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PartyPoker Fixing Software Glitches Amid Google Buyout Rumors

A PartyPoker representative posted on 2 + 2 yesterday that a recent server upgrade should take care of the stability issues that have been plaguing the site since it launched its casual player-friendly software last week.

While the computer software technicians have been busily working out the bugs that are seemingly inevitable following a relaunch of this magnitude, rumors persist that Google is interested in acquiring bwin.party digital entertainment. The Daily Mail reports that Google is eyeing the UK gaming company at roughly 200p a share, almost double the stock’s current price.

Bwin.party’s value has been tumbling as of late and management has reportedly been under fire to stop the decline. Rumor has it that Google would like to make the deal prior to the launch of online poker and gambling in New Jersey set for late November. In a three-way deal with MGM Resorts and Boyd Gaming, bwin.party will be involved in the online offering via the license of Atlantic City’s Borgata casino.

While those acquisition rumors will be watched closely, players are more concerned with the software glitches that accompanied last week’s much-ballyhooed rollout that focuses on gamification. A PartyPoker honcho has promised that the following problems have been corrected: Windows 8 crash on login, lobby crash on login, all client freeze issues, broken web links in the client, lobby lag issue, feedback form loop crash, inter-account transfers, player notes, and player table profile mouse over.

Some of the other issues that PartyPoker’s software experts have continued working on include: $1K points bonus bug “country/state is a mandatory field” error, resizing of fonts on table, chip stack font, instant hand history window not resizable, fast forward not available on classic tables, and various other client error messages.

Players have been frustrated by the software issues and traffic has declined as a result. PartyPoker encourages player feedback and finds “suggestions and enhancement ideas” put forth by players to be of extreme value. Once the remaining problems are corrected, perhaps players will eventually come to enjoy the focus on missions, achievements and social interaction that PartyPoker is offering.

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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.

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