Winning Poker Network (WPN) rolled out its much-anticipated new software client today, which makes significant design changes and implements a variety of new features.
The lobby and tables themselves have seen significant updates. Cash game filters have been added, and many of the tabs and buttons have been reworked. The tables have been completely redesigned with a new layout, colors and animation.
Many of the updates bring it into line with existing features available in competing clients.
“A lot of blood sweat and tears has gone into this client,” Michael Harris, head of PR at Winning, told pokerfuse.
“We’ve tried to incorporate what we felt were the best elements from existing poker sites and then add some Winning gold. We’re quite pleased with the end result.”
Other new features improve the multi-tabling experience. There are now controls to sit out at one or all tables, and tables popping to the front now do not steal focus.
WPN is still #4 in terms of cash game traffic for international sites accepting US players, behind competitors Bovada, Revolution and Merge Gaming. However, it is the fastest growing, up over 35% in the last year, according to the latest data from PokerScout.
The feat is even more impressive given that the overall market for US-facing poker rooms is down 25%. Primary competitors Revolution and Merge are both down over 50% in the face of continued payment processor issues. Meanwhile WPN, along with Bovada, recently received an A-grade from Poker Affiliate Solutions for the speed and reliability of their US withdrawals.