Originally Posted by lukeellul92
no.. you don't. Otherwise everyone would be doing it. SPin and go's are not poker.
For your first statement, it depends what people think. If people think they hit the high payouts exactly as often as the frequency chart says, then they hit the high payouts exactly as often as they think, in the long run.
But perhaps chipportal is saying people underestimate the probability of getting a high payout according to the chart and/or in his experience, he has been lucky and got some good high payouts.
And I would like to know your definition of what's poker then. Blind man's bluff is a type of poker. So are all-in or fold tournaments. Spin & go's are just typical 3-max sit & go's with a hyper-turbo format. The only difference is the prize pool is randomly determined based on a probability chart, but once the game has started, it's poker through and through.
You certainly are free to make a legitimate argument that the rake in spin & go's can't be beaten, but a poker pro just won a prop bet and a whole bunch more that he could beat $30 spin & go's over a 5k games sample size. You are also free to say that spin & go's are high variance, which is something that most if not everyone agrees. But if high variance automatically equals losses, then how did Daniel Coleman make $1million in 9 months playing only hyper-turbos?
I don't know what all the fuss is about with spin & go's. No one is forcing you to play them. If you are bad at them, don't play. If you think they are stupid, guess what: don't play. But other people playing an exciting and potentially profitable form of poker has no affect on you. If you're so against unbeatable games of high variance, why don't you crusade against the lottery, roulette, craps/dice, and every other casino game or form of gambling?