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.

Full Tilt marketing director Sarne Lightman explained that the operator is dedicated to looking at new ways to innovate and evolve online poker as it looks to keep the game “fun, fresh and exciting.”

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.

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