The world’s largest online poker room, PokerStars is always finding ways to make online poker more fun and exciting for it members. To make poker gaming more interactive and exciting, the online poker room has added a variety of emoticons to its chat feature. Among them are the happy smiley, a wink, a shocked face and an embarrassed face. The cycling smiley is another interesting emoticon that the poker room has released recently. This particular emoticon is used to depict a bad beat that poker players dread the most. But, that is not all. Being the top online poker room of the world, PokerStars is not one to settle for a lineup of the standard or most basic emoticons.
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Using PokerStars Emoticons
Using the emoticons on PokerStars chat is easy, as all you need to do is go to the lobby and select a game you wish to play. Once you are part of an active table, you will be able to use the online poker room’s interactive chat feature and talk to the other players at the table. Among the other emoticons that you can use at the site include – thumbs up and thumbs down signs and a stack of ships. The site has also added a heart and a broken heart image to the list of emoticons, making many wonder if the poker site has also started online dating services.
PokerStars has also added a set of ‘hidden emoticons, which players can use with the characters on their keyboards. For instance, you can send a fish shaped emoticon by pressing the keys – <‘))>< in that order. Same way, you can also send out the ‘shark’ emoticon using the (^^^) symbols and the donkey emoticon with &-B.
New and Improved Lobby at PokerStars
PokerStars has also made a few changes to its lobby, to improve visibility of the elements and options available to the players. According a statement released by the site, it has updated the filters so that players can find what they want easily. The site has moved the registering/upcoming tab above the list of games, and has added a separate search field for the tourneys. Players can change the filters using a green switch, which can be turned on or off.
New Colorful Deck at PokerStars
PokerStars will also be introducing a new deck of cards very soon. The deck is said to be colorful, with four colors to be precise, and the cards have a sleek design on the front and back, with text that is easy to read and understand. The letters are big enough to read without straining your eyes. The new deck of cards will be made available on the site with the updates that the poker site plans to release this month. The new deck, along with the emoticons and the improved filters, is certainly going to make poker a bit more interesting to the players.
Besides these developments, the team at PokerStars is also working on adding filters for games that can be played exclusively using GBP. Also, the team might soon enable the PokerStars Mac client users to customize their tables on the site. Being the busiest online poker room of the world, PokerStars is sure to attract more traffic with these improvements on the site. But to benefit from these updates and make your online poker experience better, you need update your PokerStars Mac client on a regular basis. The update can happen at any time, which is why it is best to check for it before you login to your account, on any given day. The file you need run here would be the PokerStarsUpdate.dmg.
The poker room runs an average of around 23,000 cash games per day and averages players at its peak hours. If you too want to be a part of this network, make sure you register with it soon. Along with winning big cash prizes that it has to offer, participating in the PokerStars tournaments can make you eligible to participate in larger tournament formats, such as the Macau Poker Championship, the German Championship of Poker and the Latin American Poker League, which are scheduled to take place in the next few months.