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PokerStars Player Wins $1m Spin and Go Payout

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In celebration of their “December Festival,” PokerStars rolled out a $5 buy-in, $1m Spin and Go. In normal cases, these hyper-turbo, 3-max SNG’s feature a prize pool that’s equal to anywhere from 2x to 1,200x the buy-in. So pumping the prize pool up to $1 million was a very big deal. But since nobody unlocked the million-dollar Spin & Go, PokerStars extended the promotion throughout January. And as we’ll discuss below, this turned out to be very fortunate for one lucky Russian player.

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Some Players Want Lottery Style Poker Games Banned

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For years, online poker has been a positive-expectation game, where pros feast on fish and make big profits while doing so. But lately, lottery-style poker games are starting to enter the scene. Incorporating large elements of chance, lottery-style games have an obvious focus on recreational players. And so far these offerings have been a huge success. From Full Tilt’s “Jackpot Sit & Gos” to iPoker’s “Twister,” SNG-based lottery games have been generating a significant amount of revenue for online poker sites. And this trend doesn’t look to stop any time soon, with PokerStars rolling out “Spin & Gos.” These are …

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PokerStars Defends Harsh Criticism of Spin & Go’s

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In late September, PokerStars joined several online poker rooms in offering lottery-style sit and go’s. PokerStars’ version is called ‘Spin & Gos,’ and they play very much like any other turbo SNG – with the big exception being how prizes are dished out in these winner-take-all tourneys. A random number generator (RNG) determines a prize worth between 2x and 1,000x the buy-in.

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Win 1,000 Times Your Buy-in With Titan’s Twister SNG’s

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In a regular sit and go with eight or nine players, the winner can usually count on taking 50% of the prize pool. So if an SNG buy-in was $10 and eight players entered, the winner would collect $40. This is certainly a nice prize, but what if you could win much, much more than this?

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Carbon Poker holding $100k Race for Riches in July/August

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Carbon Poker have brought back their popular Race for Riches promotion again – but this time with a little twist! Instead of offering their traditional single-month race like in the past, Carbon have now extended Race for Riches over the course of two months. From the beginning of July to the end of August, players will be competing for $100,000 worth of cash prizes. This Race for Riches will be broken down into eight races, with each offering a $12,750 prize pool. The top 250 Race Points earners in each period will receive cash, and first place collets $2,000. All …

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PKR running $5,000 Sit and Go Challenge Freeroll

Attention freeroll hunters/sit and go players: PKR are getting ready to launch a big $5,000 Sit and Go Challenge Freeroll on January 6th, 2013. And the only requirement for entering this free tournament is that you complete two of the SNG challenges set forth by January 1st, 2013. If you’re willing to go above and beyond completing just the two challenges, you’ll earn 1,000 extra freeroll chips for every subsequent challenge completed. So in all, you could have 4,000 more chips than the players who only finish two tasks. Now here’s a quick look at the six SNG challenges that …

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Free WSOP Seats in Race to Main Event

We’ve already discussed how Full Tilt Poker is running numerous satellites for the WSOP* Main Event. But did you know that Full Tilt is also giving away 50 free Main Event seats through their Race to the Main Event promotion? If you didn’t, then you’ll want to pay close attention to how you can win a free seat to the world’s largest poker tournament. Winning a free seat all begins with downloading the poker software for Full Tilt, then looking in their lobby for Round 1 Main Event Race SNG Freerolls. These free poker tournaments run around the clock, and …

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PokerMambo has 30% Rakeback and €30,000 SNG Race

PokerMambo is one of the best rakeback sites to play at because they offer a large number of interesting races every month. One of these races is the monthly Sit and Go Leaderboard, and as you may have guessed, this race offers lots of money to the top PokerMambo SNG players. In fact, €30,000 is given to SNG players on a monthly basis, and the money is spread out over Low, Medium, and High Stakes Leaderboards. The Low Leaderboard isn’t really so low because it offers the top 20 online poker players a share of €30,000. Every tournament with a …

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Win Big Prizes through Absolute Poker SNG’s

If sit and go poker tournaments are your game, then you’ll love the new deal that Absolute Poker is offering. Those who play poker in Absolute’s SNG’s will have a chance to win one of the 45 seats seats to either the Sunday $200,000 Guaranteed, or the Wednesday $80,000 Sniper tournament. To be eligible for a seat, you just have to meet one of the following weekly requirements: – Play in five designated $6 SNG’s, and you’ll be entered into a Wednesday free poker tournament where the top 10 players earn seats for the $80k Sniper tourney. – Play in …

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