Cristiano Ronaldo stars in PokerStars’ Beat The Clock launch

PokerStars has unveiled its new, fast paced ‘Beat the Clock’ tournaments, with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo as the star of the advertising campaign.

ronaldo_1‘Beat The Clock’ games last just five minutes, and are held in Zoom Poker format at four-max tables. Players must remain in the game until the timer runs out, with the prizes then distributed in proportion to the players’ chip stacks at the end of the tournament.

Ronaldo, the star of the campaign which features visually-stimulating television adverts, said: “Beat The Clock requires you to think and act quickly with a high level of skill, which gives me the same rush of excitement that I experience on the pitch. The timed element of this game makes it fun to play and means I can get that quick adrenaline fix on the move.”

The timed tournaments are available now on desktop and mobile. Players who dodge elimination by the time the five-minute clock runs out will be quickly rewarded, which enables a short and fun poker experience. The concept will also prove popular with tournament grinders, who can complement the games they are already playing, rather than kick off more multi-table tournaments.

Severin Rasset, Director of Innovation & Operations at PokerStars, said: “We are constantly looking to innovate at PokerStars, and believe Beat The Clock is a great new addition to our poker offering.

“It’s the perfect format for those who want to fit in some quick, intense poker action and is ideal for mobile play, where, in just five minutes, players can experience all the emotions and excitement that only poker provides.”

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