Online Poker Room Features Overview
Online poker boom has reached its peak with billions USD turnover worldwide. Under the conditions of much promising industry growth, starting your own poker business can become a highly profitable enterprise if chosen the right online poker software.
Most online poker software developers offer multi-player client-server turnkey poker solutions. Fully customized poker software powered by world leading providers is the core concern when starting your own online poker room.
Multi-payer poker has a vast range of game variations with Texas Holdem and Omaha among the most playable and demanded by the poker loving sector of online gamblers. When decided to start your own poker business it is highly advisable to consider the following software features when choosing a poker software vendor:
1. Vast customization opportunities.
To create a user-attractive poker room your poker software should definitely include (but not be limited to) the following options:
- Your poker room branding (including your logo on poker tables and desktop icon);
- Color scheme changing opportunity;
- Avatars choice;
- Poker website structure customization;
- Unique non-template design for the poker website creation opportunity.
2. Multilanguage support.
To target the widest audience possible it is important to offer your potential players a choice of languages of your poker website, lobby and poker client.
3. Tournament play.
Sit’n’Go, multi-table, satellite, turbo, shootout, and other tournaments are very attractive for online poker lovers. If your poker room does not offer tournament play hardly will you be able to make your poker room popular enough.
4. Real time chat.
Communication with others is a normal demand of every poker player. In order to make your poker players feel comfortable when paying in your poker room the chat feature should be obviously implemented.
5. Simultaneous game opportunity.
Most of online poker players prefer gambling at several tables simultaneously. For that reason not having the feature implemented can be a significant drawback.
6. Real and fun money game options.
The world of poker consists of both: beginners and experts. Many beginners prefer trying their skills in a fun money game before making real bets.
7. Comprehensive back end.
The back end of your poker room should provide you with detailed statistics on every game to help you easily control and manage every process in your poker room system.
Typical Poker Room System Structure
Most of the poker rooms are built on the basis of client-server principle, i.e. a player comes to a poker website, downloads a poker client to their personal computer, fulfills registration process, and starts a poker game via the downloaded client.
The typical structure of a poker room looks the following way:
Poker Game Website is that part of the system where the Poker game Client can be downloaded from. The main Poker Game Website is information providing, promotion, and user attraction.
Poker game client is the main tool of user and system interaction. It can be described as a downloadable executive file to be installed on a player’s computer.
Poker Game Server is utilized to perform the game following operations:
- Data exchange with Poker Game Clients performance;
- Data validity verification;
- Current system database status update;
- User accounts management;
- Payment systems integration;
- Poker Game Tables management;
- Participating in the same game players synchronization;
- Games logic performing;
- Poker Tournaments management.
Poker system back end.
The back end (administration area) of a poker room system is a console for enabling online poker room owners and administrators to easily perform control and management of all the system processes.