In 2012, a talent software developer whom was working for a university as an IT project manager quited his job (after 6 beers 🙂 ) as he had a dream. He was playing online poker for years and realized that several 3rd party poker tools exist to help him during the sessions, but there are a lot of incompatiblity issues and there is no single software to provide all the best features all together. A tool that covers table selection to find the best seats for you, includes multitabling features to reach the maximum hands/hour, acts as a mental coach to stop when you should stop and play when you must play and finally provides hand history tracking and analytics. A tool which works seamlessly and can make you an ultimate poker player without the need to execute a hell amount of softwares during your sessions.
He started to work on a software (on the early version of SessionLord), to create a unique, all-in-one solution for online poker players, which is working out-of-the-box without messy configuration requirements and does not make any mistakes.
After several trial-fail attempts with an unacceptable 99% successful operation (due to his maximalism), he started to work on an innovative solution to reach the all-time perfectly working software. And the break-through was reached in the middle of 2013. However, as the feature requirements had grown, he realised that a Team is a must have to get success. Fortunatelly, from his previous job at the university, he had good relationships to build up the SessionLord Team. During the year of 2013, talent web designers, system administrators with years of experiences, senior developers of 2D and 3D games, server side lead architects and many more IT-oriented, high qualified project managers and developers joined him just because of his stamina and unique attitude to bring SessionLord live. From then onwards SessionLord was not just him, but WE. And the work has just begun…
He invested everything he had to made his dream come true. He was working tirelessly to search for talents and to round up investors to keep the implementation on track. The possibility of a production release was just getting closer and closer.
In 2014, with a restricted set of features (SnGOpener and SngAutoColoring) and an initial webpage we started our beta testing period with real users. The participation in beta tests was invitation based as the interest from poker players was unbelievably high. With a few hundred of earily birds SnGOpener and SngAutoColoring had been tested and reached the release ready state by the end of the year. Meanwhile, the whole purchase and subscription management server side system was implemented along with the official website of SessionLord. According to the hosting part, the uptime and service available was also targeted to reach almost 100%. Just a side note: from the first official release of SessionLord, the service availability is fully over the industrial average with a 99.99% SLA. This means yearly less than 52 minutes of possible downtimes which includes planned upgrades as well.
During this period, to satisfy the legal part as well, our company, SessionLord Ltd. was established. Finally, on the 3rd of December, 2014, SessionLord has been officially lunched as a commercial software for public.
SessionLord has been released as a commercial software for public with SnGOpener, SnGOpener Pro and SngAutoColoring products. Yes, only with Table Selection stuff. Shortly, 1 month later, CashOpener has been released and Table Selection category was almost fully covered. So in March 2015, a completly new area was targetted by SessionLord Team, the Multitabling. Only after 3 months, a complete Multitabling software pack had been released with all the well-known features: hotkeys, timebank clicker, table management, preset bets, hotkey bets, huds and many more. The full development of Multitabling was community based. During 2015, the available products were also improved, like priority rule order for SnGOpener and recoloring feature for SngAutoColoring, without the need of increasing prices. We also continuously improved our website, started our blog and kept up with the high quality support.
And what is the plan for 2016? What about new features, like Spin & Go opener, hand history based tracing and analytics? Yeah, you can say we are crazy, but future is happening now…