PokerStars rolled out its version of fast-paced poker called Zoom Poker this morning. For the time being, to ensure a smooth introduction of the cash games, the game will only be available for nano-stakes play $0.01/$0.02 for No Limit Hold’em (6max and full ring) and Pot Limit Omaha (6max only), with plans to shortly roll out higher stakes and other games if all goes smoothly. Player pools are temporarily capped at 1500 players but managed to fill up within hours of launch.
Zoom Poker is similar to Full Tilt’s Rush Poker, a fast-paced poker variant where players join a pool of players, much like a multi-table tournament. Once signed in, they are instantly seated at random with other opponents in the pool. At the end of each hand, they are moved randomly to a new table with a new selection of players. Players can “fast-fold” preflop, instantly moving them on to the next hand, allowing players to play more than 200 hands per hour while one-tabling.
Other poker companies have already announced that they are also rolling out Fast Poker games in their software.
If you would like to experience Zoom Poker first hand on PokerStars, click here to download and be eligible for a great sign up bonus and also play in special tournaments for Canadian poker players.