Spin&Gold: the most unusual spins in online poker
GG Poker Network is the last largest site to launch spins. This gave a unique opportunity to analyze all the twists proposed by its competitors and tailor a format that fits into the ecology agreement that distinguishes the network.
What is Spin & Gold?
In short, we could say that they are the same spins: 3-max hyper turbo SnG with random prizes according to a multiplier arrangement. But the devil is in the detail.
How to start playing Spin&Gold?
The game has a new tab in the client lobby. The design is inspired as the entrance to a gold mine. There are six stakes to choose from: $0,25, $1, $3, $5, $20, and $50.
After choosing a buy-in, the player determines how many tournaments he wants to register at the same time (maximum 4). And then the first twist of this format is reveled: Insurance.
The insurance must "protect" the player from losing the X2 multiplier; the price is a double fee for each tournament. If you choose insurance and a tournament with an X2 multiplier falls, the player gets back both the buy-in and the insurance, regardless of the final place in the tournament. That is, the player freerolls the event. But, if you pay for the insurance and you get X3 or higher, the insurance burns out.
You can play without insurance: for this, you must click on the corresponding button below the set of limits. In the image above, you can see another difference — the display of the number of players at each stake, which allows you to judge the traffic and choose the best time to play.
Only half an hour after launching the format, the following number of people were playing:
- $1 - 225;
- $5 - 136;
- $20 - 28;
- $50 - 25;
Spin&Gold: multipliers, probabilities, and payouts
What other information is essential for a grinder? In the following tables, we share all the numbers, and most importantly, how are these indicators compared with other poker rooms. We highlight that the three lowest multipliers match with the scheme that has become popular in other poker rooms: x2, x3, x5.
*Per million tournaments. For partypoker and PokerStars, taking the probabilities of the $50 game.
According to this data, it's clear that GG based the multipliers on competitors, but the probability of X2 is higher compared to partypoker and PokerStars.
GGPoker Network has also expanded the payout area in which not only the winner of the tournament receives prizes. With X2—X5, the entire pool goes to the winner, and with higher multipliers, it is distributed as follows:
|Multiplier||Prizes in BI by places|
|х10 and x25||80%, 20%|
|x120 and x240||67%, 25%, 8%|
|x12,000||42%, 33%, 25%|
In Spin & Gold, multipliers are tied not only to the prize pool, but also the structure of the tournament itself. This was tested long ago by Unibet (HexaPro), and the PokerStars did the same with Spin&Go Flash.
|Timebank||NA||10 seconds||30 seconds||30 seconds||30 seconds||30 seconds|
|Blinds||1 minute||2 minutes||2 minutes||3 minutes||3 minutes||5 minutes|
46,4% of X2 tournaments will be a lottery not only in terms of the prize pool but also the course of the game, because of the small stack and the growth of the blinds at high-speed:
Spin&Gold: rakeback and rake structure
The rake at all stakes is 7%. For lower stakes, this is quite common in all major poker rooms, but for $20 and $50 games, it's higher than average. In this sense, Spin&Gold is identical to Twister, the Jackpot SNG on the iPoker Network. How will GG Poker Network compensate players for paying a relatively high rake?
A completely new rewards program was invented — the Spin & Gold challenge (the network changed the basics of this promotion compared to the first announcement).
You can choose a suitable challenge before starting to play, or when you are already at the spin table:
- Click on the icon for this promotion (golden pickaxe);
- Choose how much time you want to devote to the task (from 1 to 8 hours);
- Choose the size of the bonus (there are only six for each period);
- Click on "Next" and "Start Challenge."
The progress of the ongoing challenge is shown in the table. At any stake, there are six prize levels to choose:
|1 hour||2 hours||3 hours||5 hours||8 hours||Rakeback|
Depending on the complexity of the Spin&Gold Challenge task, the rakeback can range from 10% to 60%.
The progress of the selected task is the accumulation of "Gold." The players get Gold according to the places occupied in the spins. The higher the stake, the greater the accumulation of Gold.
|Buy-in/Place||1 [Gold]||2 [Gold]||3 [Gold]|
The amount of Gold required for each challenge, depending on its duration is as follows:
|1 hour [Gold]||2 hours [Gold]||3 hours [Gold]||5 hours [Gold]||8 hours [Gold]|
The numbers for the bigger bonuses seem exorbitant. For example, to win $500 at the $50 stake in 8 hours, you must win every tournament played and do it every two minutes. Or if you only win every fifth tournament, and in the other four, you occupy 2nd and 3rd place, then during the same hours you need to play almost 389 spins (49 per hour). And as a result of such a marathon, you will only win ten buy-ins of the stake.
For all those who are a little familiar with the GGPoker Network, it's not a secret that their policy is based on the principle of creating the most favorable conditions for poker fans. And Spin & Gold is no exception — games with lots of action, unexpected big prizes, and perform missions.
Time will tell how the regulars will be able to adapt to Spin & Gold. But we can say with confidence that the launch of these tournaments in GGPoker Network will have a positive impact on overall traffic.
In GGPoker Network our players receive:
- VIP promotions and raffles on our Telegram channel;
- Professional support in all issues seven days a week.
To get a deal, please contact our manager Alexey:
Email: [email protected]
Stay tuned on our Telegram channel for more EV+ news.