A few days ago, PokerStars announced it would implement changes in rake which will be felt by players though the specified limits. The biggest rake heads-up no-limit and pot limit cash games in Limit $ 0.25 / $ 0.50 or higher will be increased by at least 50% and at the high stakes tables will increase by 66%.
It will also increase the rake that each player will have to make when entering the heads up hyper turbo SNGs and from 2.1% to 2.5%.
Spin & Go rake will increase by 5%, but only if you play for the jackpot.
Hyper Turbo Satellites are also affected, and the rake will increase to 50%.
We must also mention that there is a ‘theft’ of 2.5% on deposits and withdrawals.
“We made a lot of tough decisions over the years. Some decisions have cost us a lot of money, but we have also investigated the lot and return to the market, especially after Black Friday, bought Full Tilt and get the money back to the players. ‘
It is clear that PokerStars launches Casino Games and that’s all this is about? Is this the reason for making poker players to suffer? I guess that’s what when the money is the one who decides.
Changes in 2014 :
Amaya bought PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. (Why sell a profitable company ??)
Full Tilt Poker written off pros – no contract – more money for Casino games (invested more money in advertising)
They introduced the Spin & Go tournaments.
Casino games and sports betting
VIP program changes and even greater changes are expected in the following period