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Poker Roll User Guide


Poker Roll has many features that make it easy to add, find, and review your poker sessions, earnings, and opponents.
Here's an index for quick reference.



Automatic location detection Fills in fields for you
Basic tournament info The minimum you need for a tournament
Optional tournament info Add details: tournament type, seat max, players, notes, etc.



Automatic location detection Fills in fields for you
Basic cash game info The minimum you need for each cash game
Optional cash game info Add details: blinds, seat max, players, notes, etc.



Add to new sessions Add players along with new tourney or cash game sessions
Add to existing sessions Add players to any of your existing tournaments or cash games



Add to new sessions Add session notes to your new tourney or cash game sessions
Add to existing sessions Add and edit notes for any existing tournaments or cash games



The easy way Just add a new tourney or cash game session
Automatic Add your current location without adding a session
Manual Add any location on the planet using GPS coordinates



All the latest numbers Day, week, month, year, career
Tap for graphs Graph the latest day, week, month, year, or whole career



Earnings graph Your bankroll trend, color-coded
Results graph Individual session, day, week, month, year results
Scroll through time Backward and forward in time with a single touch
Rotate to search Landscape orientation brings up the search button



Sort by date, wins, losses Find your best and worst sessions with one tap
Find any session Find sessions by venue, date, player names, keywords
Tap for detail Get all the details for any session with one tap



Details at a glance All session information in one page
Updating player details Tap to add new players and update existing player info
Updating session notes Tap to add notes or update existing notes



Sort by date, wins, losses Find the biggest winners and losers with one tap
Find any player Find players name, date, venue name, keywords
Tap for detail Get all the details on any player with one tap



Career win/loss and notes Total win/loss amount and general player notes
Player session list Per-session wins/losses and per-session notes
Sort by date, win, loss Find any player's biggest wins and losses
Find sessions with search Find players' sessions by venue name, date, notes
Tap for session detail Tap the session info to navigate to the session detail view



The Auto-fill setting Toggle auto-filling of session info on and off
The Location setting Toggle automatic location detection on and off
Add this location Tap to add your current GPS coordinates
Add any location Tap to add any GPS coordinates
Help How-to's and tips
Guided tour Quick overview of Poker Roll's features
FAQ Questions, answers, and a link to FlopTech.com
Email us Tap to launch Mail and send us an email



First launch Bringing all your data down from iCloud
Saving to iCloud Sessions and data are all sent to iCloud when you add them
Updating from iCloud Auto-update from iCloud on launch or task switch



Auto-complete Names, places, game types all auto-complete
Built-in location list The 81 built-in locations in Poker Roll 1.0
About location data The details on the data that Poker Roll saves


 
Adding a new Tournament


Tap New tournament to begin. You'll see the New tournament view with fields for entering tournament information.

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Automatic location detection

Poker Roll can automatically detect your location so it can fill in session information for you. If you have already added a tournament at your current location, it will fill in the venue name and game type. The other fields (start / end times, entry fee, and prize won) could all be different between tournaments, so they aren't automatically filled in.

For example, the image above shows you what Poker Roll would auto-fill at the Venetian Las Vegas poker room. Poker Roll fills in the location name and poker game type of the last tournament you played at the Venetian. This is how the field would be filled in if your last tournament at the Venetian was no-limit Hold'em. If the new tournament has a different poker game, just tap and change it.

You can turn Poker Roll's location detection feature on and off in the settings view. Please make sure that you have turned Location services on in your iPhone's settings app. And also make sure that you have set the Poker Roll location services switch to "on."

(Note: Poker Roll never actively tracks your location. It only uses location services when you first tap New tournament, New cash game, or Add this location. And it stops using location services immediately after it has determined your location. Location data is only used for looking up built-in and user-defined venue names so it can automatically fill in fields for you.)


