Spin & Go...Omaha!

You drink your coffee with a side of Red Bull. You shave with flint, steel, and gasoline. You skydive with a grocery bag.

We get it. You're in it for the action.

Alright then, try this on for size.

Four cards. Hyper turbo. Three-handed. It's like riding a greased cheetah through a razor blade factory.

That's right, action junkies, the Spin & Go has gone Omaha.


"Omaha is a highly enjoyable poker variant and was quite high up on our players' request list to deliver it as a Spin & Go," said Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Operations and Innovation. "The icing on the cake for players is that these Spin & Go's will be an exclusive qualifier into our SCOOP Event 5."

In case you haven't been keeping up with the Spring Championship of Online Poker schedule, that one is the Pot Limit Omaha (6 max) on May 7, 15:30 ET with more than $1 million in guarantees combined in the low, medium and high events.

In each of the Spin $ Go Omaha events (available at $1, $3, $7 and $15 stakes), you'll get 500 ships, a randomly drawn prize pool worth between two and 10,000 times your buy-in, and then four cards per deal. It's like driving with one eye closed and the other on your phone!

"Omaha is just perfect for Spin & Go," said Team PokerStars Pro Lex Veldhuis. "There will be a lot of action because you can play so many hands, but it's also really hard to knock people out in PLO. This will make for some very intense situations when the multipliers get high. I can't wait to try them."

You can check out Veldhuis (cursing) and playing one of the Omaha Spin & Go tourneys here.

Finally, to celebrate the launch, an exclusive $5 Spin & Go Omaha qualifier will award winners a $10 cash prize or entry to either the $2,100 (high), $215 (medium), $27 (low) level of SCOOP Event 5. Players who win entry to the $27 (low) level may unregister and instead use the ticket in any $27 SCOOP event or SCOOP satellite. However, players who win a $215 (medium) and $2,100 (high) seat for the first time will be required to play SCOOP Event 5 Pot Limit Omaha on May 7. For any subsequent medium or high level wins, players will receive equivalent amounts of tournament dollars.

So, there you go. Strap yourself to the cheetah and get playing before it's too late!

is the PokerStars Head of Blogging. Follow him on Twitter: @BradWillis.

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