In the last few weeks, we've seen several variations of high-speed online poker games introduced.
PocketFives asked McLoughlin for his take on the future of rapid-fire games like Zoom Poker: "It'll be based on skins rather than networks and may be a brand new business model. I think it's common sense that you'd want this type of product in your client. Poker room operators are looking for any opportunity to increase their rake yields and provide any product they can to have their customers stay and play longer. With Zoom Poker, they can rake more per hour than any other option available."
"More poker room rake could be considered a win-win. As posters on PocketFives have pointed out, increased rake opportunities in fast fold games allow players to achieve VIP goals faster. And from a poker room's standpoint, player juice is a primary revenue source. "It's good for loyalty," McLoughlin argued. "It's good for rake yield. It's good across the board."