Partypoker finally issued a statement about the upcoming major changes, which will affect the use of third-party softwares, with the likes of Hold'em Manager, and Poker Tracker amongst others.
As the official statement on partypoker blog reads, the site "plans to release its next major software update for the global dotcom client on 17 June 2019".
All existing players will be required to change their aliases. After logging in to the client, a window will pop-up prompting players to select a new alias. Partypoker's rules regarding player aliases will remain the same, meaning players certain words and phrases will remain prohibited and the aliases will be available on a first come, first served basis.
To encourage the players, to change their aliases as soon as they can, partypoker will be hosting a $500K 'Race to Aliases' giveaway, running only for 24 hours on June 17.
The promotion offers three different ways to win prizes. The 'Login Click Cards' will award players with random prizes worth up to $10,000 in cash right after choosing the new aliases.
The 'Hourly Click Cards' will give away between $10,000 and $40,000 for players, who earn at least 0.10 loyalty points per hour.
In addition to these, the '10K Freerolls' will run exclusively for players who won tickets via the other two promotions.
The promotion will reward players for a total of $500,000.
partypoker Player Panel member, Patrick "pads" Leonard said: “I am excited at all the changes partypoker has scheduled as part of the company’s next software update, and I encourage everyone to log in and update their player name on June 17 to take advantage of the huge $500,000 giveaway!”
partypoker managing director, Tom Waters said: “This client update is one of a number of initiatives that we are working on in order to provide players with a safe environment where they can play online poker.
“With this release, we will be making changes to our software that will prevent third-party tracking tools from working. We want our players to have a fresh start and therefore we are asking all players to select a new alias so that all third-party tool tracking is lost for all our players. At the same time, we have some great promotions running and I’m sure there will be a mad rush by players eager to secure their preferred screen name!”
The site welcomes new players with $30 worth of SPINS tickets while cash back up to 60% are available for all players. Those who register via rakerace.com are also entitled to our exclusive €3,000 race at the site, which provides the participants with 10% extra rakeback on average!