Fast-Fold Poker: A New Twist To The Game

Posted by Gambling News | Gambling Industry News,Poker News | Tuesday 16 October 2012 1:02 pm

Fast-fold Poker is finally taking a-hold at more than one well-known website; PokerStars is now also attempting to stop its feverish spread on the World-Wide Web by pending patent rights. The game started more than a year ago at Full-tilt Poker, and with this websites’ downfall, copies have sprung up like mushrooms after a rain.

Players are getting the hang of the game, where the appeal is its difference to normal paced poker online. Because it is fast, it reduces waiting time – a player can fold, then simply be moved to another table, and take part in another game. The additional appeal is that the game is a natural fit for mobile, and opponents barely get to know the game of the people they play against, so, this makes it fabulously fair. It is an action-focussed game with an almost arcade game-type feel.

Full-tilt introduced fast-fold in 2010 – calling it "Rush Poker". At the time, no other poker product was interested in exploring the possibilities that this form of the game seemed to offer. This gave FTP almost a complete year with exclusivity on fast-fold poker. Whether or not this shows lack of competitive vision, or fear of patent infringement, on the part of other online poker software developers, we actually do not know. But what we do know is this, as soon as Full-tilt was out of the fold, there was a mad rush to develop software which emulated fast-fold.

PokerStars have their own version of the game, and now that they own FTP – lock, stock and their backs over a barrel, they also want their hands on any patent rights they may be entitled to. Their version is called Zoom Poker, but they were in fact not the first to offer real money fast-fold poker after FTP. InstaDeal was the first fast-fold poker competitor online.

This software provider soft- launched a flagship product called "Terminal Poker" back in late 2010. They were the first online network to exclusively host fast-fold style poker with low stakes Hold ‘em games. They expanded with white-label skins on PokerTube as well as at an online poker portal – Vegas365. This product still receives consistent players, even if only in very small numbers.
When it seemed as though Full-tilt would never rise from the ashes of their ruin, let alone ever be able to competitively defend a patent rights legal brougha; “Fast Poker” from Maltese developer – Relax Gaming was the next to hit the Net. This game can be found at Unibet and iGame.

Zoom Poker came from PokerStars in March 2012, and is still ostensibly wearing the "Beta" banner. However, it has hit the tables hard, there are various stakes and multiple game types available already, and now PokerStars has nothing to worry about, their lawyers have taken the problem of "Patent Pending" away from FTP lawyers, and are letting their lawyers handle the issue, as though they developed this product for themselves. Good on them, they paid enough money for FTP; might as well get it back one way or another!

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Cash Prizes for Casual Players Now Available at Titan Poker

Posted by Gambling News | Poker News | Wednesday 2 May 2012 12:11 pm

Titan poker, the leading online poker site in Europe, has upgraded its VIP Program and introduced loyalty rewards that will benefit all players, including casual visitors to the poker tables.

The revised Titan Poker VIP Club groups players in five VIP levels based on their activity at Titan Poker’s cash games and tournaments. Veteran enthusiasts and newly signed-up players who meet the requirements of a higher VIP level are recognized immediately with daily VIP level upgrades, speeding up their process of achieving extra benefits.

Players receive Club Points according to their VIP levels’ real time multiplier, enabling them to cash out at any time in the exclusive VIP Store at their convenience. A Titan Annual Diamond VIP level has been added to provide year-long benefits to top-achieving players.

Poker players will be pleased to receive the benefits of Monthly Cash, an exchange of hard-earned Titan Points into cash conducted on a monthly basis. This new program automatically rewards casual players and new players who have not yet achieved VIP status with a return on their game play at a great redemption rate.

Titan poker will soon launch additional innovative features which will further enhance the fun element of the game of poker for all of its players.

New players are invited to try out the free poker download available at Titan Poker and start receiving the benefits offered in the upgraded Titan Rewards program.

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Titan Poker’s Spring Poker Madness Doubles Player Rewards

Posted by Gambling News | Poker News | Sunday 1 March 2009 2:13 pm

Titan Poker has announced extra benefits for its loyal players in March, and this is in addition to its extremely popular cash table races and Club Titan VIP Club.

Titan Poker, the largest online poker room on the iPoker Network, will give players twice as many reasons to play in March with its newly launched Spring Poker Madness promotion.

Spring Poker Madness is a promotion available to all Titan Poker players and is bound to be especially popular. During March, Titan Poker will double loyalty rewards for all its players. This is exciting news, as the doubling of loyalty rewards means more benefits, and subsequently higher cash outs. The Special March Loyalty Points Bonus will be issued to players at the beginning of April 2009.

Spring Poker Madness comes in the wake of the recent launch of Club Titan, Titan Poker’s exciting and generous VIP Program. The Club Titan program is simple and easily understood and rewards are available to all players, novices and big-time poker enthusiasts alike.

In addition to the VIP promotions, all Titan Poker players are currently participating in the highly contested February $1,500,000 Race, in which over $1,500,000 in prize money has been set aside for cash table poker players. Players are also vying to win a seat to Titan Poker’s biggest tournament ever, the $2,500,000 Guaranteed, which will be staged on March 8, 2009.

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