Malta-licensed Operator, iGame, is the latest poker site to offer the rapidly growing quick-fold poker game variant. The Entraction Network skin is the second poker site to offer RelaxGaming’s FastPoker, a product similar to Full Tilt Poker’s Rush, Poker Star’s Zoom, and InstaDeal’s Speed Poker. The launch of Fast Poker on iGame comes about less than a month after Microgaming’s Unibet became the first site to offer the popular structure.
In an interview with PokerFuse, iGame CEO, Tobias Fagerland states that the company “has high expectations of Fast Poker” and “considers Fast Poker as an important and vital part” of the site’s strategy for growth. The small Malta and Danish licensed gaming company hopes that the early introduction of FastPoker will attract more customers to its three sites, iGame, 24hPoker.com, and Pokerihuone.com.
The launch of FastPoker on iGame shows the recent growth and influence of the quick-fold poker structure. Swedish poker operator Betsson has announced that it will also launch the FastPoker product and bwin.party recently announced the development of a similar game. PokerScout, poker site traffic monitoring site, has shown that the beta version of Zoom Poker accounts for nearly 10% of the player pool on PokerStars. Given this data, PokerStars has even considered changing all high stakes games to Zoom Poker in order to encourage action, though this idea was met with some opposition from players. Furthermore, the world’s largest poker site has also announced that Zoom Poker will be launched on a mobile application in the near future.
Quick Fold Poker, started by the popular Full Tilt Poker Rush, offers a unique form of the game that allows players to access a large player pool. The variant allows players to quickly fold an undesirable hand and move to a new seat with a new set of players. In addition to its popularity, quick fold poker generates nearly four times the rake of regular ring games and deals nearly 250 hands per hour. With the latest addition of FastPoker, the rapidly growing game is slowly becoming the dominant form of poker in the online arena.