The fast-fold poker is slowly but surely winning the hearts of online poker enthusiasts worldwide. More and more operators are creating their own take on this highly popular variant of Texas Hold’Em. The games is preparing to land on the Apennines and start operating under Italian gambling laws.
The country’s regulator AAMS has already published its guidelines for operators of online poker sites in Italy wishing to include the fast poker in their gambling offerings.
The Gaming Lawyer blog is following the developments closely and revealed that in the beginning the simultaneous player pool for fast poker in Italy will be limited to 5,000 players, with maximum 10 players on each fast poker table.
Italy gambling news also learned that the maximum stake will be set at EUR 1,000 per session, which is the same amount set for cash poker games and tournaments. Once the limit has been reach poker fans will need to reload from their account in order to continue playing.
The time restriction will be set at 72 hours per individual session, and online poker operators will need to develop a special application in order to provide poker players with this type of poker.
The availability of fast-fold poker is expected to boost interest in online poker from Italian pokerheads. Simultaneously the fast poker will pave way for side casino games on Italian poker sites, which are expected to come in December 2012.
Italian poker market is currently declining following an amazing start after legalization. The fast-fold poker could be just what operators need to put the segment back on track.
The genre, branded Rush Poker, was first created by Full Tilt Poker, which is not enjoying the best of times now. Other operators soon followed the successful type of poker with their own brands: Zoom Poker from Poker Stars, Blaze Poker from Microgaming, Fast Poker from Relax Gaming, Speed Hold’em from Playtech, and many more.