Unlike the previous rake increases, PokerStars held firm on the VIP changes, which has caused an ever-widening rift between the company and the high-stakes poker community. Without doubt, these are the most controversial changes the site has made, but in the grand scheme of things, they will likely have far less impact than some of the other entries on this list.
It’s been nearly a year since PokerStars announced it would be making drastic cuts to its VIP program, and it’s been about six months since the announcement of rake changes and the elimination of most heads-up tables. Now seems like as good a time as any to take a look at what impact these changes have had. Cash game traffic. Over the past eight quarters, PokerStars has experienced a.
Now, it is clear that PokerStars has chosen to tackle the other side of the equation through a rake increase which management knows will have no effect on recreational players, but will cause some grinders to quit the site for good.PokerStars began making significant cuts to its VIP program in late 2015 and increased the rake in certain games several months later. At the time, it was seen as a betrayal of epic proportions by a segment of the poker community. The changes led to boycotts and handwringing on social media and forums, which is generally reserved for a cheating scandal.. That reaction was something the.Hyper Turbo Rake Goes Up 20%. PokerStars announced today that a rake increase of 20% on hyper turbo HUSNGs, as well as increases in most popular forms of SNGs, is imminent. Players have taken to social media and message boards and shown an overwhelmingly negative response to this.
PokerStars Rakeback. VIP information on this page is accurate as of PokerStars’ 2016 VIP Program changes. PokerStars does not offer flat rakeback. Instead players enter into the in-house VIP program and receive a volume-based rakeback equivalent of up to 30% by earning points (Starscoin) as they play.Read More
The rake for cash games and tournaments in Home Games is the same as the rake in our regular real money games. Likewise, reward points, which contribute towards the completion of your progress bar, are also awarded at the same rate as in our regular real money games.Read More
At the end of March 2019, PokerStars significantly changed the Stars Rewards program. Prior to this change, we wrote an article explaining the original Stars Rewards program.Read More
PokerStars is an online poker cardroom owned by The Stars Group.It can be accessed through downloadable poker clients for the Windows, macOS, Android and iOS.It is the largest real money online poker site in the world, controlling over two-thirds of the total online poker market. A PokerStars.com online satellite tournament produced the 2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP) champion, Chris.Read More
This is a discussion on Important Announcement on PokerStars School Changes for 2019 within the online poker forums, in the Poker Rooms section; Starting in 2019, all tournaments, leagues and.Read More
PokerStars restarted their poker room server this morning, putting into effect the new rake structure changes that PokerStars claim will reduce total rake by almost 3%. In addition to the reductions that were announced following a week-long meeting, PokerStars decided to also reduce certain stakes of low stakes NL and FL Hold’em, and rolled back the proposed rake increase at NL5000.Read More
One glaring omission from the changes is the implementation of charging rake on rebuys and add-ons made in rebuy tournaments. When PokerStars announced, via the Two Plus Two forums, that it was.Read More
Rake changes have a complex impact on the poker economy. We always strive to make changes that “get it right” and we’re not afraid to make adjustments based upon feedback and new analysis (as explained here). We continue to pride ourselves on offering what we believe to be the best online poker experience at the lowest price.Read More
Changes include adding casino and sports to PokerStars’ product offerings, rewarding players across games using StarsCoin as the common currency and more frequently during sessions, and retiring.Read More
Even after these changes, PokerStars will still have the lowest overall pricing (known as “rake”) of any major online poker operator. The pricing changes apply to certain games while others will.Read More