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the doom of online poker - Pokerstars increases rake!

Postby felixleong » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:50 pm

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/28/in ... s-1485512/

ever since amaya took over pokerstars, things are way different than before
seems like their focus now is to suck as much $$ out of the existing clients to cover back the 4.9b they paid for this purchase

with their monopoly status on online poker, rake can only go up, hurting full time grinders
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Re: the doom of online poker - Pokerstars increases rake!

Postby DM101 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:03 pm

Rakes Changes Effective January 1, 2015
Hyper-turbo satellite Sit & Go fees will be increased at stakes below $2,000 from 2% to an amount equivalent to roughly 75% of the fees charged for cash prize hyper-turbo Sit & Go tournaments of the same buy-in. A table at the end of this post includes sample fees for a wide range of buy-ins.

New tournament fees will apply in rebuy tournaments for players whose play is subject to significant local taxes in the form of gaming duty and/or VAT. For such players, tournament fees equivalent to those charged for initial buy-ins will be charged for rebuys and add-ons. We will soon provide a full list of sites/countries affected on January 1, but as examples, PokerStars.be, PokerStars.dk, PokerStars.uk, and PokerStars.bg will qualify due to gaming duty and players from Germany will qualify due to VAT.

Spin & Go Prize Changes Effective November 3, 2014
Spin & Go prize distribution will change to offer top prizes of 3000x the buy-in at each pool, increased from 1000x. Full details of the new distributions are available in the table at the bottom of this post.


Details and Examples of Changes

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Re: the doom of online poker - Pokerstars increases rake!

Postby felixleong » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:38 am

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Re: the doom of online poker - Pokerstars increases rake!

Postby ediotfromne » Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:19 pm

At least it's easier to hit supernova. Lul
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Re: the doom of online poker - Pokerstars increases rake!

Postby felixleong » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:05 pm

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Re: the doom of online poker - Pokerstars increases rake!

Postby AMI NO SAN » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:17 pm

wow heads up rake CAP at $1 per hand !!! means anything below 1/2 is not profitable at all
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Re: the doom of online poker - Pokerstars increases rake!

Postby felixleong » Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:35 am

online poker getting too tough with the higher rake
think live poker will be easier to farm a profit
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Re: the doom of online poker - Pokerstars increases rake!

Postby ediotfromne » Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:14 am

AMI NO SAN wrote:wow heads up rake CAP at $1 per hand !!! means anything below 1/2 is not profitable at all

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Re: the doom of online poker - Pokerstars increases rake!

Postby razey » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:06 pm

move up also $3 become $5 leh
well, a lot of pros are not happy also
http://www.pokernews.com/news/2014/11/p ... -19706.htm
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Re: the doom of online poker - Pokerstars increases rake!

Postby kr176 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:57 am

Frankly those grinders who complain abt rake increase are exactly the reason for the death of online poker. Multitables and give no action.

Hopefully most will leave PS and let the game grow softer.
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Re: the doom of online poker - Pokerstars increases rake!

Postby ediotfromne » Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:15 am

razey wrote:move up also $3 become $5 leh
well, a lot of pros are not happy also
http://www.pokernews.com/news/2014/11/p ... -19706.htm

But % drop
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Re: the doom of online poker - Pokerstars increases rake!

Postby felixleong » Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:37 am

this is just the beginning, many more changes to come
in short rather than let regulars make profits, they might as well rake more
vip programs will also have big cuts in 2016
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Re: the doom of online poker - Pokerstars increases rake!

Postby felixleong » Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:39 am

higher rakes is always not good for players, but very good for the company
imagine 10-15% rakes, would you still wanna play?
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