PokerStars unveils yet another new game variation in the PokerStars lobby. Meanwhile, a quarterly report from The Stars Group shows just 36% of revenue comes from poker. Check out these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.
PokerStars Fusion released
PokerStars has revealed their latest foray into new games with the launch of Fusion Poker, which is a mix of Hold’em and Omaha. The new game was available to play in the PokerStars lobby as of Tuesday night. Like other experimental games such as Split Hold’em, Unfold and Showtime, Fusion Poker is expected to only be available for a limited time.
In PokerStars Fusion, players are dealt two hole cards. On the flop, players receive a third hole card while receiving a fourth hole card on the turn. Like in Omaha, a player needs to make the best hand using two of your hole cards and three of the community cards.
Fusion games can be found in the main lobby in between cash games and tournaments. Stakes start at $0.02/$0.05 and move up to $25/$50.
– On the same day that PokerStars dropped its new Fusion games, parent company The Stars Group reported quarterly results, its first since acquiring Sky Betting and Gaming. While the company posted a strong 73.6% increase in revenue, the acquisition’s impact on the company is obvious in the report, with poker now only accounting for 36% of total revenue, down from 63% from the same time last year. Predictably, sports betting went up from 5% to 32% while casino games represent 28%. Of course, PokerStars the poker room is not going anywhere but the latest report does reflect the company’s continued strategy to diversify the brand with more emphasis on other products.
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