03/18/2012 :  REAL MONEY ZOOM POKER TAKES OFF
 
Fast innovation is pulling in the crowds at Pokerstars
 
Pokerstars management must be pleased with the reportedly huge response it has received to its real money Zoom Poker beta launch. Try Zoom Poker. $600 Bonus
 
Launched Friday on a limited number of Texas Hold'em and Omaha tables, the new high speed poker facility initially offered micro-stake action in the1c/2c range, with a maximum of around 1,500 players at a time allowed by the software – a number that was quickly reached and maintained through Saturday, encouraging the poker company to up the stakes and open up the game to more players.
 
Future plans apparently include more tables, tournament action and a wider choice of poker types.
 
Speed poker, in which the player is whisked off to another table the moment he or she folds a hand, has caught on with players in a big way since the concept was introduced by Full Tilt Poker last year, with several other companies all developing similar products.
 
The latest competitor looks to be Relax Gaming with its Fast Poker product, licensed n Alderney and reportedly due for release on the sites of several major operators soon.