The PokerStars Spin&Go style tournaments have made six millionaires in the past week, more than the company's other tournaments combined for the entire year.
The tournaments are designed to play very quickly, offering large prize pools that are randomly generated. The large prizes are available to be won with low buy-ins, and saw an Australian man with a $5 buy-in win $1,000,000 after just twelve minutes of play.
Many poker firms have been looking for ways to change things up a bit in terms of their game offerings, as the poker market has become stagnant over the past few years and fewer players are logging in to play. It is hoped that new game and tournament options such as Spin&Go will help turn the tide, especially as the American betting market begins to open up.