iPoker’s latest poker/lottery variant Twister Poker is now available across various poker rooms, including many of its top-tier brands.
Twister Poker combines a super-turbo 3-man sit and go format with a lottery-like payout structure. Each Twister game is randomly assigned a first-place prize, from 2x to 1000x the buyin.
Twister was first introduced on Everest Poker, a new top-tier iPoker skin, on January 17, along with its sibling site Betclic. Poker770 added it on January 20 along with high-profile sportsbooks Betfred and Expekt and the lesser-known Pokerplex24.
In the last 48 hours Paddy Power and William Hill have also reportedly added support for the game in the client, although the variant is not yet promoted on their websites.
The format of Twister is almost identical to Winamax’s “Expresso” games: The tournament structure is the same, the payout table is almost identical, and the player experience is similar. Both have ultra-simplified lobbies, with no game selection and no facility to observe running games.
The concept of the “Lottery Tournament” could be attributed to PokerStars, which first ran “Golden SNGs” during promotional periods in mid-2013. Winamax was the first to offer the format as a regular variant.
The rake for the games is just below 7%. The payout table makes it top-heavy: the 200x and 1000x prizes are only triggered 0.005% of the time. Over 75% of the time, three players will be playing for just double the buyin.