Online poker operator Full Tilt Poker has introduced Flipout Tournaments, which cuts out hours of pre-bubble play and allows players to quickly progress to the prize-winning rounds.
Flipout Tournaments see each player going all-in during the first round of the tournament, meaning the initial round is played in a matter of minutes. Winners from each table are then immediately moved to the next round, where they are guaranteed to win a payout.
The remaining players are seated at a different table and the tournament continues with a standard betting structure.
It means that those who reach the money can do so faster than in usual tournaments, while losing players can quickly move onto a new tournament.
This, she said, would not only allow existing players to enjoy new variants of the game but also attract new sign-ups.
“Flipouts are a game changer – literally unlike any other online poker tournament,” Lightman continued. “[They are] perfect for the time-poor player who wants to jump straight to the post-bubble action with a stack and blind levels that give them plenty of play.”
The operator is supporting the launch with a ‘Flipout Festival’, featuring more than $25,000 in added cash and prizes. The event starts on Friday March 21st and will feature 108 tournaments across 12 events.