PokerStars have launched its new fast-paced ‘Beat The Clock’ tournaments with the aid of football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
‘Beat The Clock’ tournaments take just five minutes to play online and all players have to do to win cash is remain in the game until the timer runs out.
Prizes are then distributed in proportion to the players' chip stacks at the end of the tournament.
Real Madrid ace Ronaldo, who helped Portugal win the European Championship last summer, is the face of this new PokerStars
product and in the new television advert he claims ‘Beat The Clock’ gives him “the same rush of excitement” that he experiences on the pitch.
The four-handed, timed tournaments are available now on the desktop website and via the mobile app.
Players who are able to dodge elimination by the time the five-minute clock expires will be rewarded swiftly, making the new product perfect for those who only want to play short sessions.
“We are constantly looking to innovate at PokerStars and believe ‘Beat The Clock’ is a great new addition to our poker offering,” said Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations at PokerStars.
“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.”