PokerStars has made a permanent change to its Spin and Go payout structure to make the top prize in its most expensive tournament one million dollars.
The largest prize now available is set at 10,000x the buy-in and affects every buy-in level. The entry level $1 tournament has a $10,000 top prize; the high stakes $100 buy-in—which was added only two months ago—pays out $1 million.
In Lottery Sit and Go games like PokerStars’ Spins, tournaments are given assigned prize pools when they start. Often the prize is just two times the buy-in, which occurs approximately 75% of the time. Payouts go up to four times, six times, ten times and higher—at increasingly lower frequencies.