Sunday March 03,2013 : REVOLUTION POKER NETWORK OPTS FOR SEGREGATED TABLES
Three classes of tables identified in move to protect the fish from the sharks
The trend started by the iPoker network of partitioning online poker tables in order to protect less successful players from the hungry and more experienced sharks'has been adopted by the Revolution international online poker network through the launch of its Fair Play technology this week.
Revolution has segregated its players into three groups – recreational, average and advanced – and now filters these groups to tables appropriate to their category, ensuring that recreational or ‘fish' players do not encounter the more skilled and experienced (and often professional) exponents of the game, who would have a significant advantage.
The middle category of average players can play at either the lower or higher tables, presumably having acquired sufficient experience and skill to hold their own at either level.
Fair Play goes further, however, introducing new types of games appropriate for both recreational and advanced players. These initially include beginner’s tables for recreational players and 3-max tables for advanced players, with the middle category of average players given their own beginner tables.
Heads Up and High Stakes tables are filtered to screen out recreational players, who may find themselves losing their bankrolls a lot faster than they wanted to if exposed to the top players in this sector.
Player segregation is becoming increasingly popular with online poker operators, with several recent media reports indicating that Party Poker is the latest company to experiment with the concept.