PokerStars Launches Zoom PokerMonday, March 19th, 2012 by Ryan
PokerStars is back in the poker news once again, and that’s probably not much of a shocker to any poker fan out there today. This massive online poker site continues to grow and do things the right way, and this is why they were one of the few online poker sites to continue to move in the right direction after Black Friday nearly put a hit on everything relating to the words “online poker” just about one year ago. I’m sure you remember another online poker site that was incredibly popular, but is now nowhere to be find that went by the name of Full Tilt Poker. Full Tilt offered players something that was an incredible draw to them when they were up and running, and this was Rush Poker. Many online poker players miss rush an incredible amount, but this leads us into our good news of the week for players.
It’s back, but it’s under a different name through another huge online poker site in PokerStars. PokerStars has created Zoom Poker, which is the same general idea as Rush Poker. It is a fast paced online poker game where you take your seat at a table and play your standard poker hand. The main difference though is that as soon as you fold your hand, you are taken to a new table, with a new group of players, and in a new position. You will be dealt a new hand, and as soon as that hand is over then you move on to another hand once again at a different table with different players. Players don’t even have to wait until it is their hand to fold either, as they can do what’s called a “fast fold” which means that you fold as soon as you see your hand!
It’s important to remember that the version of Zoom Poker that is currently out is their beta version, meaning that all of the options aren’t currently offered on the game. So you’ll find that in terms of games offered there is both No Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha, but both are offered at just the micro stakes with caps on the player pools right now as well. Players can multi table up to four of these Zoom tables at one time if they choose to currently. They are still working everything out with this, but after seeing it run a bit it seems to be an excellent option that should quickly become one of the most popular games on the site.