Whether there's any money in it depends on the rake and structure of the game. Certain spins are beatable (I know PartyPoker's are) but I'm not sure about other sites. Either way, they're incredibly high variance and don't tend to reward traditional poker skill. I'd definitely consider them on the "gamblier" side of poker, but I guess without study and research you can't really definitively say it's "gambling", assuming gambling means "playing a losing game".
Obviously, poker in general is a gamble. But in most cases, in classic tournaments, you can count on your own skills and experience. In Spin and Go tournaments, in most cases, everything is decided by your luck, skill and experience are not so important.
In spin & go, any hand that seems to have already been won can lose, but any game can bring much more prize money than MTT games at the same limits. You can make money everywhere by playing by bankroll and finding the key to each opponent.
Each discipline has its own strategy.I didn't find any specific structures in this discipline.Yes, the experience of the game helps to be on top and surpass the opponent.But the luck of the wrong hands sometimes throws me into confusion and I remain broken.I think that a lot of things here depend on luck.
I played many of them, the fast spin&goes stayed pure gambling in my eyes, variance always knocking on them, so there are actions based on that. The normal ones are okay to play tho, especially if you are great in 3-way or HU.
Since the games are hyper, the blinds will jump much faster and you have a small number of big blinds left fairly quickly. Since they are three handed you really need to open your starting range and be aggressive, you don’t have time to wait around. They can be profitable but are definitely more riskier (unless you luck into the 12,000x buy in spin and are therefore guaranteed a big payday as all 3 players win something...at least on PokerStars)
spin and go are also about strategies, I don't play them a lot, but the few times I've played there are those who are very aggressive from the start, others just wait for an opportunity, but I don't know exactly another strategy, but I know there are places that I believe that teach how to play spin and go (I think they even bank, but I'm not really sure)
Just a few days ago in a spin&go I outskilled the guy untill he had 30 chips vs. my 1470. Guess what, he won the next 5 all in's with worse hands than mine, then floping a full house with K 6 when I had A K. This happened on pokerstars. It's just one of many, so I'm done playing spin&go.