Hands are now imported into the tracking database, and a Heads Up Display (HUD) for these sites is also supported.
The software team previously added support to partypoker and Borgata, the two skins on New Jersey’s largest online poker network. With this weeks’ additions, the software product now supports the four major operators in the state.
WSOP and 888 use the same software, provided by 888 Holdings. The same software is used for 888’s dot-com and dot-country sites in Europe, already supported by HM2, so extending support to the new US-regulated sites was likely a trivial addition from a technical standpoint.
Cash game traffic on the networks may increase with support for HUDs, as it facilitates experienced players playing more tables simultaneously. WSOP currently sits in second place behind party/Borgata, with approximately 35% less traffic. 888 sits in third place, with just under half the number of average concurrent players as the market leader.
There has been some discussion as to the acceptability of HUDs on WSOP and 888 due to a lack of specificity in site policy from the operators. However, a recent response to a player query seems to clarify the issue, with a WSOP customer service representative stating: “There is nothing in out user agreement against their use so it is not a problem if you or anyone else makes use of these.”
Competing product PokerTracker added support for Borgata and partypoker in February 2014. Support for WSOP and 888 are likely not far away if the green light is given.
Neither product supports the online poker rooms in Nevada. Despite WSOP Nevada using the same software in New Jersey, the former does not save hand histories to the hard drive, making tracking support difficult; and, though ambiguous, WSOP interprets Nevada regulations as prohibiting the use of such third party software.