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PokerStars Cancels Rake Increases

Tags: PokerStars, rake
Posted on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 by "T".
On Tuesday, PokerStars announced on 2+2 that it has cancelled the increased rake, which was implemented in November 2014, for all games expect Spin & Go's. The introduction of increased rake and more changes for 2014 were not well received when announced in October last year, so the cancellation of those changes are very good news for the players of PokerStars. Below is the full post from pok[...]   Read more » PokerStars Cancels Rake Increases

  7-Jan-15, 11:14   #1
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pochui 

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this actually can mean something good, at least reading the post title makes me think so, but everything that is written later is too hard to comprehend for my over cannabized brain.
at least they have written "As always, we would like to thank those who have taken the time to share their views with us here on the forums and elsewhere" makes me feel very important person...

     
  7-Jan-15, 11:46   #2
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superthight 

Joined: Jan '13
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what would i think on this kind of news????nothing seems good news as ps just trying to make a powerful income last days.now that they encounter all the money here comes the news!!i would like to hear rng transparency showing all the data base last year so we can review .that makes me good news..... Worship Worship Worship Worship Worship Worship Worship

     
  7-Jan-15, 11:52   #3
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StheP 

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nice Big SmileDDD

     
  7-Jan-15, 13:26   #4
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marqis 

Joined: Sep '10
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That is good news. They did not get away with it.

Good for those attempting supernova status, although it will be harder to amass the required points, they will make much more money.

     
  7-Jan-15, 16:05   #5
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pinotte 
Joined: Jun '13
Location: Canada
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Very good news from PokerStars it means that they are listening to the complaint of their customers and react in a very godd manner to the situation.

If all poker site would be like this it would be wonderfull.

     
  7-Jan-15, 16:08   #6
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holzkopf13 
Joined: Nov '12
Location: Germany
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bigger pots bigger wins. i will still waiting for my big win but to be inside is everything. Smile Smile i am thinking there is enove provit for the big poker rooms. they should give us much more back! Smile i hope we get more options to qualify online for real offline poker tournaments.

     
  7-Jan-15, 17:24   #7
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klash23 
Joined: Mar '12
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I have seen quite a few posts recently on the various poker sites and there has been a lot of players complaining about the increases so it is good to see that a poker site has maybe listened to their customers and reversed the decision.

     
  7-Jan-15, 18:01   #8
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yout85 
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Location: United Kingdom
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A few of years ago in the UK, a government already unpopular for massive cuts across the board, announced that there would be a 1% rise in fuel duty in 6 months time.... People didn't like it, but as they were already as unpopular as could be, it didn't matter... It didn't change peoples feelings...

5 months later, when they needed approval ratings to be increased, they announced they were scrapping the rise - and announced it as a good thing they were doing to "help out the average, hard working person".... And the gullible majority of us Brits gobbled it up...

Amaya has done exactly the same thing here - I don't believe for a second that they were ever going to go through with this at all. It was just a statement made when they they were already unpopular, that they knew they would retract at a later date and say "See? We do listen to our customers".

Obviously, I'm happy about it.... but IMO, a very cynical move.

     
  7-Jan-15, 22:55   #9
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bowie1984 

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I should say that the true announcement should be something like this:

Dear addicted gamblers!

Now that we see how many of you willing to burn money on our fresh outa box casino games we no longer need all those rake increases since we generating higher income without it just by pounding all of you on roulette and blackjack.
Thank you very much, kepp them greens comin'

Sincerely,
Amaya Gaming Group Board Of Directors

     
  7-Jan-15, 23:40   #10
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marqis 

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Posted by yout85:
Amaya has done exactly the same thing here - I don't believe for a second that they were ever going to go through with this at all. It was just a statement made when they they were already unpopular, that they knew they would retract at a later date and say "See? We do listen to our customers".

Obviously, I'm happy about it.... but IMO, a very cynical move.

You may well be right. But they did increase the rake for a few months did they not?

I think a lot of breakeven/rakeback players may have been affected to the point of having to stop, and get a (real) job... Maybe they were actually not making more money from the increased rake, because of that, along with damage to their reputation, as well as allowing their competitors to survive a little bit longer.

     
  8-Jan-15, 14:32   #11
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Heskor 
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Cheers well done pokerstars, or is it because of so much complaints from poker players as they do not want to be put in the same basket as those countries who has lots of TAX and Vat things in their countries, nice move the end, with the rake increase mos games would have gone dead and they would surely lose some players and most likely they will go to the competitors anyway cheers good news for all the spin and go players!!

     
  8-Jan-15, 21:38   #12
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roeish3 
Joined: Jul '13
Location: Israel
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Posts: 394
It seems that the new owners are trying to attract the amature players, which are probably the most profitible to the site. The Spin 'n go roulete is just a first in many tries to appeal to the gamblers of the poker players. The ones that got punished by this move were the proffesional and the regular cash players which had to put in there share in the new promotion.
I think that now they're affraid that the regulars will move somewhere else and take many of the aatures with them and are starting to pull back

     
  9-Jan-15, 18:56   #13
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TheMachineQC 

Joined: Apr '10
Location: Canada
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Hey guys,

I think YouT85 is right, this was all marketting. People spoke of Pokerstars for weeks for nothing, it was all basically free advertising.

Companies and politicians nowadays will use any strategy possible to make you believe they're on your side. But really they only think about their own interests...

     
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