Online poker giant PokerStars has expanded its Spin & Go tournament format with the launch of an Omaha variant of the popular contest.

Spin & Go Omaha offers a new way to play the fast-paced tournaments, where players are given starting stacks of 500 chips and entered into a tournament with a randomly-drawn prize pool awarding between two and 10,000 times the player's buy-in.

The new Omaha variant is offered at $1, $3, $7 and $15 stake levels and has been launched in response to customer demand.

"Omaha is a highly enjoyable poker variant and was quite high up on our players' request list to deliver it as a Spin & Go," PokerStars director of poker operations and innvovation Severin Rasset explained.

"So we're really pleased to be able to do this and hope that it will be as popular in this format as it is in our cash games."

Team PokerStars Pro Lex Veldhuis added: "Omaha is just perfect for Spin & Go. 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 (pot-limit Omaha).

"This will make for some very intense situations when the multipliers get high. I can’t wait to try them."



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