Poker Insight

Winamax

Another smart innovation came out of the Winamax marketing and product development departments last week: Expresso Eleven.

Running as a promotion until the end of the month, players participate by playing Winamax’s lottery sit and go game, Expresso. Every time a player wins a “2x” prize pool lottery sit and go tournament, they collect a card; Collect all eleven cards, and players win a prize worth 1000 times the size of the buy-in.

To make matters more difficult, Winamax added a tricky twist—if you fail to win a game for a card you already have in your collection, you lose that card.

At the time, PRO asserted this made things “incalculably” harder, but left it at that; taking the bait, our in-house PRO development team decided to simulate Expresso Eleven to see just how hard it is.