U.S-facing poker sites owned by the Winning Poker Network (WPN) are receiving a major facelift on July 17th.
In an attempt to capitalize upon its growing market, the Winning Poker Network has rolled out a substantial software update. The update will include several new features and a slew of design changes, most of which will make playing on sites like Americas Cardroom and Black Chip Poker a more pleasant experience.
Over the past year, the Winning Poker Network has distinguished itself from its closest competitors in several key ways. For one, it offers faster, more reliable payouts than either Revolution or Merge Gaming. In fact, many U.S players have left those networks in order to play with a WPN owned site. WPN has also become known for its outstanding customer service and quick email response.
At the end of the day, most online poker players can live without a fancy user interface or other glossy features. To them, the most important thing is to get paid on time, and for the full amount of their withdrawal. Word of the Winning Poker Network’s superior payout system has spread, as the site has grown over 35% in the past year. Its growth is made even more impressive when one considers that [geolink href=”https://www.pokernewsreport.com/us-poker-sites”]U.S-facing sites[/geolink], on average, are down around 25%.
Through its user interface and design changes, WPN hopes to leapfrog out of fourth place (its currently behind Bovada, Revolution and Merge Gaming) and further accelerate its growth in the U.S market. Many of the elements incorporated into the software update are features that already exist on other sites. For one, the lobby now offers additional cash game filters and new tab placement. The ability to sort by game type and stakes was something sorely lacking on WPN poker sites, and comes as a welcome change.
In addition, the tables have been redesigned. The UI is still not necessarily flashy, but looks and feels a bit more modern. Several animations have been reworked and the cards are somewhat easier on the eye.
WPN and Bovada recently received A-grades from Poker Affiliate Solutions for their withdrawal processing speeds and reliability in U.S markets. Revolution and Merge Gaming, on the other hand, did not, and have experienced a nearly 50% drop-off in cash game traffic.
Time will tell if the new software update will help WPN pull ahead of its direct competitors. For now, it seems like all the momentum is on their side.
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