 
Basic tournament info

If you only want to add the bare minimum information about a tournament you played, all you need is the following:

location name of the poker venue
game poker variant: NLH, LHE, Omaha, etc.
start time tournament start time
end time your win or bustout time
entry fee total cost of entering the tournament
prize won prize money or 0 if you didn't cash

After filling in this basic information, the Add session button will appear. If you don't want to add any optional information, you can tap this button to save the new tournament session and return to the main view.


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Optional tournament info

To use Poker Roll's full power, you should add optional information about your tournaments. After you add all the basic info, the "show more..." row will appear. Tap it to reveal the fields for optional tournament information.

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Now you can add the following information about your new tournament:

type MTT (multi-table) or STT (single-table)
seat max 9-max, 6-max, etc.
variation turbo, shoot-out, etc.
player count number of entrants
finishing place your finishing place in the tournament
players tap to add player information: names, notes, and prize money
notes tap to add notes about how you played, key hands, etc.

You don't need to fill in every optional field. You can tap the Add session button at any time to finish adding the new tournament and go back to the main view. But if you do add optional info, Poker Roll will be able to auto-fill many of the optional fields the next time you add a tournament at the same location.

(Note: if you don't tap "show more...", Poker Roll will not automatically fill in the optional fields. It never auto-fills fields you can't see, so if you only enter basic information, the optional fields are not auto-filled.)


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Adding a new cash game


Tap New cash game to begin. You'll see the New cash game view with fields for adding cash game information.

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Automatic location detection

Poker Roll can automatically detect your location so it can fill in information for you. If you have already added a cash game at your current location, it will fill in the venue name and game type. The other fields (start / end times, and win / loss amount) could all be different between cash sessions, so they aren't automatically filled in.

For example, the image above shows you what Poker Roll would auto-fill at the Aria poker room in Las Vegas. Note that "NLH" is auto-filled in the game type field. Poker Roll fills in the location name and poker game type of the last cash game you played at Aria. This is how the field would be filled in if your last cash game at Aria was no-limit Hold'em. If the new cash game has a different poker game type, just tap and change it.

You can turn Poker Roll's location detection feature on and off in the settings view. Please make sure that you have turned Location services on in your iPhone's settings app. And also make sure that you have set the Poker Roll location services switch to "on."

(Note: Poker Roll never actively tracks your location. It only uses location services when you first tap New tournament, New cash game, or Add this location. And it stops using location services immediately after it has determined your location. Location data is only used for looking up built-in and user-defined venue names so it can automatically fill in fields for you.)


 
Basic cash game info

If you only want to enter the minimum required information about a cash game you played, all you need is the following:

location name of the poker venue
game poker variant: NLH, LHE, Omaha, etc.
start time game start time
end time game end time
win / loss your net win or loss in the session

After filling in this basic information, the Add session button will appear. If you don't want to add any optional information, you can tap this button to save the new cash game session and return to the main view.


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Optional cash game info

To use Poker Roll's full power, you should add optional information about the cash games you play. After you add all the basic info, the "show more..." row will appear. Tap it to reveal the optional information fields.

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Now you can add the following information about your new cash game:

stakes small blind and big blind amounts
seat count 9-max, 6-max, etc.
actual buyin your initial buyin
min buyin lowest allowable buyin for the game
max buyin largest allowable buyin if capped
variation turbo, etc.
players tap to add player information: names, notes, and win/loss amounts
notes tap to add notes about how you played, key hands, etc.

You don't need to fill in every optional field. You can tap the Add session button at any time to finish adding the new cash game and go back to the main view. But if you do add optional info, Poker Roll will be able to auto-fill many of the optional fields the next time you add a cash game at the same location.

(Note: if you don't tap "show more...", Poker Roll will not automatically fill in the optional fields. It never auto-fills fields you can't see, so if you only enter basic information, the optional fields are not auto-filled.)


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Adding player information


You can add player information while you add tournaments or cash games. Or you can add player information to tournaments and cash games that you have already added. Use this player information to track how other players do against you, and to add searchable notes on how they play in each session.

