The quick poker style has been popular in all of the leading roubles during the last 10 years, and it has attracted a significant portion of the game’s overall audience. The iPoker network and its version of speed poker were the one notable exceptions to this rule. In this post, we will attempt to determine the reasons why the local version of Zoom did not become popular.
Why is it that people seldom play speed poker on the iPoker network?
Football players known for their speed.
It was first introduced in 2012 under the name “Speed Poker” on the iPoker network skins where it was played. Even at their height, the two limitations of NL5€ and NL20€ seldom ever drew more than 50 connections between that time and the present, and that was after another eight years. There were often just a handful of hours late at night with traffic of such magnitude here.
Once Microgaming went out of business at the end of the year 2020, the Speed Poker network was already highly inhabited by roums, so the company made the decision to significantly alter the site in order to entice amateur players to its tables. The sole limit that was available for this was NL20€ in the new “Football Stars” format, which included jackpots and a unique arrangement on the 5-max tables that was inspired by football.
Yet despite the fact that the iPoker network was experiencing a time of tremendous expansion (PokerScout reports that from 2019 and 2022, the iPoker network moved from 12th position to sixth place in the global rankings), rapid poker in its skins did not attract a greater number of players.
That’s probably the reason why speed poker was brought back to the lobby exactly one year later:
All of the top 10 poker sites, as well as several of the sites that are second only to iPoker in terms of the total number of players, are amassing a substantially larger number of players in the Zuma varieties of their games. Why.
Which one is it? HUD? Stocks?
It is difficult to pinpoint a single cause for such liquidity issues on the poker network that holds the position of second biggest in the globe.
The traffic at rapid poker tables has never been significantly increased by iPoker. The game in this format was not “hyped up,” and the local poker players did not get “accustomed” to it.
Additional variables, including but not limited to the following, hindered the game from getting up later on:
On the other hand, as the proverb goes, “every cloud has a silver lining.” The active growth of the game at ordinary 6-max tables was the flip side of such a one-of-a-kind circumstance with local Zoom. At 22:00 MSK, there are a significant number of them located in the foyer of the network rooms:
Even without multiring, the amount of traffic on all restrictions up to NL200 is more than sufficient.