Need for Speed: PokerStars Players Can Now Take the Wheel With New Spin & Go Races

 As the Formula One World Championship approaches the series’ crescendo, PokerStars is allowing players to get in on the ride. The site announced the launch of Spin & Go Races on Tuesday, a new game with guaranteed prizes around every corner.

The promotion runs through Nov. 20 and players can compete for a share of $105,000 in guaranteed weekly prizes via Spin & Go Races leaderboards. The promotion is part of the company’s growing partnership with F1’s Oracle Red Bull Racing.

“It’s been a phenomenal season and we’ve been proud to have the PokerStars community, reaping rewards along the way and mirroring our drive to stay at the top,” Oracle Red Bull Racing team principal and CEO Christian Horner said in a news release.

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How do PokerStars Spin & Go Races work?

Players looking to get in the game are in store for some fun events with some nice bang for the buck. There are multiple Spin & Go Race leaderboards to choose from, based on the tournament buy-in. Each leaderboard includes 22 races (tournaments) in which to compete.

Fitting for an F1 promotion, there are plenty of racing themes. Each player begins with a full fuel gauge, which remains full for those who win their race.

The gauge decreases if a player finishes second or third. Fuel is key to speeding to the top of the leaderboard. For those who run out of fuel, it’s time for a pit stop and their progress bar is reset before they can try again.

Opting in to get the green flag

The first Spin & Go Race is inspired by the usual Formula One season opener, Bahrain, and got underway this week. Players looking to compete must opt in for the action via the Spin & Go lobby, the leaderboard lobby, or at Spin & Go tables.

This unlocks a player’s participation in the event throughout the duration of the promotion. Here are some other key features of Spin & Go Races:

  • Game numbers – Each attempt is comprised of 22 Spin & Go games. Each week, players can make three attempts at each leaderboard buy-in level.
  • Earning points – The lower the multiplier in the Spin & Go, the more points players earn.
  • Saving fuel – Win the Spin & Go and a player doesn’t lose any fuel. Place second or third and competitors lose 8%. Run out of fuel and the attempt is over.
  • Tracking progress – The Spin & Go lobby allows players to see how they’re doing on the Spin & Go track.

Adding to the F1 PokerStars fun

The new Races build on Stars’ relationship with Oracle Red Bull. The company announced the partnership earlier this year. The multi-year deal features branding on the RB18 Formula One car and racing suits.

Stars is looking to reach some of F1’s growing audience as increasing technological advancements help to provide fans with new and unique ways to enjoy the sport. Past Stars promotions have awarded players with exclusive F1 experiences.

“We strive to give the community epic moments that they’ll never forget and there’s been so much excitement this F1 season, on and off the track, with community members winning unique and epic experiences,” PokerStars director of partnerships, public relations and consumer engagement Rebecca McAdam Willetts said.

“We can’t wait to see Spin & Go Races play out each week and give more rewards as part of our partnership with Oracle Red Bull Racing.”

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