Ignition Poker has introduced a “Quick Seat” feature for its cash games in order to improve the site´s online poker experience for recreational players.[geolink href=”https://www.usafriendlypokersites.com/ignition-poker/”]Ignition Poker[/geolink] – through its former incarnations of Bodog Poker and Bovada Poker – has always acknowledged the importance of recreational players. Bodog Poker was the first online poker site to introduce site-wide anonymous tables in 2011 and – as Bovada Poker – the site was constantly updating its security measures to prevent collusion and cheating.
Ignition Poker has continued the “recreational model” theme and, in its latest software update, has introduced a “Quick Seat” feature for cash games. The new feature prevents players from choosing which table they will sit at, and instead players are allocated a seat at a cash game table based on their choices of game and stake level.
How the Quick Seat Feature Works
From this week, players visiting Ignition Poker´s cash game lobby will no longer see the usual selection of cash game tables to choose from, but will instead have to go through a two-step process of game and stake selection in order to get a seat at a table.
The first step asks players what game type they want (Texas Hold´em. Omaha Hi, or Omaha Hi/Lo), what game format they want (No Limit, Pot Limit or Fixed Limit) and whether they want to play at a heads-up, 6-Max or full ring table. In the second step, players select their stake limit and the amount of funds they want to bring to the table.
Unfortunately there is no option to select multiple tables (i.e. more than one table at a time), or a game over a range of stakes (i.e. $0.05/$0.10 to $0.10/$0.25). Players wishing to play at multiple tables and/or stakes will have to repeat the process to get seated at more than one table. The changes do not affect Zone Poker, Sit & Go games or multitable tournaments.
Mixed Feedback to the Change
Like many of the site´s previous changes to level the playing field, the introduction of the Quick Seat feature has drawn praise and criticism. Some players like the new interface, while other complain it prevents them from selecting the loosest tables and juiciest games, and that it encourages ratholing – the act of leaving a table after a big win and joining a new table with a regular chip stack.
Complaints about having to play short-handed while waiting for a table to fill up are largely unjustified. Ignition Poker has a healthy volume of traffic and, as players are no longer allowed to cherry-pick which table they play at, tables are tending to fill up just as quickly as before – if not faster. The exception to this is high stakes Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo, which rarely attracted much traffic anyway.
Ultimately the change will lessen the likelihood of two or more players in contact with other being seated at the same table and being able to collude against other players. It creates a fairer online poker experience for all except those who want to cheat and adds to the protection that Ignition Poker provides for its new and recreational players.
Play at a Fair and Secure Poker Site
“Offshore” sites have received a fair amount of negative attention in the media recently, with advocates of online poker regulation describing them as unfair and insecure. Ignition Poker proves these claims to be false by continuing to provide a fair and secure experience for online poker players in the United States – as the site´s predecessors have done since the Bodog brand first went online in 2000.
If you would like to play at a fair and secure online poker site, where your level of skill determines how profitable you will be, head on over to Ignition Poker – where new players can take advantage of a first deposit bonus of up to $1,000, a good selection of games, a solid volume of traffic and an improved online poker experience for recreational players.