Raise your game with more ways to win big!

Want to experience the rush of Spin & Go's but with more players, more variety, and more ways to maximise your winnings? Then get ready for Spin & Go Max!

With up to eight players, innovative features, and the chance to win 10,000 times your buy-in every time you sit at the tables, Spin & Go Max tournaments are unlike anything you've played before.

Read on for more on how each tournament works, then head to the 'Spin & Go' tab and 'Max Hold'em' (or the 'Spin & Go Max' tab if playing on mobile) in your game lobby to start playing from just $1.

Spin & Go Max - Step-by-step guide

Before you hit the Spin & Go Max tables, or if you want a quick refresher, make sure you read our simple step-by-step guide to gameplay and prizes.

Step 1: Random player draw

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The number of players in a given Spin & Go Max tournament is not known before you register. Instead, a random draw held before the tournament starts will decide the number of players, ranging from three to eight. The number of players drawn directly influences the prize pool.

Check out the table below to see what the probabilities are of between three to eight players being selected for a game at each buy-in level.

 Number of players
Buy-in 3 4 5 6 7 8
$1 20% 30% 25% 15% 5% 5%
$3 20% 30% 25% 15% 5% 5%
$7 20% 30% 25% 15% 5% 5%
$15 20% 30% 25% 15% 5% 5%

Step 2: Triple prize spin

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Here's how it works: before play starts, three spinners will show three potential prizes for the tournament's eventual winner. When play ends, the prizes will be shuffled and hidden. The winner will then pick one of the prizes (see Step 5) at random.

If more than one player will be paid, this will be specified in the tournament lobby. Prizes for second place or lower are fixed after the pre-game spins, and are not affected by whatever prize the first-place finisher selects post-game.

If the top prize is drawn on one of the pre-game spinners, it will be guaranteed and the winner will not have to choose from the initial three options when the tournament ends.

There is a separate pay-out table for each combination of buy-in and the number of players. See the Payouts page for more on how prizes are awarded.

Step 3: Let’s play!

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Number of players decided and prizes determined? Okay, it's time to start playing poker. Each Spin & Go Max tournament is No Limit Hold'em, but if no winner is decided within a certain number of hands it's time to go all-in!

Once gameplay begins, a special countdown will show how many hands are left until all players remaining in the game go all-in (see Step 4). Please Note: a Spin & Go Max will only enter all-in mode if no winner is determined within the allotted number of hands - as dictated by buy-in level and total number of players.

Want to know the rules of No Limit Hold'em? Check out our rules page here.

Step 4: All-in mode

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After the specified number of hands has been played, and the counter has reached zero, your Spin & Go Max will switch to fast-paced all-in mode. The winner will then be quickly decided, as all remaining players will be all-in on every hand until there is only one player standing. Hold on to your seats!

Step 5: Pick your prize!

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Whether you win a Spin & Go Max outright, or beat all comers in all-in mode, you'll get the chance to pick your prize.

Prizes drawn before the game will re-appear and then be shuffled and hidden. The winner will have 45 seconds to pick from one of the three hidden prizes. If they don't act in time the prize will be randomly selected for them.

To add even more excitement, when higher prizes are drawn (as specified in the payout tables) a 'Cash Out' option will be offered. Instead of randomly picking one of the hidden prizes at the end of the game, the first place finisher can select to 'Cash Out' an amount offered. The Cash Out amount is equal to the average value of all three prizes, minus an amount which will create a compelling choice.

If the highest possible pay-out is drawn on one of the pre-game spinners, the prize will be guaranteed and the winner will not have to choose from the initial three options when the tournament ends.

If you have any questions about Spin & Go Max tournaments, contact Support and we'll be happy to help.

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