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PokerStars Launches Spin & Go Max Tournaments

PokerStars has launched a new Spin & Go format called…wait for it…Spin & Go Max which adds a heaping spoonful of variables to a Spin & Go game. The idea of Spin & Go Max is essentially the same as a Spin & Go, but rather than the predictability of the three player, winner-take-all format every time, each game can vary from one to the next. What we are all used to with Spin & Go’s is three-handed play with short stacks and hyper-turbo blind levels. The prize pool is unknown until all players are seated and most of the time, it is winner-take-all. Spin & Go Max games mix all of that up. In the new version of the game (by the way, there are still regular Spin & Go tables), the number of players is unknown until just before the game begins. Spin & Go Max games can

PokerStars Launches Omaha Spin & Go’s

Are you ready, PokerStars players? I mean, are you REALLY ready? Please get ready. Ready yourselves. PokerStars has launched Omaha Spin & Go games. Omaha! Peyton Manning loves it! “Omaha is a highly enjoyable poker variant and was quite high up on our players’ request list to deliver it as a Spin & Go,” said Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Operations and Innovation, in a press release. “So we’re really pleased to be able to do this and hope that it will be as popular in this format as it is in our cash games.” Oh yeah, it will. For the eight of you who don’t know what a Spin & Go is, it is PokerStars’ version of what is commonly referred to as a “lottery” Sit-and-Go. They are three-handed, hyper-turbo Sit-and-Go’s in which the player start with just 500 chips. Needless to say, they go quite fast. What makes

PokerStars Running EPT Barcelona Spin & Go Promo

Now that the World Series of Poker-proper is over and we’re just waiting for All Hallows’ Eve Eve and the start of the Main Event final table, other poker festivals can now start to try to turn the attention of poker players and fans back to them. As such, PokerStars is running a special Spin & Go promotion to give players a chance to win seats in the European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona Main Event. From July 18th through July 31st, and its family of sites that share liquidity will host special €10 buy-in Spin & Go’s whose grand prize is a €9,000 prize package for the EPT Barcelona Main Event. That package includes the €5,300 tournament buy-in plus €3,700 for travel and expenses (the latter amount will actually be credited in U.S. dollars). PokerStars will not be making travel and accommodations arrangements for the winners; players must do

PokerStars Launches Special $100,000 Spin & Go Promo in New Jersey

You had to know this was coming at some point. PokerStars is but only one week old in New Jersey and already it has unveiled a new Spin & Go promotion.  Starting yesterday, March 28th (Happy Birthday to me!), PokerStars New Jersey is launching a $ 100,000 Spin & Go Special Edition promo, giving Garden State players a chance to win, you guessed it, one hundred grand playing in the popular three-handed Sit-and-Go tournaments. As a refresher (who knows, maybe someone in New Jersey is reading this and has never seen a Spin & Go), PokerStars Spin & Go’s are three-handed, hyper-turbo Sit-and-Go tourneys with a winner-take-all prize pool (most of the time). The big twist with these tables is that the prize pool is not known until all three players are seated. At that point, a spinner appears on the table and reveals the prize. Most of the time,

PokerStars Responds to Complaints of Spin & Go Datamining

An age-old online poker debate/controversy/calm discussion got drudged up recently over on the Two Plus Two message forum when a poster called for PokerStars to respond to alleged rampant datamining going on in the site’s ever-popular Spin & Go tournaments. The general consensus: “Good luck with all of that.” Poster “1v1” began the thread with the simple complaint: EVERY Pokerstars spin and go within 30 seconds has 2 viewers appear and stay for the duration of the match from .50-100$ . I want an explanation from management why. There is consistently up to 5 viewers for every 2X game and i have played thousands. I have not had ONE game without a viewer. If security is this poor that this is indeed datamining than this should be shared with shareholders that games offered on there investment are NOT being properly policed. Of course, a table having observers doesn’t necessarily mean