Winning Poker Network (WPN) recently announced that it has completed a software upgrade that will now allow them to make available On Demand tournaments. These On Demand tournaments can be termed as SitNGos combined with multi-table tournaments (MTTs).
On Demand tourneys kick start after an agreed number of players buy-in and take their seats. However, it also allows for last minute registration sign-ups but has a time frame cut off. It can be best described as a MTT that does not have an official start time, but waits on a specified number to be met on the entry field before commencing. It many ways it is pretty similar to a SitNGo.
In a statement, Americas Cardroom spokesman Michael Harris said
On Demand Tournaments are designed for every player who wants to experience the heated competition of a large-scale multi-table tournament without having to wait for a scheduled start time. We know they’re going to be hugely popular.
The first company to bring the On Demand concept to online poker was Full Tilt Poker. The iPoker Network has also confirmed that it will soon adopt the same approach as the results that Full Tilt Poker has experienced with the On Demand concept has been extremely impressive.
For the Winning Poker Network, it is Black Chip Poker and the Americas Cardroom which make up the main skins on WPN. The network has started to become popular in the U.S due to its extremely efficient cashout procedure which brings in a lot of positive player feedback as they are impressed with the speed in which they are able to make withdrawals.
Since 2011, Americas Cardroom has been a WPN skin, while Black Chip Poker joined the network in 2012 after it severed ties with the Merge Network. The WPN has been online from 2001 and currently accepts players from all over the world.
Black Chip Poker spokesman Robert Gray said
We’re constantly striving to improve the performance of the poker client to make the best playing experience possible. This latest release adds another tournament option along with features that will make multi-tabling and multi-tasking easier for our players.
As of now, the WPN is behind the likes of Revolution, Bovada and Merge when it comes to U.S. facing poker rooms and networks. However, the WPN is optimistic as the past few months have shown that it has been slowly but steadily moving upward in terms of player traffic numbers.