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Online poker players who enjoy Lottery Sit n’ Gos can now play the game at the world’s top site as PokerStars announced it has launched its version called Spin & Go on its main poker site.

PokerStars previously tested the fast-paced, lottery-type Sit n’ Go game in its segregated markets of France, Italy and Spain. A press release trumpeting the new roll out claims Spin & Go “has been a big hit” in those ring-fenced markets, passing the test and prompting the launch on

Spin and Go is great for so many reasons,” said Team PokerStars Pro Jonathan Duhamel. “First, the game lasts just a few minutes, making it perfect for whenever you have some free time, and it’s ideal for mobile play. But the most attractive aspect is the lottery-style prize pool, which means you never know how much you’re going to be playing for. Having the chance to win thousands of dollars from just a few dollars is great, considering you only have to beat two players to win the lot!”

Lottery Sit n’ Go Basics

For those who have yet to hear about Lottery Sit n’ Gos, the action is three-handed and hyper-turbo, forcing players to start with less chips and navigate blind levels that jump quickly. The buy-ins available at Spin & Go are from $1-$30 and the randomly selected prize pools can be anywhere from 2x to 1,000x a single buy-in.

Once three players are registered at a particular buy-in, spinning numbers will eventually rest on one number that indicates the worth of the prize pool. Jackpots can reach $30,000 on a $30 entry fee. The probability of being seated at a table with that massive prize pool is 5 out of 100,000.

The concept was first introduced by Winamax and called Expresso Poker. Since then, copycats have come out under the names of Twister Poker at the iPoker Network, Jackpot Sit & Go at Full Tilt, and Spin & Go at PokerStars.



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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.