The Rush To Launch Fast PokerMarch 16, 2012 3:27 pm
This month, poker enthusiasts are getting braced for the much anticipated launch of Fast Poker, which is similar to Full Tilt’s original high-octane innovation called “Rush Poker.”
Since Full Tilt was shut down, other poker sites have been looking to introduce their own versions of the game. PokerStars, for instance, is close to offering its own high-speed real money format called Zoom, which has been in its beta testing stage since February.
Now, software company Relax Gaming has announced the imminent launch of its own version called Fast Poker, which will soon be available online. Commenting on the exciting development, Relax Gaming’s CEO Patrik Österåker, said:
“We are thrilled to launch Relax Fast Poker Network together with some of the very leading names in the industry. We look forward to the launch and are sure more operators will join in. Fast Poker has the potential to make poker really hot again. Its fun, fast and easy, a great way of playing poker.”
When Full Tilt launched Rush Poker back in 2010, it became an instant hit as players were able to control the pace of their games as they switched from one table to another at the click of a button. It subsequently continued to grow in popularity right until the site went down last year, which then left an unfilled gap in the market. Now several sites are gearing up for an increase in traffic with the launch of Fast Poker, and amongst those sites that will initially be offering the poker format are iGame, Unibet, Betsson, Betsafe and 24hpoker. Commenting ahead of its launch, Unibet Head of Gaming Daniel Eskola, said:
“This is a major, exciting development in the online poker world which offers players a new, fun spin on poker without losing the essence of game. We are very much looking forward to strengthening our existing poker offering by working with Relax Gaming and have high hopes that our poker players will enjoy this new poker product.”