After the success of Full Tilt Poker's Jackpot Sit-and-Go tournaments, PokerStars has joined the trend and launched brand new lottery-style sit-and-go tournaments named Spin & Go.
In line with similar products already available on the iPoker and Winamax poker networks, the world's biggest poker rooms decided to offer its players the opportunity to win big – and fast – starting from very small buy-ins.
The new tournaments, which are available in the client's new Spin & Go tab, are action-packed hyper-turbo 3-max tournaments with buy-ins that range from a minimum of $1 to a maximum of $30.
The tournaments start off with a player being seated at the table with two other opponents to play for a jackpot that is determined by a random generator right before the action begins.
Given the way the random generator has been created, most of the time players will compete for a sum that doubles the buy-in paid to sit at the table. Yet, the luckiest ones will also get the chance to enjoy much more than that – as prize pools can actually skyrocket to as much as 1,200 times the buy-in fee.
Looking at the numbers, this means that thanks to the specificity of these lottery-style hyper-turbo sit-and-gos, players can find themselves playing for a share of up to $36,000 after investing only $30 in their game.
Although most Spin & Go tournaments are winner-take-all, the top prizes – which are considered to be the ones when the total prize pool is equal to 100-times or more of the buy-in – are split differently so that everyone at the table gets the chance to leave with a decent payday.
PokerStars' Spin and Go events come with a fairly low implied rake, as lower stakes games rake at 7% with some of the higher stakes games raking as low as just 4%.
The Spin & Go sit-and-gos are an exclusive available to PokerStars players. To learn more about the poker room and how to get up to $50 in free Spin & Go tickets, $20 free to use as you wish and a seat in the PokerNews-exclusive $10,000 monthly freerolls, have a look at our in-depth review of the poker room or head straight to PokerStars.