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Player's Location No Longer Shown

Has Sky Poker made a player's home town/city no longer viewable or is it something wrong with my downloaded app? I can no longer see the information.

I always found it interesting to see where people lived.

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  • Tikay10Tikay10 Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 127,576
    edited March 2021
    @KemnalKid

    Hi Bud,

    How very odd. I just checked a few random tables & none of the players are showing a "field address". (Location).

    I've no idea why, & I'm pretty sure it's not intentional, or not as far as I'm aware. I suppose it could be a Compliance thing but if so first I've heard of it.

    I'll check it again in the morning, & if they are still not showing, I'll have a word with the office on Monday.
  • AerionzAerionz Member Posts: 84
    It's not showing for me either
  • KemnalKidKemnalKid Member Posts: 4
    Thanks Tikay for your quick response. I'll await news.
  • Tikay10Tikay10 Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 127,576

    @KemnalKid

    Hi mate,

    I now understand that the player locations have been removed due to Data Protection issues.

    It will be kept under review, but for the time being that's the situation.

    Shame really, but can't be helped.
  • KemnalKidKemnalKid Member Posts: 4
    Thanks Tikay, I suspected it was something to do with that.

    Seems a bit silly, especially since the information has been shown for years. Also, if someone didn't want their location revealed then they can always put it as "None of Your Business" which I have seen for at least one player. Unfortunately the times we live in.

  • Tikay10Tikay10 Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 127,576
    KemnalKid said:

    Thanks Tikay, I suspected it was something to do with that.

    Seems a bit silly, especially since the information has been shown for years. Also, if someone didn't want their location revealed then they can always put it as "None of Your Business" which I have seen for at least one player. Unfortunately the times we live in.


    Yes, that seems to be the case.

  • gixxerk4gixxerk4 Member Posts: 196
    Tikay10 said:


    @KemnalKid

    Hi mate,

    I now understand that the player locations have been removed due to Data Protection issues.

    It will be kept under review, but for the time being that's the situation.

    Shame really, but can't be helped.

    Always good to see where someone is from and chat with someone from your locale.
    On a slightly negative note will be harder to spot collusion now as there has been instances in DYMs when the players locations was a help in identifying this

  • RoilFlushRoilFlush Member Posts: 12
    Be good to have it as an opt in.. default no. That would be compliant surely.
  • TheEdge949TheEdge949 Member Posts: 3,866
    gixxerk4 said:



    Tikay10 said:


    @KemnalKid

    Hi mate,

    I now understand that the player locations have been removed due to Data Protection issues.

    It will be kept under review, but for the time being that's the situation.

    Shame really, but can't be helped.

    Always good to see where someone is from and chat with someone from your locale.
    On a slightly negative note will be harder to spot collusion now as there has been instances in DYMs when the players locations was a help in identifying this

    Was always wary in DYM when you had 3 players from the same locale. Going to make collusion easier.
  • Jac35Jac35 Member Posts: 6,209

    gixxerk4 said:



    Tikay10 said:


    @KemnalKid

    Hi mate,

    I now understand that the player locations have been removed due to Data Protection issues.

    It will be kept under review, but for the time being that's the situation.

    Shame really, but can't be helped.

    Always good to see where someone is from and chat with someone from your locale.
    On a slightly negative note will be harder to spot collusion now as there has been instances in DYMs when the players locations was a help in identifying this

    Was always wary in DYM when you had 3 players from the same locale. Going to make collusion easier.
    Why?
  • TheEdge949TheEdge949 Member Posts: 3,866
    Well I assume you mean why will it make it easier? Because now we can no longer see that the guys playing suspiciously all just happen to be from the same location.

    That was always a bit of a red flag.

    Hope you're keeping well.

    Thanks for the 3 points last Saturday
  • MattBatesMattBates Member Posts: 4,114
    I don't see how you need location to pick up on collusion. Seems a really bad way to pick up on collusion.
  • Jac35Jac35 Member Posts: 6,209

    Well I assume you mean why will it make it easier? Because now we can no longer see that the guys playing suspiciously all just happen to be from the same location.

    That was always a bit of a red flag.

    Hope you're keeping well.

    Thanks for the 3 points last Saturday

    I doubt it makes the slightest bit of difference
    It’s just as easy for 3 players from Belfast, Edinburgh and London to collude.

    You could also put down any location you wished before.

    Thank you. You too.

    Tbf Jossys Giants could take 3 points off us right now
  • TheEdge949TheEdge949 Member Posts: 3,866
    MattBates said:

    I don't see how you need location to pick up on collusion. Seems a really bad way to pick up on collusion.

    Why?
  • benhur7200benhur7200 Member Posts: 77
    i think it was nice to see where peoples location was, helped induce conversation about facts like what football team would support and history etc. also agree that i dont see how seeing 2 or people on a table from same location suggests possible collusion, a decent player will spot colluding no matter of what it says about their location. ive played 1000s of dyms and i liked when i saw someone from my town playing, i would be interested to get to know them and find out if they played in any poker leagues or casino tournis . if any one is going to collude and be stupid enough to do so im sure they will get caught out whether the location is shown or not
  • Tikay10Tikay10 Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 127,576
    edited March 2021

    i think it was nice to see where peoples location was, helped induce conversation about facts like what football team would support and history etc. also agree that i dont see how seeing 2 or people on a table from same location suggests possible collusion, a decent player will spot colluding no matter of what it says about their location. ive played 1000s of dyms and i liked when i saw someone from my town playing, i would be interested to get to know them and find out if they played in any poker leagues or casino tournis . if any one is going to collude and be stupid enough to do so im sure they will get caught out whether the location is shown or not

    @benhur7200


    Yes, but the Locations being removed was not in any way connected with collusion concerns, they were removed due to GDPR issues.
  • benhur7200benhur7200 Member Posts: 77
    i never said it was connected with collusion concerns. my views were in reply to what others had said on this thread
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