Ladbrokes Poker: Anonymous Tables

    • vhallee
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      Since last week, players sitting down at the Ladbrokes Poker tables have a new concept available to them: play completely anonymous.

      The new "Anonymous tables" offer you the chance to basically hide yourself from all the other players. This way, your opponents will not be able to see your nickname, avatar or get any information on your play style via tracking software.

      These special tables can be found in the Ladbrokes Poker tables with an "A" icon next to them. You can find more info on them here: http://poker.ladbrokes.com/en/news/Anonymous-Tables

      What do you think about these tables? Have you tried them already? Let us know by taking part in the discussion here.
  • 9 replies
    • Stimper1
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      I think that it is a great idea. This will help level the playing field so that those players who do not have the resources to purchase a poker tracker are not at a disadvantage. Similar to going to a Brick and mortar casino and sitting down with strangers and playing with instinct and skill instead of statistics. I am considering opening an account at Ladbrokes just to play anonymously. Are SNG tournaments included?
    • vikingxprs
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      id never play there, this is idiodic,
      but hey, lots of things are, so why not, its may actually be fun,
      good idea from the marketing perspective, other than that - dont know
    • HannesZ
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      Originally posted by Stimper1
      I am considering opening an account at Ladbrokes just to play anonymously.
      You can find our download guide here:
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/ladbrokes-poker/download/

      Originally posted by Stimper1
      Are SNG tournaments included?
      At the moment this is just available for cashgame.

      Cheers,
      Hannes
    • Ribbo
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      I like the idea a lot, not idiotic at all. :f_biggrin:

      Giving people more options on how they wish to play is always a good thing imo. It also stops people bumhunting, which means if people want to play poker, they will just sit down and play rather than looking around for loose tables. Means more rake for Ladbrokes. :f_biggrin:
    • fuzzyfish
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      Soo many fishies. And soo hard to catch them without stats :( Drives me crazy.
    • Ribbo
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      Originally posted by fuzzyfish
      Soo many fishies. And soo hard to catch them without stats :( Drives me crazy.
    • Leito99
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      would these tables not be filled with regs that nobody want to play against?

      i dont think fish would care if you can see them or not..

      but then again.. i dont really know..

      any experience with them?
    • gonepoker
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      Originally posted by Leito99
      would these tables not be filled with regs that nobody want to play against?

      i dont think fish would care if you can see them or not..

      but then again.. i dont really know..

      any experience with them?
      Well anon tables are really looser so it seems fish like them. Regs like to play with hud and there is no point to use hud at these tables because it will show stats of all players ever played at these tables. And because of that it is much harder to multitable so if it is not problem for you don't worry about regs:P I personally play these tables then traffic is low because other tables are filled with regs by that time.
    • gadget51
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      I play on Prima and they have introduced these tables just recently for cash 6max..
      The idea is that regs/sharks can't use HEM and the like to identify beginners and track stats, so they think they are staying anonomous and can have fun playing. You can of course still track your own stats though.

      I think they are a bit of a double edged sword actually. Even though newer players may feel more comfortable not being tracked, I don't think many of them would know about such software, simply because they are mostly 'recreational' players.
      Another issue is that a reg like me can multi-table 6max and table select the fishier ones within a few orbits without stats, plus it's tough for people to note you are multi-tabling in the first place.

      A further plus has to be that if you play micros, you can improve your reading ability a lot playing these; mine certainly has.

      All-in-all I really like the idea, because the tables are full of dead money, maybe not quite what marketing envisaged. :)