 
Add players to new sessions

After you have filled in the basic information for a tournament or cash game, you can tap "show more..." to reveal optional information fields. Tap the players row and you'll see an empty player information view. You can add multiple players to any session here.


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Add players to existing sessions

In the Sessions view, tap on any row. You'll see the session detail view for that session, and you can tap players to see all players in that session. Add and update player information here.


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Adding session notes


You can add notes while you add tournaments or cash games. Or you can add and update notes for tournaments and cash games that you have already added. Session notes are vital to remembering details of how you played each session, and they're searchable. You can find any session by searching for keywords the notes you add.

 
Add notes to new sessions

After you have filled in the basic information for a tournament or cash game, you can tap "show more..." to reveal optional information fields. Tap the notes row and you'll see an empty notes view. You can add notes for the session here.


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Add notes to existing sessions

In the Sessions view, tap on any row. You'll see the session detail view for that session, and you can tap notes to see the notes you may have already added for that session. You can add new notes or you can edit the existing session notes here.


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Adding your own locations


There are three ways to add GPS locations to Poker Roll. The easy and natural way, the automatic way, and manually.

 
The easy way

Simply tap New tournament or New cash game. If you're in a new place, Poker Roll will ask you if you'd like it to remember your current GPS location. Tap yes, type a name for your location, and you're done. Now, when you tap New cash game or New tournament at this location, it will automatically fill in the name for you.


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Automatic

Tap Settings, then tap Add this location. Poker Roll will determine your current GPS location, and you can add a name for your location. Tap the Add location button to save your current location. From now on, when you tap New cash game or New tournament at this location, it will automatically fill in the name for you.


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Manual

Tap Settings, then tap Add any location. You'll need to have GPS latitude and longitude numbers for the location you want to add. And you'll need to have at least 5 digits of precision past the decimal point. Enter the numbers then tap the Add location button. From now on, when you tap New cash game or New tournament at this location, it will automatically fill in the name for you.


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(Note: the location data that Poker Roll saves is exactly the same no matter how you add a location.)

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The Earnings view


Tap Earnings from the main view to see the Earnings view. You'll see your most recent earnings numbers at a glance.

 
All the latest numbers

The Earnings view shows you how much your bankroll changed over the most recent day, week, month, and year. Your career earnings appear at the top.


 
Tap for graphs

Tap any row in the earnings table to see the graphs for that interval.


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The Graphs view


Tap Graphs in the main view to navigate to the Graphs view. You'll see your results and earnings trends for cash games, tournaments, and combined cash + tournaments. Tap anywhere to show and hide statistics windows for the interval shown.

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Earnings graph

The top graph shows color-coded cash, tournament, and total earnings amounts. Cash earnings are shown by the green line, tournament earnings are shown by the blue line, and total earnings by the gray line and gray filled area. Tap buttons in the top bar to switch between career, year, month, week, and day intervals.


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Results graph

The lower graph shows a bar chart of your cash and tournament win and loss amounts. If you only played only one or the other type of session, you'll see single-colored bars. If you played both cash games and tournaments, you'll see two-tone bars, showing you the ratio of cash and tournament results in each positive (or negative) bar.

(Note: in the day interval, you may see overlapping bars. This is because Poker Roll can track sessions that overlap, as happens when you play multiple online sessions at once.)
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Scroll through time

Swipe left to scroll graphs ahead in time, swipe right to scroll graphs back in time.


 
Rotate to search

Rotate your iPhone to landscape orientation to see the search button in the upper right corner. Tap the search button and you'll see a search field for entering search terms. You can type terms like "best," "worst," "max, and "min" to find your biggest win and loss.

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You can also find results for a specific interval or day. For example, you search for "8.2013" to graph your results for August 2013. You can find graphs for any interval from one year to one day. (Note: if you search for "8," Poker Roll will try to find August in the current year. If it isn't August yet, Poker Roll will show you last August's monthly results if there are any.)


