PokerStars Add PLO to Spin & Go Roster
PokerStars pro Lex Veldhuis tries his hand at Spin & Go Omaha
PokerStars hyper-turbo three man format "Spin & Go" has proven incredibly popular since their launch in late 2014. It comes as no surpise, then, that the format is now also going to be available for Pot Limit Omaha players - in fact it's more of a surprise that Spin & Gos have been limited to just NLHE for so long.
Spin & Go's have a randomly chosen prizepool of between 2 and 10,000 times the buy-in, and although more often than not the winner receives back twice the buy-in, there have been several $1m winners since the format launched.
Spin & Go Omaha will be available to play at $1, $3, $7 and $15 stakes. Severin Rasse, Director of Poker Operations and Innovation said: "These Spin & Go’s will be an exclusive qualifier into our SCOOP Event 5: Pot Limit Omaha [6 max] on May 7, 15:30 ET (with over $1 million in guarantees combined in the low, medium and high events) so there really is no better time to get involved and give it a try.”
PokerStars pro Lex Veldhuis added, “Omaha is just perfect for Spin & Go.There will be a lot of action because you can play so many hands, but it’s also really hard to knock people out in PLO. This will make for some very intense situations when the multipliers get high. I can’t wait to try them.”
Evidently Veldhuis did try them, and you can see him loading a $15 Spin & Go up in this clip from a recent twitch stream
Expanding on Severin's announcement, from now until SCOOP Event 5, players who elect to play a $5 Spin & Go Omaha game will stand to win either $10 in cash, or entry to one of the three versions of Event 5; either the low ($27) medium ($215), or high ($2,100) tournament. Those who win a low level entry are eligible to unregister and use the ticket in any $27 SCOOP event. However, winners of medium and high entries must use their first win for the ticketed tournament. If you're lucky enough to win more than one of medium or high entries, you'll be able to exchange them for tournament dollars.