Is PokerStars going "Chinese"?
PokerStars decided to push the development of Aurora in early 2020:
- Global players got new table themes;
- Danish grinders received the full version of Aurora;
- Fusion (a mix between Hold'em and Omaha) and PLO6 were announced.
But the market leader didn't stop there, and in early February, Italian players got an update that added adding the possibility of throwing objects at opponents:
888Poker was a pioneer in such a functionality, and today it's widely used in real money poker apps, especially Chinese ones. partypoker also added it to its new mobile client (which is under development right now).
PokerStars jumped into the hype, and the Aurora engine now allows this feature, which is being tested at 6+ Hold'em tables in Italy.
A horseshoe icon is added next to the player's nickname and a drop-down window that shows the items available for throwing. Each item has a "cooldown" time.
New casino-poker game at PokerStars.es
Spanish players have a new SnG format in the lobby, although it should be located under the casino tab.
All-in Sit & Go is essentially a casino game. In it, the players at the table (from 2 to 8) go automatically all-in in each hand. We have seen these tournaments before (mainly on GGNetwork) but as a reward for completing tasks, bonuses, or freerolls. But, for tournaments with a buy-in, it's non-poker.
A similar format of spins is available in sites that use Connective Games software (TigerGaming, Pokerdom).
Of course, the Spaniards didn't receive this game well, and the lobby seems empty so far, but such initiatives puzzled all the players.
Although it's clear that PokerStars is turning into a casino company that offers poker games, it's still unknown if such games will be rolled out for global players. Stars usually test games in small reservations, and many die there.
If you are still playing at PokerStars and the new room initiatives don't please you at all (and you also want to boost your profits with rakeback), please reach our team to get a profitable deal.
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