A little more than two years ago, when CBA released its training game, the $1,200 CBA CBA Poker Training Melbourne, it was met with great anticipation.
And with good reason: its the first poker game in more than three decades that uses the latest technology to help players train their skills.
The game is the result of more than six months of intense work by CBA’s Chief Executive Officer Andrew Niesen, who, after a long and successful career at the Australian Government, now heads up the poker division of a new technology company, Pinnacle Entertainment.
With its own online training platform and a new suite of mobile apps, PNC is making poker a mainstream experience for players worldwide.
“This is our chance to do something very unique and unique to poker, to make the game more accessible to a wider audience, and hopefully it will be something we will be able to keep growing with,” Niesin said.
Pinnacle has launched its PPPW (Poker Program Management) app, a free app available to download from the app store.
Its not just the game that has been updated.
Players have also been introduced to new strategies and strategies, which is why it took almost three months to get the game ready for public beta testing.
As well as a number of new features, the game includes some unique poker concepts that have never been seen before.
“You can play a poker game with a group of friends, or you can play with a friend and you can see who is the best poker player,” Niein said, “and you can have a tournament, a tournament is the only way to play poker in the PPPP.
You can have three players, or four players, and that is the format.”
Pinnacle is a subsidiary of Australian-based poker company CBA, which owns the majority of PPP’s stock.
The two companies have teamed up to create PPPWs and have also worked together to create a range of new products, including PPP.
The new poker game has seen a significant increase in players over the last year.
The game now has more than 3.3 million registered users, according to the Pinnacle website, up from 2.6 million in February 2018.
While PPPs are the main game for PPP players, PPPM and PPPL also make up a sizeable chunk of the players’ playing repertoire.
PPPF, for example, makes up about 70 per cent of the game’s playing population.
“The PPP is just the latest example of the kind of innovation we’re seeing,” Niedin said.
“It’s exciting to see players have the opportunity to compete against the world’s best poker players.”
As the game becomes more mainstream, its also making its way into the mainstream.
Its been seen in the mainstream on TV and in the movies, with a new movie from the studio Lionsgate, The Poker Warrior, set to hit cinemas in February.
“It’s a great story,” Nierinsaid.
“This game is not just about the money.
It’s about people, about their family, their friends and their community.”
The CBA PPP Training Melbournian is available to play online now, with the app available for iOS and Android, with more to come in the future.
Like the poker games that have been developed for PPC and PPL, the new version of the PPL is designed to make learning poker a fun experience.”PPP is a unique game and you have to learn to play it quickly,” Niestin said of the new PPL.
“But you can do that very quickly if you get your hands on the right equipment, if you have the right coach, if there are a few friends who are also going to do the same.”
Then you can start to learn the game and the way it works.”PPP has been released for iOS devices and Android devices.
It will be released to other platforms in the coming months.