In February, the GGNetwork, which includes such poker rooms as GGPokerOK and GGPoker, announced the appearance of jackpot “spins”, which were called Spin & Gold. The debut of the new format will take place on February 28.
Then it was announced that it would be 3-max tournaments, with buy-ins of $ 1,
$ 5, $ 20 and $ 50, and the maximum multiplier would be × 12,000.
A couple of days before the launch, the network revealed several features that new tournaments have. The new Spin & Gold will have a unique payout structure for such kind of tournaments, different game speeds, which vary from multiplier, and insurance against the minimum multiplier.
The speed and structure of the game in “spins” will depend on what multiplier will be played to the players. If this is the minimum multiplier × 2, then the starting stack will be 10 BB, the blinds will grow every minute, and there will be no time bank.
And for example, with the multiplier × 120: the starting stack will be 25 BB, the levels will last 5 minutes, and each player will have 30 seconds of time-bank.
Spin & Gold Payouts
The main difference between the “spins” in Good Game from similar tournaments is the payout structure. As a rule, almost all spins are played in the “winner takes all” format, and with large multipliers, all three get prizes. Equal payments are given to the second and third places. But in the Spin & Gold there are some interesting features:
- on factors up to × 10 – the winner takes everything;
- on factors × 10 and × 25 – two players take the prizes;
- on factors of × 120 – the second place will be paid more than the third.
It turns out that in some “spins” the game starts from the bubble, and in high multipliers there is ICM dynamics.
Minimum Multiplier Insurance
The minimum multiplier is the most frequent factor in any spins. At GGNetwork poker rooms, players can insure themselves against a multiplier of × 2. Before playing in the tournament, the player can buy insurance, and if the minimum multiplier falls out, then the player gets back the amount of insurance and buy-in, and essentially plays a free tournament.
As for the multipliers and payouts, here the chances are identical with Spin & Go on PokerStars, except a small error in the frequency of the multiplier × 3.