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The Sessions view


Tap Sessions in the main view to see the Sessions view. Every session you've added to Poker Roll is here, and you can instantly sort them by win/loss amount and find specific sessions for review.

 
Sort by date, wins, losses

Tap the clock, , and buttons to sort sessions by date, win amount, and loss amount.
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Find any session

Tap the search button and a search field will appear. You can search you sessions for venue name, date, game type, cash / tourney, opponent names, and keywords in your notes.

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Tap for detail

Tap any session in the list and you'll see the session session detail view.


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The session detail view


There are two ways to get to the session detail view. Tap any session in the Sessions view, or tap the session in the player detail view.

 
Details at a glance

The session view shows you all the details you entered for each cash game or tournament. Your hourly rate is shown for cash games.


 
Updating player details

Tap the players field to view detail on each of the players you added to the session. You can add new players and update existing players' win/loss amounts and notes (if you have navigated to the session detail view from the Sessions view.)


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(Note: you can only add new players and update existing players if you have navigated to the session detail view from the Sessions view. If you have navigated to the session detail view from the Players view, the player information is read-only.)

 
Updating session notes

Tap the notes field to add or update your notes for the session.


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The Players view


Tap Players in the main view to see the Players view. You'll see every player you added to any session, and you can instantly sort them by win/loss amount and find any player with a simple search.

 
Sort by date, wins, losses

Tap the clock, , and buttons to sort players by date, cumulative win amount, and cumulative loss amount. This shows you the biggest winners and losers with just one tap. (Note: you probably can't track any player's total earnings accurately, but you can track how well they play against you. And that's the most important thing.)

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Find any player

Tap the search button to bring up the search field. You can find players by their name, names of venues played at, date, and keywords in your general player notes about them.

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Tap for detail

Tap any player in the list and you'll see the player detail view.


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The player detail view


Tap any player in the Players view to see the earnings for the sessions they played against you, their general player notes, and win/loss amounts and session notes on every session they played against you. You can sort their session lists by date, win / loss amount, and you can find specific sessions by searching the per-session notes for keywords.

 
Career win/loss and notes

You'll see the player's overall win/loss amount and your general notes about the player at the top. The overall win/loss amount is the sum of all the individual session wins and losses that you have added for that player. And the general notes are your running commentary on how they play, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and whatever else you want to remember about them. This is the notes field that can be searched from the Players view, and you can update it at any time.


 
Player session list

You'll see all the win/loss amounts and all the per-session notes you added for each player in all sessions you saw them play. You can update these values if you feel the need to change them.


 
Sort by date, wins, losses

Tap the clock, , and buttons to sort the player's sessions by date, win amount, and loss amount.

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When you tap , only the player's wins appear. Also, the player's career total will be the sum of only their winning sessions. Likewise, when you tap , only the player's losses appear and their career total will be the sum of only their losing sessions.

 
Find sessions with search

Tap the search button to find specific sessions that the player has played. You can find sessions by venue name, date, and keywords in the per-session notes you added for the player.

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(Note: when you search for notes keywords in the Players view, only the general player notes are searched. But when you search for notes keywords in the player detail view, only the per-session notes for that player are searched.)

 
Tap for session detail

Tap any venue row to see the session detail view for that session. You'll see all the information you entered for that session.


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(Note: you won't be able to edit any session information in this session detail view. You can edit session information if you navigate to the detail view from the Sessions view.)

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The settings view


The settings view is where you can set Poker Roll options, add new locations, get more information on to use Poker Roll's features, and send us an email.

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The Auto-fill setting

Poker Roll's auto-fill feature can save you lots of typing. It fills in in fields depending on a session's venue name and session type. For example, if you tap New cash game when you're at Bellagio in Las Vegas, Poker Roll will auto-fill "Bellagio" in the venue field and also auto-fill the game type (for example "NLH") of the last cash or tournament session you played there.

