Originally Posted by SyKoChiller
It's kind of their "Thing". Unfortunately the player notes are only good at the table you wrote them on. Which sucks because player #2 can leave a table come back 5 min later as player #3 and all the notes for 2 are lost.
Only for cash games. At least you can keep track of the same person with notes in the MTT
Its a double-edged sword. I personally have emailed them many times and posted suggestions on Forums calling for them to add regular tables where you use a screen name side by side with the anonymous ones. Make it optional and I think they would see their client base grow even faster.
Eventually they will listen to us if enough of us write emails, call and post on forums about making it a duel site. FYI: Since your new to Bovada, it is a very reputable site. I've gotten many checks from them as well as non cash prizes and they have the quickest payout times I know of for U.S sites and their checks clear in about 24hrs. Also they have great Customer Service. And no I am not an employee LOL, I just like to give credit where credits due.
Good Luck and I'm sure I'll meet you at the tables since Bovada is my number 1 site. They have awesome Satellite structures which is how I win most my $ there. $2 wins you a $22 TT which has decent payouts. What stakes you normally play at? I am still bottom feeding at under .50 cent BB ring games.
I think they are one of the few, if not the only, site that does this. Competition and variety is only a good thing (imo), so this fits nicely as an option.
Lets also keep in mind that many so called "great" players use software to track and help them with their "skill" at poker. Without it, they are not so great after all, lol. Therefore, many of these players whine and cry unendingly about Bovada, as they cannot use their "gun" at that knife fight. Yet, look at it this way as well; this makes Bovada closer to what you have to do in a live game, so that makes for good practice.
I mean, think about it; sometimes people get so used to using autocorrect when typing so much that they forget how to spell new words and barely remember how to spell some old ones! They just punch in something "close enough" and go with it, never bothering to remember the correct spelling. Then they have to later fill something out on paper with a pen and it is largely a spelling disaster. I think that in this respect, technology really screws us. You have to write on pen and paper at some point, so are you just going to type it into your smartphone first and then copy it manually to paper? Or just hope that company you are interviewing with understands this and does not think you are uneducated, at best?
I just honestly think there are enough sites where people can use their beloved software at, so this one (or 2? 3?) site(s) is just fine as-is. They are picking up all those members who want to play a casual game without facing some computer software nerd, that does not know a calling station for a strong player without that help, who runs over them. The fact that they are sticking with it only confirms it must be working for them; I mean, how long would any company bled members and dollars? Not long, I can tell you.
Plus, believe it or not, some have actually used this example (software assistance on sites) to slam online poker, as a whole, as being a "rigged" system, compared to live poker. Do we really need that? I like having Bovada as a site I can throw in the face of those misleading arguments.
But you are right, SyKo, it does take some of the warmth and friendliness out of it, don't it? It really is a double edged sword.