the online gambling sector.
If the United States and the European Union can’t come to a settlement agreement, the European Union could demand a binding arbitration before a WTO panel.
Antigua is already involved in arbitration with the United States. The latest deadline for the two to come to an agreement is set for Friday.