Every poker player likes to see the overlay – this means that there is more value in the game, with more cash prizes than there should be based on entries.
Gamers are always looking for layering games, and now GGPoker help them in the quest with an overlay bot on his Discord server.
Poker is all about the price and one of the things that players are always looking for is extra value in these prizes. Often this extra value comes in the form of tournament overlay, which happens when there are not enough players in a poker tournament to claim the guaranteed prize pool.
For the poker operator, this means that he is obligated to set up the extra prize money which is not collected in the entry fee. For the player, this means that there is more money and bigger prizes to be won than the amount justified by the size of the playing field.
It doesn’t matter which side of the equation you’re on, the overlay is to be noted and this is what the overlay bot is for. For gamers, overlaid notifications give them a chance for added value, while for operators, it helps catch up on the number of entries needed before the gates drop at registration.
Discord offers additional value to gamers
Almost every poker site has launched into Discord, a community chat program that acts as a stand-alone application for most gaming communities, including online poker communities. While this includes communities like those built around Twitch streamers, it also includes servers run by most of the major poker sites like GGPoker, PokerStars, partypoker and others.
While these communities generally started out as places for customer support and community building among platform users, over time operators have found new uses for online chat communities and the platform. Overlay bot for GGPoker is a good example of adding value to an existing platform.
the a new bot monitors the lobbies of the GGPoker tournament, looking for games configured to overlap. When it finds a possible overlay game, it creates a text-based chat entry that runs in a specific channel on the GGPoker server. the notifications are generated 15 minutes before the end of the registration, giving players the opportunity to take advantage of the extra value of their bankroll while at the same time giving the operator the opportunity to honor the guarantee.
Notifications include the name of the tournament and the current overlay amount in a simple short message. An example format is “COVER ALERT: [Daily Special $200] is short $ 2,456 [24.56%] with 15 minutes remaining.
However, GGPoker is not the first operator to implement Discord poker bots. For example, Run it Once Poker has a bot that alerts players to SNG availablity.
While most poker operators have added Discord to their operations, Discord has also experimented with adding poker games to their operations. In May 2021, the chat app added a free community poker bot to its operations. the Poker Discord Night bot has no cash component, which allows it to operate outside of real money poker regulations, and provides Discord servers with fun, community play with built-in chat and video features.
Discord has quickly become a staple of most online poker communities in 2021 and integration with helpful bots is the next step in that process. The latest innovation from GGPoker makes sure players have all the up-to-date information on current value and should offer a good bonus to players on the platform in the future.