888poker Launch a Fast-Fold Variant Called Snap Poker
On Tuesday, 888poker launched their own version of fast-fold poker called Snap Poker.
Snap Poker has been available to alpha and beta testers since September and although early reports suggested Snap Poker would only be available to some new accounts at launch, my own personal 888poker account has access to the new format.
At time of writing, there were three cash games available; No Limit Hold’em with blinds of $0.01/$0.02 and $0.05/$0.10 and a Pot Limit Omaha table with blinds of $0.12/$0.25 although none of those tables had players seated at them. However, I did have the opportunity to test the new Snap Poker feature by taking part in a $20 Snap Freeroll that took place at 1:20 p.m. Further $20 Snap Poker freerolls take place at 3:35 p.m and 8:15 p.m on Tuesday.
The neon branding aside, the Snap Poker tables look the same to 888poker’s standard tables, with the main difference being the “Snap Fold” button that becomes available when you are not seated in the big blind and there has not yet been a raise.
Clicking the Snap Fold button sees your opponents’ names, avatars and chip information disappear and be replaced by new opponents. From clicking Snap Fold to being dealt into a new hand took three seconds – it is just a shame there was no button to stop AA lose to KK and then AK into AQ!
As 888poker push on with the marketing of Snap Poker more players will become aware of it and traffic should start to increase. There are plans to introduce more cash game stakes and regular tournaments in the coming weeks and months.
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