PokerStars Rolling Out Omaha Spin & Go Tournaments, Though Not Yet In New Jersey

Posted on April 27, 2017 - Last Updated on September 23, 2020

[toc]PokerStars has announced that Pot Limit Omaha will now be incorporated into Spin & Go tournaments. This will fans of fast poker and action-heavy games alike even more choice at the world’s largest online poker site.

“Omaha is just perfect for Spin & Go,” said professional poker player Lex Veldhuis. “There will be a lot of action… [it] will make for some very intense situations when the multipliers get high.”

According to PokerStars’ director of operations and innovation, Omaha was “quite high up on our players’ request list to deliver as a Spin & Go.”

Pot Limit Omaha Spin & Go games are available with buy-ins of $1, $3, $7 and $15. As of yet, Spin & Go Omaha tournaments are not available in the New Jersey online gambling market, but often a global release precedes NJ updates.

What is PokerStars Spin & Go?

Spin & Go is PokerStars’ most high-octane and action-packed variant, giving players the best chance of winning a huge tournament prize.

Spin & Go tournaments pit you against just two other players in a hyper-turbo Sit & Go Tournament format, with 500 chips and rapidly-rising blinds. However, the twist is that the prize pool is randomly determined.

You can double your stake, or turn $10 into $100,000.

Just a few months ago, PokerStars NJ player James Piccolo won $100,000 from a $10 buy-in. As an added bonus, this was the same night that his sister announced her engagement for a nice double win.

More on Pot Limit Omaha

Pot Limit Omaha is an action-heavy poker variant. It is favoured by high-stakes poker professionals, adding an additional level of complexity to No Limit Hold’em.

The games play in very similar fashions. There are two key differences. Players are dealt four hole cards, and they must use exactly two cards from their hand and three community cards to make the best five-card hand.

Omaha is a dynamic form of poker. The best hand can change dramatically from flop to turn to river and pre-flop hand strengths run very close. This, coupled with the strength of powerful draws giving players up to 20 or more outs, means that the chances of seeing a huge pot are much higher in Omaha than Hold’em despite a pot limit betting structure.

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