|By Marketwire .||
|September 4, 2012 01:00 AM EDT||
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 09/04/12 -- Online poker edges closer and closer to the live casino experience, as PKR launches another software upgrade - enabling players to order virtual drinks at the table.
PKR's update (Version 2.08) allows players to order in-game drinks for themselves and their peers, in exchange for PKR points. As an avatar takes a sip from a mojito, you can hear the ice cubes clink against their glass. A range of beverages are available, from pints of beer to polyester cups of coffee.
A new playing environment has also been introduced with the update - the luxury yacht. These features are in keeping with the brand's legendary ethos of bringing online poker games to life. However, it is the digital upgrades that will appeal most to the players who can't get enough of the game:
Multi-tabling is much easier to handle as several windows can be opened at the same time and arranged in a variety of ways to match the user's preference. Up to nine games can be displayed on one screen, allowing the player to flick between tables and stay on top of each hand.
Plus, players now have the ability to record hands. Whether you want to analyse a mistake, get your head around a bad beat or relive an exciting showdown, you can save the action replay. As a kicker, you can also share the videos on YouTube without leaving the table.
A spokesperson for PKR commented:
'Multi-tabling is massive now and we really wanted to nail it with this update. The hand-replay function is just awesome. We love to hear about the royal flushes and crazy bluffs that happen on the site - now everyone can share their favourite plays online and it really opens up the social side of the game.
'As for the drinks, they are great fun. Buying a cocktail for a guy you just destroyed in a hand can be seen as a polite gesture or the ultimate insult - that's the beauty of it and the team has done a fantastic job on making the drinks look, and sound, so realistic.'
To find out more about PKR and the Version 2.08 update, visit www.pkr.com today.