PokerStars highly anticipated Zoom Poker officially launched on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 following extensive beta testing of the product.
Zoom Poker is the fast action ring game that provides players with more hands in less time.
Within minutes of the beta being released, the two available ‘pools’ of $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold’em were at capacity with 1,500 players in each.
With Zoom Poker, once a player folds their hand, he or she is instantly re-seated at another table with a new set of players from the same pool.
For players who really want to speed up their game, Zoom Poker enables players to enter the same pool up to four tables at a time. Playing Zoom Poker four tables at a time means players can see hundreds of hands more per hour than they would at normal ring game tables. What’s more, players can sit down at a total of eight Zoom tables across multiple pools at any one time, and will naturally never be seated at the same table as themselves.
During the course of the beta phase, more than 300 million hands of Zoom were dealt, and other pools with stakes ranging from $0.02/$0.05 up to $2.50/$5 were added, with many more thousands of players trying the fast-paced action. Zoom is also now available for Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo and Five Card Draw.
Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu loves the concept. He said: “Zoom Poker offers people a different way to play poker. Recreational players, who want more constant action, will be able to fold instantly and wait for better hands, while pro grinders will be able to get in hundreds of more hands an hour and win more. On top of all that, it’s just so much fun to play!”
In conjunction with the release of Zoom Poker, a mobile application has also become available on the Android platform.
Zoom Poker is not currently available to US customers.
- Patrick Flanagan, Gambling911.com