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Panel will seek to improve two-way communication with poker community

partypoker has revealed details of its inaugural Player Panel comprising a select group of the world’s most respected poker players, whose chief aim is to improve communication channels between partypoker and the poker community, while ensuring fairness by advising the site on issues such as player ecology.

As well as helping to shape partypoker’s online and live policies and procedures, the panel’s other main responsibilities will include adjudicating on high profile fraud or collusion cases and helping to develop strategies against the use of third party software.

In addition, the Team partypoker stable will be consulted on issues relating to cash game ecology, fairness and etiquette, and will collaborate with partypoker in its ongoing drive to develop and optimise the core poker product, while also working on broader software enhancements.

Separately, the panel will also lend their expertise in helping to improve partypoker’s live poker tour, partypoker LIVE.

Brazilian, Joao Simao is the latest member of Team partypoker to be enlisted on the panel, and joins the likes of Ike Haxton, Fedor Holz, Jason Koon, Patrick Leonard and Sam Trickett alongside partypoker chairman, Mike Sexton.

Simao said: “I’m very happy to join partypoker’s new Player Panel. I have enjoyed had two amazing years with the company, and joining the panel gives me the opportunity to better understand their plans and the way that they work. It’s just amazing. I’m very proud to be part of the team and to provide support for players not just within the LATAM region, but throughout the world. It will be my pleasure to improve the poker experience for all partypoker players.”

Representing the ring-fenced .eu market, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier will team up with another recent partypoker addition and veteran of the game, Bruno Fitoussi, to serve players from France and Spain.

“ElkY” said: “I am very excited to be actively involved in the renaissance partypoker is bringing to the poker world, live and online, for its players in the eu market”.

partypoker managing director, Tom Waters added: “We have assembled a highly qualified team that contains some of the most respected and experienced poker players in the world.

“This elite team will help drive partypoker forward whilst ensuring that the interests of our players are central to our decisions.”

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