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PokerStars France has introduced a Spin & Go where the maximum prize pool reaches €1.2 million ($1.35 million).
PokerStars France Offers €1.2 Million Spin & Go Prize Pool

The highest ever Spin & Go prize pool could attract more players from outside France.

The Winning Poker Network plans to introduce Jackpot Poker—a version of the popular lottery SNG—on April 13.
WPN Introduces Lottery SNGs to US Players

WPN’s introduction of Jackpot Poker gives it a monopoly position in the US facing offshore market—no other operator offers US players lottery SNGs.

Russian PokerStars player "sss66666" has just become a near-instant millionaire after he was victorious in the first-ever $1 million Spin & Go on PokerStars.
The First $1 Million Spin & Go Victory Heralds the Trend for 2015

Future online poker game development is likely to increase the role of luck to meet the demands of recreational players.

The $5 200,000x payout Spin and Go with a million top prize extended into January. In Spain and France, 6000x top prize pool trailing until February for all buy-ins.
PokerStars Experiments with High Payout Lottery SNGs

Million dollar tournaments remains on dot-com, while Spain and France experiment with “Spin & Go XL.”

The third quarter report released by Spanish regulator DGOJ shows the remarkable impact that the introduction of PokerStars Spin & Go lottery SNGs has had on the market.
PokerStars Spin & Gos Add 50% to Spanish Tournament Revenues

Despite a negative impact on cash game traffic and opposition from the grinders, lottery SNGs have been a massive hit with the wider market in Spain.

The gap between Winamax and PokerStars France in terms of cash game traffic has widened to 35%, the largest it has been since the Winamax billionth hand promotion in February.
Winamax Opens up 35% Lead Over PokerStars France

The introduction of Spin & Gos in France may have ruined PokerStars’ chances to overtake Winamax in the cash game market.

After launching Spin&Go lottery SNGs at the end of September, PokerStars immediately put in place promotions to attract players to the new games.
PokerStars Spin & Go Promotion Uses Daily Challenge Format

The new game format promotion combines two marketing trends—missions and lottery style payouts.

Last week Traffic Watch reported a 7% weekly decline in cash game traffic at market leader PokerStars. The fall has been largely attributed to the introduction of the lottery style SNG Spin&Go on September 30.
PokerStars Traffic Decline: The Easy Bonus Effect

Full Tilt’s Easy Bonus promotion and subsequent traffic spike coincides with PokerStars’ drop.

For the first time since cash games were permitted in the Italian regulated market, net revenues from tournaments have exceeded those from cash games.
PokerStars’ Spin & Gos Create Landmark Revenues in Italy

The fifth anniversary Sunday Million also boosted tournament entries.

In Lottery tournaments, three players are seated with other random opponents to play a a hyper-turbo structure sit and go, where the winner takes the whole prize pool.
Spin & Go Goes Live on with 4% Rake

Lottery-style sit and gos come to dot-com following successful rollout in regional markets.

The pay table is the same as the one launched in Spain, with an effective rake of 7%. The effective rake is the same as winamax, but the payout structures are different.
Spin & Go Goes Live in France

Lottery sit and go rollout continues with debut in French regulated market.

Just as fast-fold was the antidote to slow cash game poker in 2012, lottery sit and gos aim to provide the same relief for mobile tournament poker in 2014.
Lottery Sit and Gos—Short-Lived Gimmick or True Online Poker Tournament Innovation?

Just as fast-fold poker revolutionized cash games, lottery sit and gos could do the same with online poker tournaments. But the rake needs to be right.

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