Online poker giant PokerStars has launched a new mini game pioneered by its sister site Full Tilt, which offers players the chance to win big for a small outlay.
The Deal, a quick-fire poker mini game previously only available on Full Tilt, gives players the chance to instantly win cash prizes and spin the wheel for the progressive jackpot, which ranges from $25,000 upwards.
Players can also buy-in for 70 StarsCoin for a chance to win larger prizes and a better chance of hitting the jackpot.
“This introduction of The Deal to PokerStars is great news,” said Severin Rasset, PokerStars’ director of poker innovation and operations. “PokerStars players get the chance to play an exciting game, and Full Tilt players benefit from the additional liquidity that the PokerStars clients bring to the table.
“It’s sure to mean that the progressive jackpot builds up at an even faster rate and is triggered more frequently.”
The Deal players are dealt seven cards face down and are given the option to discard two, leaving a five-card poker hand which is then revealed to the player.
StarsCoin and cash prizes are paid out based on the strength of the hand - the higher the hand ranking the better the prize.
The progressive Jackpot is activated when a player makes either a straight flush in the 70 StarsCoin mode or a royal flush in the 7 StarsCoin mode. These hands give them the chance to spin the wheel for a shot at the progressive jackpot. When the jackpot is struck, anyone who has played The Deal in the last 12 hours wins a share of half of the jackpot.
Funds from the previous Full Tilt jackpot which ended at $109,299 will be distributed on Christmas Day via an All-In Shootout among all Full Tilt players who have played The Deal since the last jackpot was triggered in September and prior to the launch on PokerStars.
Available to play on desktop client and mobile app, the game has been launched on PokerStars across a variety of license jurisdiction including the Isle of Man and Malta, with more to be added in the coming weeks.