Partypoker May be Launching a New Game Feature Involving Randomized Cash Drops

It appears that partypoker may soon be launching a new game type that would inject extra cash or coins into cash game pots.

While no further details are available as of now other than the title Table Booster, based on the animations and a reconstruction of the table by F5 using the image assets in the client, the new game feature may be inspired by Run It Once Poker’s Splash the Pot concept.

Splash the Pot (STP) is Run It Once Poker’s innovative way to reward players and at the same time create action at the cash game tables. At the start of every hand, the STP feature periodically adds money to pots before the preflop betting round. The amount of the added money ranges from 1 to 100 big blinds.

Soon after STP was introduced, GGPoker, clearly inspired by Run It Once, added its own “Cash Drops” feature.

However, unlike STP, GGPoker’s Cash Drops is also only available at the operator’s fast-fold games under the name “Rush & Cash.”

The idea of adding money to pots is a practice that has been around the online poker industry for years. PokerStars has used it to a great effect with milestone hand promotions. It has also been used by other operators, including Unibet, Winamax, and partypoker itself along with Borgata in New Jersey.

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It remains to be seen how partypoker’s Table Booster feature would be utilized. Or it could be just a simple marketing promotion that incentives players to start games.

We may find out soon.

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Back to Back Unibet Open Main Event Wins for Padraig “Smidge” O’Neill

Padraig “Smidge” O’Neill beat a field of 230 players (212 players plus 18 re-entries) to take down the Unibet Open Main Event title and over €52,000 in prize money.

It is the second time this year that O’Neill is a Unibet Open Main Event winner.

“It’s slightly surreal to go back to back,” O’Neill told f5. “I’m just incredibly lucky! The final table was full of strong players. With the anonymous nature of Unibet I only knew David Lappin. Battling versus a former coach of mine for a title was a fun experience and if he finds time away from his media duties I’m sure hell be finding silverware in the future.”

Lappin, a Unibet Ambassador, also went deep, finishing 4th place for over €20,000 in prize money.

O’Neill took down his first Unibet Open Main Event back in October for €79,998.

“I would like to thank Unibet for putting on another great festival,” O’Neill went on to say and that he is “Llooking forward to hopefully being at a Unibet live stop later next year.”

O’Neill gained his seat at the Main Event via a €50 satellite—which no doubt will please Unibet Ambassador Dara O’Kearney who has written the a book on satellite strategy.

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