Spin & Go features in the TOP-20 of the online poker rooms of the world
The introduction of Spin & Go Flash and the change in the structure of the classic spins converted this game from a profitable format to a "toxic" one for regs. Now we can call spin at PokerStars a recreative game.
Therefore, regs are now forced to choose a new poker room; of course, it's clear that no poker site is similar to PokerStars in terms of software or traffic, but alternative poker rooms can definitely be a new home for Spin & Go regs with more favorable conditions.
It is also worth mentioning that problems with the quality of the client and traffic can be partially solved with layouts and multi-rooming. The second option, which was almost mandatory for MTT and cash games players, is now also crucial for spin players too.
The following table presents a benchmark for spins in all TOP20 poker rooms (according to PokerScout) that offer regular spin & go tournaments (except for private reservations and 888 Poker, which has a mandatory all-in feature, making the game non-suitable for regs).
|Stakes||10 stakes: $0,25-$500||9 stakes: $0,25-$250||4 stakes: $2-$40||7 stakes: €1-€100||5 stakes: $3-$30||9 stakes: 10-5К RUB.|
|Rake*||5-8% (+1% Special)||4-8%||6%||7%||7-7,7%||6,5%-7%|
|Rakeback||1-2%||20-40%+||10%-60%||35% fixed + race||VIP||10-30%|
|Effective rake* ($10 stake)||7%||4,20%||4,80%||4,30%||6,50%||5,40%|
|HUD Support||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes (converter)||No|
|Peak of traffic||European||European||American||European||American||European|
|Blind structure||2 minutes 50% of the tournament||3 minutes||3 minutes||3 minutes||3 minutes||3 minutes|
|Probability х2 ($10 stake)||46,48%||43,48%||70,51%||57,18%||75,06%||48,75%|
- The rake in Pokerdom and Chico Poker Network (Jackpot tournaments) includes an additional fee for special jackpots;
- Effective rake: indicator obtained after deducting the average rakeback received by the player at a particular stake;
- Chico has special Jackpot Spins with x1,5, x3, and x5 multipliers.
The most important and more straightforward conclusion that can be drawn from this table is that now, playing spins at PokerStars, is the same as playingy games in a tighter field, high variance, and more rake.
Based on these data, alternative poker rooms for spins can be divided into the following groups; we give substantial value to the possibility of displaying statistics at the tables, which can be called crucial for those who leave PokerStars:
- Poker rooms without HUD: partypoker;
- Poker rooms with HUD and American prime time: PokerKing, TigerGaming (high percentage of the x2 multiplier and a low maximum stake of $30-$40);
- Poker rooms with HUD and European prime time: Betfair Poker.
Unfortunately, we have to admit that playing high stakes spins with HUD is now only possible on the iPoker network (€100 games), which have relatively decent traffic indicators. Spins without HUD at low and medium stakes can be played during European time, and the action should be enough for almost any grinder.
In addition to the rooms from the table, two small networks also recently added spins: Spin & Go on the BetConstruct network and Monster Spins in Tonybet. These can be added as a complement to the rooms without statistics when weaker lineups are sought.
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|Rakeback||up to 70%|
|Rakeback||up to 50%|
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