Ignition Poker uses a ‘Recreational Player Model.’ This is designed to keep the games soft compared to other online poker rooms. It makes it more difficult for ‘pro grinders’ to sit in too many games. Here is what is involved:
- Anonymous Play: You are assigned an entry number (for tournaments) or simply use a seat number to play. When you stand up, your history is gone – allowing you to start fresh in your next game. This stops tracking services from following you and selling your weaknesses to pros.
- Tools Ban: Many of the advice engine tools and tracking / HUD software are banned from Ignition Poker – again keeping the games soft.
- Restriction on Multi-Tabling: To stop pros playing a nitty strategy across too many games (killing the action), you can only play four real money cash games or Sit-N-Go’s at the same time.
This model has been a big success, propelling the Ignition / Bovada / Bodog player base to become one of the biggest worldwide.
Poker Tournaments at Ignition Poker
If you enjoy lower buy-in poker tournaments, then you’ll find a huge choice at Ignition Poker. There is some higher-stakes action. Each Sunday at 6 p.m. ET, you can join the $75,000 guaranteed High Roller. The regular events such as the Black Diamond Open and Summer Millions have even bigger prize pools. The biggest tournaments have guarantees of up to $300,000.
Regular games are focused on No Limit Hold’em. Most are $22 and under, with turbo and short-handed variations. You will also find re-buy tournaments, Sit-N-Go’s and more recently Jackpot Sit-N-Go’s with randomly assigned jackpots.
Cash Game Poker at Ignition
You’ll find the biggest selection of cash games available to U.S. players at Ignition Poker. Playing these anonymously keeps you safe from grinders with tracking tools, and the choice of games is huge. You can play for pennies – and will find regular games as high as $5 / $10 – with the occasional bigger-stakes game. There are three table sizes. The usual full-ring option is joined by the popular 6-max, and heads-up matches can also be found.
Fast Fold Poker
Zone Poker is a fast-fold game. This is a great option for mobile devices, where multi-tabling the regular games is not possible. Instead of a table, you will join a pool of other players. You get moved to a new hand with new opponents as soon as you fold. By cutting out the waiting time, you’ll play at least three times faster than in a regular real money cash game.