After you fill in the basic cash game or tournament info for a new session, you can tap "show more..." to reveal optional fields. If you have played a session at Bellagio before, and if you added optional info for that session, Poker Roll will auto-fill the optional fields for the new session using some of the the previous session's values.

But not all fields are auto-filled. For example, if you're adding a new tournament, Poker Roll won't auto-fill your finishing place from your previous Bellagio tournament because it's unlikely to be the same. (Unless, of course, you're really good and maybe really lucky too!)

Poker Roll remembers separate auto-fill values for cash games and tournaments. So, if you played a $2-5 NLH cash game and also a $540 tournament at Bellagio, Poker Roll will remember basic and optional auto-fill values for those two sessions. And, if you change the auto-fill values when you add a new session, the new values will be auto-filled next time.

(Note: if you don't tap "show more...", Poker Roll will not automatically fill in the optional fields. It never auto-fills fields you can't see, so if you only enter basic information, the optional fields are not auto-filled.)


 
The Location setting

The location setting can turn Poker Roll's location detection feature on and off. We strongly recommend that you leave it on, for several reasons. First, Poker Roll's auto-fill feature can use the location it detects to fill in fields for you with no typing. If you turn off the location feature, you'll need to type at least one or two characters in the venue field to get an auto-complete suggestion for the venue name.

Another reason to leave location detection on is for quickly adding new locations. Poker Roll already contains 81 built-in worldwide poker room locations, and you can easily add your own if you turn on Poker Roll's location feature.


 
Add this location

Tap to tell Poker Roll to determine your current GPS location. When the location has been determined, you can add a name for your location, then tap the Add location button to save the new location. From now on, when you tap New cash game or New tournament at this location, it will automatically fill in the name for you.


 
Add any location

Tap Add any location to add any GPS location on the planet and give it a name. You'll need to have GPS latitude and longitude numbers for the location you want to add. And you'll need to have at least 5 digits of precision past the decimal point. Enter the numbers then tap the Add location button. From now on, when you tap New cash game or New tournament at this location, it will automatically fill in the name for you.


 
Help

Tap Help to see a list of help topics, with how-to information and screen shots.


 
Guided tour

Tap Guided tour to see an overview of Poker Roll's major features.


 
FAQ

Tap FAQ to see a list of frequently asked questions and answers. There's also a button at the bottom that you can tap to open Safari to FlopTech.com for more information. (The built-in FAQ is the same as the online FAQ.


 
Email us

Scroll to the bottom of the Settings view and you'll see the Email us button. Tap it to send an email to . We'd love to hear from you!


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iCloud


 
First launch

The first time you launch Poker Roll 2.0, it will ask you if you want to use iCloud. We strongly recommend that you do. If you don't, Poker Roll 2.0 will work the way earlier versions did. Data you add will only be saved on your iPhone or iPad. (You can always go to the Settings app, scroll down to Poker Roll, and set the "Use iCloud" switch to "on.")

The first time you launch Poker Roll 2.0 with iCloud "on," it will save all of your session data to iCloud. If you don't have any data from earlier versions, nothing will happen. Please be patient while Poker Roll saves your data to iCloud.

Poker Roll will also update your devices with all your session data in iCloud. If you haven't added any sessions to Poker Roll 2.0, on any of your devices, then there won't be anything in iCloud and nothing will happen. But if you have hundreds of sessions saved to iCloud, the update process can take several minutes. During lengthy updates, Poker Roll will show you a five-dot progress indicator on iPhone and on iPad. Please be patient and let the update process complete before you attempt to use Poker Roll's features. The lengthy update will usually only happen the first time, unless you have added many sessions on one device before updating your other device(s).


 
Saving to iCloud

When you add a session with iCloud enabled, the session data is automatically saved to iCloud. If you can't access the internet, or if your device is in Airplane Mode, your session data is saved only to your device. The next time your device is connected to the internet, you can launch Poker Roll and it will automatically save your session data to iCloud.


