PokerStars looks to shorten “Time to Act” settings. Nevada poker has its best June since 2007. Find these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.
New PokerStars Time to Act Settings to be Tested
PokerStars will be trialing new “Time to Act” settings beginning on July 31st in an effort to speed up cash games. The changes will be limited to $0.01/$0.02 at No Limit Hold’em games and all Pot Limit Omaha ring games during the testing period. If successful, PokerStars will roll out the changes to most cash games excluding Zoom Poker games.
The changes represent the first change to Time to Act settings since 2013. The time given to players to make a decision will based on the circumstances, but cut by approximately 1/3:
|PokerStars Time to Act Settings|
|Situation||Current Settings||Trial Settings: (at $0.01/0.02 NLHE and PLO)|
|Pre flop not facing a raise||18 seconds||12 seconds|
|Pre flop facing a raise and post flop||25 seconds||15 seconds|
If you need extra time, PokerStars players will continue to be able to access the Timebank settings as normal – 30 seconds at first + an additional 10 seconds for every 50 hands played up to a maximum of 10 minutes.
Despite the trial period, PokerStars has simulated different Time to Act settings and seems confident that the changes will positively impact the “vast majority” of players.
– The World Series of Poker hasn’t been the only hot poker game this summer. Nevada Poker rooms reported revenue of $16.6 million in June, a 3.3% increase over last year and the best June for the state since 2007.
– Chris Ferguson leading the WSOP Player of the Year race has attracted quite the controversy. Earl Burton from PND takes a look at whether one of poker’s least popular figures should accept the award.+
– Pete Manzinelli continues his mock-series on the search for Tom Dwan.
– Poker training site RunItOnce will be increasing its monthly price from $9.99 to $29.99. Players that register before July 31st will be able to take advantage of the $9.99 rate until they cancel.
– Today’s featured Grinderschool.com poker training video examines push/fold end-game strategy in Heads-up Sit N Gos. This episode is part 7 of a 8 part series.
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