Players at Ignition Poker now have a wider choice of games to play “on the go” with the addition of MTTs and Sit & Go games to the mobile poker platform.
Since its launch in 2016, Ignition Poker has provided an industry-leading HTML5-based mobile poker platform. The platform is easy to navigate, responsive, and good-looking, and convenient for a few games of online poker when you have a little time to kill and are away from your PC.
Up until last week, the only criticism of Ignition Poker´s mobile platform was that it supported just cash games and fast-fold Zone Poker games. However, as part of a major site-wide update last week, multi-table tournaments (MTTs) and Sit & Go games are now accessible from the mobile platform – including the popular Jackpot Sit & Go games in which you can win up to 1,000x your buy-in.
The Likely Impact on Poker Tournaments
The impact on Ignition Poker tournaments is likely to be very positive indeed. Ignition has stated that, due to the changes, you will now be able to
play poker and watch the game at the same time, but the implications will be likely be felt throughout the whole of the week. This is because, not only will you be able to play in more poker tournaments from your smartphone or tablet, but also qualify for site´s major events through Ignition Poker´s comprehensive satellite schedule.
Ignition Poker has not yet advertised an increase in the guarantees for its major events. According to my review, the Ignition Poker site currently guarantees its tournament schedule for more than $2 million per week – including the $100,000 guaranteed Sunday “Hot One”. If, as I suspect, the addition of the tournament schedule increases the number of players competing in each tournament, you can expect the guarantees to increase substantially.
What Else is New in the Poker Platform?
During the update, Ignition Poker improved the player admin panel and introduced changes to make accounts more secure – both on the mobile platform and on the software download. You will now be able to more easily switch between your poker and casino rewards, access promotions, and change your account settings from an easy-to-use dashboard.
With regard to the new security measures, the next time you log into your accounts, you will be asked to enter a four-digit security PIN code. The PIN code will be necessary from now on whenever you request a withdrawal or make changes to your account. This feature will ensure hackers are not able to access your account by username and password alone.
Changes Elsewhere on the Site Affect Casino Action
Other than a wider choice of games on the mobile platform, better account administration, and enhanced security, the changes you are most likely to notice when you next visit Ignition Poker is the addition of a Live Dealer tab, a slight change to the background color, and better-defined text. This is because the majority of the site-wide update affected the casino action offered by the site.
The addition of Live Dealer games is the most notable change. Players have been requesting interactive games for some time, and Ignition has listened – with five options now available in a selection of stakes:
- Blackjack Early Payout
- Super 6
If you are not familiar with Blackjack Early Payout games, games proceed as normal with players having the option of taking an early payout before the dealer reveals their second card (the one dealt face-down). The amount of the early payout varies according to the strength of the player´s hand and the dealer´s potential hand; and, played optimally, this game has a house edge of just 0.5%.
New Casino Tournaments Add an Extra Thrill
If you already enjoy playing at the Ignition Casino site (or are about to start now the site has a Live Dealer), you might be interested to learn the site has also added casino tournaments to its platform. Tournaments vary by game and by length (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.) and can be accessed via the new tournaments tab within the casino site. Simply click on which tournament you want to compete in and start playing.
As you play, you earn points according to the amount you wager. The points accumulate on a leaderboard which is updated in real time so you can see how well you are doing. At the end of the tournament, the top players on the leaderboard receive a cash prize or no deposit casino bonus depending on the nature of the tournament. Casino tournaments are well worth having a go at if you have never tried them before because they add an extra thrill to the action, and they are just one more reason for visiting Ignition poker and Casino today.