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WINAMAX petition: break structure- Solidarity from non Winamax players appreciated.

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I have been playing on Winamax for some time now and really like everything they are doing. Good structures, good guarantees, good mtt series, very good software. However I know people who avoid playing there when mass multi tabling even though they like everything about it because of their current break structure. I know alot people too who continue to play there, But every single one of them have an issue with the current break structure. Personally, I hate it. And find it very frustrating regularly only having 1-3 minute breaks ev

ery hour when i used to have 5.

For those who dont know what the issue is already/ what i mean:

As it now stands on most of the major poker sites at 5 minutes to the hour. 8:55 etc All games goto break. each tournament then waits until all hands are completed before starting a 5 minute break. All players return simultaneously after that five minute period and all is well.

On Winamax however, at 5 minutes to the hour all tournaments instantly enter the break period and the 5 minute countdown starts immediately.When playing 4+ tables (and keep in mind plenty of mass site/ mass multi tablers could be playing 24+) you will be involved in a hand at 5 minutes to the hour,and this hand could take anything up to 5 minutes to complete, admittedly it will typically take less time 4-5 minutes this but the problem is clear. By the time I've just started my break on my tables within 1-3 minutes my winamax tables will be back and i have to start playing again.

For poker grinders playing 6-10 hours a day. Day in day out. missing out on these 2-4 minutes out of a 5 minute break is seriously detrimental to their enjoyment of your site and the overall poker experience. Not to mention their health.

I understand that by making this change the people who play just 1 table at a time could potnetially be slightly irritated by the lengthier breaks, but the same issue

can also effect the 1 tablers. even when 1 tabling if they have to play a 3 or 4 minute long hand right before th break they will only be able to enjoy a 1-2 minute break.

On the larger field tournaments you can virtually guarantee that somebody somehhere will have only a 1-2 minute break.

I also understand that you are a business and time is money. And all these 2-4 minutes onto all the breaks add to the overall time people are in the tournament, and eprhaps play less tournaments But if anything this will make people happier to play more tournaments on your site. and people will be less burnt out and able to play longer with adequate breaks. If I personally know people who dont play there anymore because of this, there must be scores of people who would come back to the site if this was fixed.

I appreciate that you have synchronised breaks already which is great. Years ago there was no synchronised breaks at all and it was tough trying to grind and keep your head. Its definitely a big step in the right direction having these in place, however I feel without making this change it is doesnt fully achieve what synchronised breaks set out to do in the 1st pla[/right][/center]ce.

If you play there or not. If you agree WINAMAX should change their break structures something closer to the current pokerstars model. (Even changing it from 5 minutes to 6/7 minute breaks would be huge and allow all the tournaments to start again at once.) Please give this a +1 or I agree! I'll send it onto their Team if we get enough of a response, which we really should. Thanks.

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Sorry will not play at Winamax do not like software and I don't live in France.

So my bank charges me an overseas fee.

My tip if u do play just sit out at 55 and have your break.

If your in a cAsino u use loo and miss some hands.

That's the way the cookie crumbles

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Hi Dave,

I recently signed up to Winamax via the pocketfives link, i have sent a photo of my Provisional Driving licence and also a screen shot of my online banking clearly showing the name, Swift and Iban but keep getting emails saying cannot validate! but yet they let me deposite using my bank card...

what do you recomend i send?

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Hi Dave,

I recently signed up to Winamax via the pocketfives link, i have sent a photo of my Provisional Driving licence and also a screen shot of my online banking clearly showing the name, Swift and Iban but keep getting emails saying cannot validate! but yet they let me deposite using my bank card...

what do you recomend i send?

Hi dsmals91,

Could you please tell me what support have told you the reason is for the refusal of your documents? It could be that they are not clear enough rather than the document itself being unacceptable.

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Sorry will not play at Winamax do not like software and I don't live in France.

So my bank charges me an overseas fee.

My tip if u do play just sit out at 55 and have your break.

If your in a cAsino u use loo and miss some hands.

That's the way the cookie crumbles

Hi there,

Sorry to hear that you aren't a fan of Winamax. If you don't mind, it would be of great help to us if you could specify what it is you don't like about our software.

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I played on the ipad and found your software cheap.

Pokerstars is the market leader and feels like a rolls Royce up against a dumper truck.

Hi again,

Sorry to be insistent but could you please say precisely what was so bad about our iOS application? We are always looking to improve.

Thanks in advance.

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Please don't take this personally.

Winamax 888 and all other mobile poker sites you screwed up.

Pokerstars have put a mobile product on the market that is user friendly and a pleasure to play on.

If you as competitors cannot match this product and fall far short in my opinion the best option is to pull your product and offer PC only.

888 offering was a constant crasher and if playing mtt left you in state of panic.They received bad reviews but did not change.

Winamax is a better effort and does not crash like 888.

The lobby area is good but there are a lack of table options and the software just feels Clunky.

Put more simply you need to copy pokerstars more not less.

Pokerstars you got mobile poker spot on and where helped by the lethargic approach of their competitors.

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100% agree. And I think this sort of change has to start happening a lot more frequent. As poker players it's detrimental to our game that we intelligently start voting with our feet, especially on matters that have little affect to the gaming commission yet affects us a great deal. +1 Daniel, fair play.

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