PartyPoker updated its software late last week and indications are that the site is regaining some players who apparently moved on to other poker rooms and networks following a huge new software launch early in September that was fraught with problems.
PokerScout has reported that cash game player traffic has risen at the bwin.party online offering following Thursday’s upgrade. Traffic is 3% higher than early last week numbers.
PartyPoker currently sits in 5th place in worldwide player traffic, trailing fourth place Full Tilt Poker by 200 cash players in a seven-day average. Full Tilt has problems of its own, as its Take 2 promotion has not seen the same success as it did when originally offered in April.
PartyPoker rolled out a massive software update the first week of September geared toward recreational players. With achievements, missions, and social interaction as its primary focus, bwin.party took a bold step aimed at following the current trend in the online poker industry that caters more to casual players.
Many software bugs and issues cropped up following the launch, as is typically expected with software upgrades of such large proportions. But players are seemingly finding their way back to PartyPoker, as indicated by the latest traffic tabulations.