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San Francisco-based social casino studio Idle Gaming has launched Fresh Deck Poker: Reloaded, an updated version of its flagship social poker product for iOS and Android devices.

Idle describes Fresh Deck Poker: Reloaded as a “major refresh” of the app, which now features an improved layout and more intuitive navigation with an improved lobby and navigation system to allow players to rapidly access Texas Hold’em, Royal Hold’em and Sit-n-Go tables.

It also allows players to quickly find friends’ tables, and share wins and activities with a wider range of social networks. The game also features a new soundtrack, composed in-house by Idle Gaming.

The studio has also looked to create a more authentic experience with the introduction of Rebuy Sit-n-Gos, allowing players to buy back into tournaments. This is designed to enhance the free-to-play experience, with the game’s random number generator and shuffling algorithms already certified by real-money testing house GLI.

The game is designed with enhanced animations, described by Idle as “2.5D” and allows users to fully customise their in-game avatars.

Idle Gaming chief executive Stuart Lewis-Smith said the company had been “blown away” with the success of the original variant of the game.

“We’ve gone all-in on a slew of across-the-board enhancements in this updated version of the game, making it better than ever,” Lewis-Smith added. “This is premium social casino gaming at its finest, giving players an ultra-realistic, authentic free-to-play poker experience using the highest real-money standards.”

The company had originally focused on the casual gaming market, before pivoting into the social casino market in late 2012. Its first app, Fresh Deck Poker, was officially launched in early 2013, and followed by the roll-out of slots app Slots of Fun last month.