 
Updating from iCloud

Each time you launch Poker Roll or switch to it from another app, it will look in iCloud to see if there is any new session data. If there is, it will update your device with that data and you'll see an iCloud activity indicator. Each update should only take a few seconds, and you can continue using Poker Roll's features while it happens. But if there is a lot of data, you'll see a five-dot progress indicator as well. Please wait until the update is finished, and the indicators disappear, before using Poker Roll's features.


 
More detail


 
Auto-complete

Poker Roll remembers all player names you add, and presents auto-complete options as you type names. It also remembers all poker games you type, location names, and information from several other fields. You'll never have to type a place name or player name twice.

(Note: if the location feature is enabled, Poker Roll can also auto-fill location names for you.)


 
Built-in location list

Las Vegas Strip

Aria
Bally's
Bellagio
Caesars
Circus Circus
Excalibur
Flamingo
Harrah's
Imperial Palace
Luxor
Mandalay Bay
MGM Grand
The Mirage
Monte Carlo
Planet Hollywood
Rio
Stratosphere
Treasure Island
Tropicana
The Venetian
Wynn


Las Vegas Off-Strip

Binion's
Gold Coast
Golden Nugget
Green Valley
Hard Rock
M Resort
Palms
Red Rock


California

Artichoke Joe's
Bay 101
The Bicycle
Cache Creek
California Grand
Commerce
Hustler
Lucky Chances
Morongo
Oaks
Pechanga


Reno

Atlantis
Eldorado
Grand Sierra
Nugget
Peppermill


Lake Tahoe

Harvey's
Montbleu


Atlantic City

Caesars
Harrah's


USA

Grand Biloxi
Harrah's New Orleans
Harrah's Tunica
Horseshoe Tunica


Macau

Grand Lisboa
Poker King
Venetian Macau
Wynn Macau


International

Casino de Monte-Carlo, Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Casino de Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Crown Casino, Melbourne, Australia


World Poker Tour Season X

Aviation Club de France, Paris, France
BestBet Orange Park, Orange Park, Florida
Borgata, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation, Connecticut
Seminole Hard Rock, Hollywood, Florida


World Poker Tour Season XI

BestBet Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida
Casino Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Corinthia Casino, Prague, Czech Republic
Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa
Merit Crystal Cove, Alsancak Mevkii Kyrenia, Cyprus
Parx Casino, Bensalem, Pennsylvania
Casino at Portomaso, Portomaso, St. Julian's, Malta
Playground Poker, Kahnawake, Québec
Mazagan Resort, Casablanca, Morocco


European Poker Tour Season 9

Casino de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Casino San Remo, Sanremo, Italy
Golden Prague Hilton, Prague, Czech Republic
Atlantis Paradise Island, Paradise Island, The Bahamas
Casino Barrière, Deauville, France
Grand Hyatt Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, Larvotto, Monaco

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About location data

Poker Roll always saves session data in the same format. If you use location services and let Poker Roll auto-fill location names and other fields, the data Poker Roll saves is exactly the same as it would be if you had turned location services off and manually typed location names. Only the text you type is saved with session data, not GPS coordinates. You can type any venue name you want for any session. Thus, Poker Roll's session data can never be used to prove that you were at any place at any time.

In addition, Poker Roll always saves location data in the same format. Location data that you add by tapping New tournament or New cash game, or by tapping Add this location, or by tapping Add any location, is all stored in exactly the same way. There is no way to determine whether any location data was added automatically with location services or manually by typing GPS coordinates and a name. Thus, Poker Roll's location data can never be used to prove that you were at any place at any time.

Poker Roll uses location services as briefly as possible. It never actively tracks you location. Tapping New tournament or New cash game starts the location detection process, and Poker Roll immediately stops using location services once it has established your location. Tapping Add this location performs the same brief location detection process. This minimizes battery use, since location services uses your iPhone's GPS system and/or cellular data connection and/or wi-fi connection. Poker Roll only detects your location when you tell it to, and stops using location services after it has determined your location with sufficient accuracy.


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