So, Pokerstars (Amaya Inc) have announced far reaching changes to their VIP (rakeback) programme.
What a complete and utter fuck up. The new owners (Amaya Inc) are quite simply greedy motherfuckers and have royally stitched up their big money players. Wankers.
So what are the real money ramifications -
supernova elite currently 68% rakeback = $123,000 (really)
next year, elite drop to 45% rakeback = a loss of $42,000 (really)
Let's hope the supernova/elite guys see sense and fuck off elsewhere to play.
I'm more a cash player and it made my eyes water to see how royally fucked the higher stakes cash players get, well, royally fucked ....
• No VPPs for pot-limit and no-limit games with blinds of $5-$10+, 8-game $10-$20+, and other limit games with blinds of $10-$15+ (limit hold’em of stakes $15-$30 and higher).
Unfucking believable - So high-stakes cash game players go from earning 30-68% rakeback to…zero ?
Zero percent ?
A slight reduction could be expected, or perhaps a slight rake increase. This is neither. What this is — is a fucking joke.
Cannot wait to see the fallout from this .. and the resultant fall in Amaya Inc's stock market value.
What a complete fuck up.