Third Party Tools Policy
Permitted third-party tools
Currently, the only third-party tools that are permitted to be used on partypoker whilst the gaming client is open are:
- Table Tamer
Last Updated: 15/10/2019
Use of any other tool not mentioned on this list is prohibited whilst the client is running and may lead to restrictions being placed on your account.
If a user is found to be in breach of our terms and conditions, partypoker reserves the right to permanently close the account and confiscate funds.
Prohibited third-party tools
For the avoidance of doubt, there are some tools that, if a player is found to be using these in any capacity in conjunction with the partypoker client, will result in a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in an immediate closure of the account and seizure of funds. The use of any tool that does the following is not permitted at any time:
- Any tool that is designed to circumvent our restrictions on downloadable hand histories
- Any tool that plays without human intervention (a ‘bot’)
- Any tool that makes decision for, or advises decisions to, a player – therefore reducing the human element of the game (‘assistance software’)
Prohibited third-party tools while the partypoker client is running
We understand that there are a number of tools that are designed to help you improve as a poker player.
Whilst the majority of players will legitimately use these tools for studying and personal improvement outside of the game, unfortunately, many of these tools provide assistance that, should they be used in-game, provide the user with an unfair advantage over the remainder of the playing field.
As such, there are a number of tools that we understand our players wish to use (and we are happy for them to do so), however, these tools are strictly prohibited from being used whilst the partypoker client is also running. This list includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Sharkscope Desktop
Should you have any questions about the use of any specific tool, please contact us at email@example.com.
Requesting permission for a non-listed third-party tool
If you wish to use third-party tool or application that is not listed in the permitted sections above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. Please also include the website address of the tool that you wish to use.
If, after reviewing the requested tool, we choose to grant permission for it to be used on our network, we will reply to you directly and also add it to the permitted list above.
Please note that we will not grant permission to tools that provide features listed below:
- Hand/Range Charts that change or update depending on previous actions
- Timing Randomisers
- Seat Scripts
- Bots/Assistance Software
As of 1st January 2020, ‘queueing’ is prohibited on partypoker. If you are found to be employing such tactics, restrictions may be placed on your account.
What is queueing?
Queueing is when a player, or a group of players, intentionally try to alter or avoid specific opponents in games where registration is ‘blind’. Namely, where you shouldn’t be able to choose your opponents, for example, SPINS.
Why is queueing now against the terms and conditions?
partypoker’s ‘blind registration’ policy (all player aliases are hidden until an STT has begun) ensures a level playing field. This is vital to maintaining a healthy poker ecosystem.
Players who intentionally manipulate our registration process compromise the integrity of the game.
Downloadable Hand Histories
Download your hand histories through MyGame!
This function allows you to import hand histories directly into tools such as Holdem Manager 3 (HM3), Holdem Manager 2 (HM2) or PokerTracker 4 (PT4). You’ll then be able to analyse your gameplay data, not opponents’.
All downloadable hand histories are anonymised - you will appear as ‘Hero’, while the aliases of your opponents are hidden. These preventive measures help eliminate the unfair practice of ‘alias matching’.
HM3, HM2 and PT4 are all permitted to be running while the partypoker client is open. However, these tools will not work in real time as they are reliant on the hand history download from MyGame.
Fairer Place to Play
We have a dedicated Poker Fraud team that proactively identifies accounts that are in breach of our terms and conditions, including the use of ‘bots’ and other prohibited tools, and those who engage in collusion. The team is largely comprised of former online poker professionals who are familiar with the current poker landscape and collectively possess a range of skills and disciplines that allow us to react to all manner of reports quickly and efficiently.
Our dedicated Poker Fraud Team thoroughly investigates each reported case. If a high burden of proof is established, accounts in breach of our policies will be frozen. Funds will then be seized and redistributed to players who were affected by the account that was deemed to be in breach of our rules.
How to Report Suspicious Activity
We take every report seriously and invite you to provide us with the details of any player you suspect to be in breach of our rules. You can email us at email@example.com or fill in the form below anonymously if you wish.
Please provide us as much information as possible to assist us with our investigation.
Thanks for submitting your details & helping to shape an even safer poker environment!
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However, please be advised that we take our role very seriously, and as such, reports that are clearly malicious will not be investigated. Similarly, we operate to a high burden of proof to ensure that erroneous or malicious reports do not result in wrongful account closures.
Results of our investigations will be published every month. Although we cannot share the details of each individual investigation, we will disclose the number of accounts closed each month and the value of redistributed funds.