Full Tilt Poker began its highly anticipated ‘Flipout Tournaments’ yesterday at designated tables within the online poker room. The tournaments are part of a broader Flipout Festival, which is a four day event beginning on March 21 and concluding on March 24.
The Flipout tournaments are a fast paced way to play a game of poker. During the first round, all players are automatically pushed all in to the pot, which in Texas Hold’em means everyone flips up their hole cards.
Most players will advance beyond the Flipout round to the next round, while the player with the losing hand is automatically out. Once the Flipout round is over, the survivors are reassigned to new poker tables where a standard tournament resumes.
The difference between these games and regular Texas Hold’em hands is that all players have larger chip stacks when standard tournament play begins. The Flipout tournaments are part of Full Tilt Poker’s rebranding, which includes developing a fully integrated online casino and sportsbooks under the Full Tilt name.
The Flipout Festival will allow players to compete in Flipout tournaments for extra cash and prizes. Full Tilt Poker is offering a guaranteed $25,000 to the winners of 108 tournaments over the course of 12 online poker events, and some tables require no entry fees at all.
Sarne Lightman, Head of Marketing at Full Tilt Poker, believes the Flipout tournaments will attract new players to the online poker domain as it continues its rebranding strategy.
“Flipouts are a game changer, literally unlike any other online poker tournament. Perfect for the time-poor player who wants to jump straight to the post-bubble action, with a stack and blind levels that gives them plenty of play.”