Just one month after launching Jackpot Sit & Gos at buy-ins between $1-$10, Full Tilt Poker has upped the ante by offering the game at a buy-in of $50.
The demand for such jackpot games at higher stakes must obviously be there or Full Tilt wouldn’t have added the new offering. Jackpot-style poker is typically more appealing to recreational players who tend to operate with smaller bankrolls than hardcore online grinders. Perhaps those grinders are finding easy pickings on the jackpot tables and have requested larger buy-ins to maximize profits.
Full Tilt’s Jackpot Sit & Go copies a concept first made popular by Expresso Poker at Winamax and later by Twister Poker at the iPoker Network. PokerStars.es rolled out a version called Spin & Go just a few days after Full Tilt.
Jackpot Sit & Gos at Full Tilt differ from the others by offering a possible prize pool up to 2,000 times a single buy-in. The other variants currently cap their highest prizes at 1,000x a buy-in.
The $50 buy-in at Full Tilt has a slightly different random payout structure than that found at the Jackpot Sit & Go games with entries between $1-$10. Although the odds of being seated at a 2,000x jackpot table are still three out of 100,000, the odds are weighted slightly differently and favor a greater likelihood of being seated at mid-level prize pool multipliers as opposed to the lowest prize of 2x a buy-in.
The differences in distribution can be found here.