PokerStars Rolls Out The Deal Quickfire Game

Introduced by Full Tilt in 2015, The Deal has now been launched by its sister site PokerStars as a means of attracting more recreational players to the poker room. The mini game had already proved a popular innovation amongst Full Tilt customers, with Amaya expecting to receive a similar reception when it appears across its various licenses in the next few weeks.
For a buy-in of either 7 or 70 StarsCoins, players are able to enter the quick-fire mini poker game in which they are dealt seven cards and must then discard two of them to make a five-card poker hand. They can subsequently earn cash payouts depending on the rank of their hands, while straight flush hands gives them a chance to enter a spin the wheel progressive jackpot round in which prizes start from as high as $25,000.
The Deal is just another example of the new type of innovative poker games being introduced by the poker industry, in which the emphasis is placed less on skill and more on introducing gambling elements that better appeal to casual players and gamblers alike. Commenting on the fast mini game which allows players to utilize the StarsCoins in their accounts, Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations, explained:
“This introduction of The Deal to PokerStars is great news. PokerStars players get the chance to play an exciting game, and Full Tilt players benefit from the additional liquidity that the PokerStars clients bring to the table. It’s sure to mean that the progressive jackpot builds up at an even faster rate and is triggered more frequently.”
In related news, Canaccord Genuity recently reduced Amaya’s target share price from $42 to $28, with a major factor in the decision being that a struggling poker market will ultimately lead to less business for the company. Just like other online poker rooms, PokerStars has been coping with the market shift away from pure poker games by introducing poker-related games which appeal to casual players, with another recent example including Beat the Clock tournaments.

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