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BestECasino.com Poker’s unique game interface is the product of
poker players working closely with experts from the video game industry.
The result is an enjoyable poker playing experience that’s easy
on the eyes and more enjoyable to play.
Game Control Interface
Poker is a game that demands concentration on the part of any player who’s
in it to win it. Sportsbook Poker’s interface was designed to alleviate
the confusion of switching buttons, random pop-up interface elements and
hard-to-click check boxes.
The first things you’ll notice about the Game Control Interface
are the large buttons and multiple colors. All of the buttons are color-coded
to give you a quick reference as to what each button will do when clicked.
Leave the hand (Fold cards, sit out, etc)
No action (Check, Wait for BB, etc)
Pay chips to the table (Post blinds, bet,
The top row has the Action buttons. When it is your turn, you can click
any of these buttons to perform the action that is described inside the
When you have a turn coming, but it’s not yet your turn to act,
the Pre-Action Buttons will appear. Clicking these will toggle an action
to be performed automatically when it’s your turn.
In No Limit and Pot Limit games, when you want to make a raise, you can
use Sportsbook Poker’s Slider Bar controls. You can also use the
smaller buttons to change the amount of the raise or you can choose to
adjust the raise by typing in the raise amount.
BestECasino.com Poker’s interface has four distinct tools: Chat,
Notes, Stats and Info. Each of these tools will allow the player to view
different elements about the game while observing or playing at the table.
This section details each of the tools.
Chat comes up by default and it’s where you will be able to see
what other players at the table are saying. It’s also where the
Dealer will be giving details about how the game is progressing. Much
of the Chat window details are also found in the Hand History so that
you can review the hand at a later date.
To use Chat, simply click your mouse in the white bar at the bottom of
the Chat tab, type what you’d like to say and then hit your Enter
or Return key. If Chat is allowed at your table you will see it appear
next to your Poker Nickname in blue. All player chat is in blue.
You can change the options for your Dealer Chat by clicking the button
to the right of the white Chat text entry bar. This brings up the Table
Options window. There you can set the Dealer to be Silent (say nothing),
Summary (just gives basic hand details) or Everything (display all available
messages). You can also set whether or not you want to see the chat from
other Players or from Observers (people not playing but watching the table).
When you want to make a note about any of your opponents go to the Notes
tab. Choose their name from the drop-down menu (or right click on the
opponent onscreen and select the Notes choice). Below, you?ll be able
to write down notes for yourself to view any time you ever see that player.
You can also ‘Ignore’ the selected player’s chat by
clicking the Ignore button. When ignored, you’ll see the muted icon
appear over the player’s name tag.
If you don’t feel like writing a lot you can simply rate a player
with the Rating Icons. You can even change the descriptions of the Rating
Icons if you so feel like it.
When playing at a table, the Stats tool will track some basic info for
you. This includes the number of hands you were dealt, the number of times
you saw the Flop in different positions, the number of times you’ve
won, etc. You can reset the stats whenever you wish if you want to try
a new tactic and you’ll be able to see how well it fares for you.
You will see two distinct differences with the Info tool when playing
Ring Games and Tournaments:
Check the Info tool to view the following information about a Ring Game
- The number of people watching the table
- The average number of people who view the flop
- The average pot size
- The number of hands played by the table in an hour
- The last Gold Card awarded publicly to someone at this table
Check the Info tool to view the following information about a Tournament
- Information about the tournament (levels, time to break, time for
- Time Bank time remaining for player
- Player’s current rank
When a hand of poker is completed a record of everything that occurred
is stored and protected inside the servers at BestECasino.com Poker and
in many cases, inside a simple text file on each player’s computer.
This record is intended to allow players to review their play or send
examples of hands between friends, but the text format is difficult to
read and easily manipulated.
BestECasino.com Poker has created a way for all players to view their
hand histories straight from our secure servers in an easy-to-read web
Not only can users view their hand history graphically but they can also
send the hand history directly to anyone else who can then click on the
link to view the hand graphically as well. Since every hand is actually
it’s own web page, you can post the links on forums, websites, etc.
The rewards when you share a real money ring game or tournament Hand History
can also be significant, not only to brag about the pot you took down
BestECasino.com Poker allows you to choose from a number of different
photo-realistic characters when you sit at a table.
the characters will sit with their hands on the table when the player
is in the game or remove their hands from the table when they are
Of course, if you want, you can click on
the Options and remove the characters from play.
When a player sits at a table, their Nameplate will have their Poker
Nickname at the top and their current chip count underneath.
||When a player
sits at a table, their Nameplate will have their Poker Nickname at
the top and their current chip count underneath.
game, the area under each player’s Nickname will change to reflect
what is happening during each hand. Some of these states have colors
assigned to them (Green = chips were put into play, Yellow = No action,
Red = Cards folded).
You may also see some graphics around the
Nameplate. The colored icon to the top right reflects a player about
whom you have previously made notes in the Note section. An icon on
the top left reflects that the chat from this player is currently