Pokerstars was one of the first poker rooms who get an answer to this question: how to win at poker quickly without skills? So, they invented Spin & Go! Soon after, Winamax Poker has announced the deployment of a new jackpot mechanic at their cash game tables.
Called “Cash Game Bingo,” the mechanic awards prizes randomly based on players’ hole cards. How does it work? Like regular Bingo, but with poker cards! When playing at cash game tables (Hold’em and Omaha), you now have a Bingo card of 14 slots to complete with the hands you are dealt during your session. You can find your Bingo card by clicking on “Bingo” in the tool bar or by opening the table chat. You’ll have a personal Bingo card for each Cash Game table (including Go Fast). In Hold’em, only the 2 hole cards you’re dealt each hand are used to complete the Bingo card. In Omaha, it is the first 2 hole cards you’re dealt each hand which count.
You must complete your Bingo card within 50 hands, but be warned, if a slot has already been checked, it will be unchecked if the card is dealt to you again. Once all 14 slots are checked, BINGO! If you have not completed your Bingo card within 50 hands, you will be given a new card to be completed within the next 50 hands. You always have the option of resetting your card at any time by clicking on the “New Bingo card” button. You will receive a new card at the start of the next hand.
In addition to your 14 slot Bingo card, you also have a “Booster” hand. If you receive this exact hand during your Bingo session, your win is multiplied by 10. Just like the Bingo card, the Booster hand is reset every 50 hands played or when you choose the “New Bingo card” option. Once activated, the Booster is not unchecked if you receive the hand again during the Bingo session. In Omaha, the Booster hand represents the first 2 hole cards dealt to you each hand.
Cash Game Bingo appears to be the special ingredient attracting players to the cash game tables on Winamax. Winamax now has more cash game traffic than any of the segregated European market brands of PokerStars, and is increasing its lead over PokerStars France in its home market. Over the last two weeks, its cash game traffic has increased sufficiently to rank the French regulated operator at number five in the world.