Spin and Go is a thrilling poker tournament that’s been around for a few years now and which anyone can play.
There’s the potential to win up to a whopping 12,000 times your buy-in the super-speedy way, with tournaments available for both Hold’em and its variant Omaha, whose multiple hand combination possibilities have made it hugely popular. In fact, you could find yourself winning up to a million in minutes!
How to play
How to Play
Spin and Go’s have randomly assigned prize pools, with buy-ins available from pennies.
As mentioned, this is a fast-paced affair, with 500-chip starting stacks and a 3-Max, Hyper-Turbo format. Each tourney lasts on average seven minutes, and there are invariably three players per tournament, with buy-ins between $1 and $100.
Omaha versions play out pretty much as they would ordinarily. Every player gets four hole cards, of which two must be used to make their poker hand, and a standard 52-deck card is used.
First of all, choose our buy-in and how many tourneys you want to take part in at once. (It’s probably a good idea to start off by playing just one.) Then all you have to do is hit Register – it really is that simple.
Next, you wait at a tournament table until two further players have signed up. Once that happens, a random draw decides the size of the prize pool – this figure is then displayed in the middle of the table to all players.
Next up the first hand is dealt, giving you your chance to get your mitts on the prize.
Spin and Go Winnings
The first prize is between two and 10,000 times your buy-in, and most Spin and Go’s are ‘winner takes all’ affairs – unless you hit one of the three highest prize tiers, in which case no player will walk away empty-handed. Second and their-place finishers also get 10% of the first prize.
All players start the tournament with 500 chips irrespective of buy-in, and all will play three-minute levels. Within this format, deal-making is not allowed.
Note that the stakes offered can be changed at any time.
Spin and Go Strategy
There’s a high rake in Spin and Go – that’s the scaled commission fee taken by a cardroom operating a poker game, although it’s also high variance, meaning here is also a strong opportunity to make a lot of money quickly.
These tournaments can be won as long as you don’t expect to hit any of the big multipliers since the chances at the highest end are so infinitesimally small.
Essentially, it seems to make sense to treat these tourneys as hyper-turbo ones with an extremely high rake, which involve players of widely varying skills and levels of experience.
Finally, you will need a win rate of more than a third (at least 37%) for the $1 Spin & Go’s, and of at least 36% for the other games, to see a long-term profit, even without hitting one of the big multipliers.
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