PokerStars roundtable 12-05-30

    • LeeJonesPokerStars
      LeeJonesPokerStars
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.02.2012 Posts: 27
      Hi folks -

      Just a few updates on what's going on at PokerStars...

      Changes from player requests

      We've got a few things to announce that are direct results of player requests and meetings:

      Limit Hold'em Rake

      We're making some adjustments to the limit hold'em rake (probably effective June 1st) to smooth out some rough spots. They're not huge, but they're in your favor:

      Stakes | # of players | Old cap | New cap
      -------------------------------------------------
      $1/$2 | 3-4 | $.80 | $.70
      $1/$2 | 5+ | $1.00 | $.80
      $2/$4 | 3-4 | $.80 | $.70
      $2/$4 | 5+ | $2.00 | $1.25

      More frequent bonuses

      We are reducing the size of the bonuses in the VIP store so people can buy bonuses for fewer FPPs (the bonus will be correspondingly smaller). That's also planned for June 1st. The new values are as follows:

      Min. VIP Level | USD | FPP | USD/FPP | % Reduction
      ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Bronze | $10 | 1000 | 0.01 | 60%
      Silver | $25 | 2250 | 0.011 | 50%
      Gold | $75 | 6,250 | 0.012 | 75%
      Platinum | $200 | 15,400 | .013 | 69%
      Super Nova | $600 | 40,000 | 0.015 | 60%
      Super Nova | $1600 | 100,000 | 0.016 | 60%


      The "% Reduction" column shows the reduction in the number of FPPs you need to get the bonus. All of the bonus amounts (in dollars) have been reduced proportionally; there is no change in the USD/FPP ratio for any of the bonuses. Couple of minor points:

      • The old bonus levels will go away immediately.
      • Bonus levels will not change for U.S. players.

      Unregister from all tournaments

      This is something that came up in the player meeting in March. We're developing it right now and expect it to be out sometime this summer. This feature will allow you to get out of all of your registered tournaments with just a few clicks.

      I want to note that this is just one of the items that came out of the March meetings. Steve recently sent a three-page report to all participants covering every item that had come up in the meetings. He will send out a similar report following up on the April meetings.

      Other news

      • We've deployed $1/$2 PLO Zoom. Enjoy.
      • We've added 6-max $60 and $200 Hyper Turbo SNGs.
      • We are now waiting four orbits instead of three to pick up a sitting-out player at six-max tables. That change went in on April 26th.

      Thanks for your time and interest. I'll answer whatever questions I can.

      Best regards,
      Lee Jones

      P.S. Does PokerStrategy software not support a "table" tag?
  • 9 replies
    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 21,926
      Thanks for the news Lee :)
    • fruktpuff
      fruktpuff
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.09.2010 Posts: 3,982
      Hi Lee,

      Unfortunately normal members are not able to post tables on our boards, sorry about that.
    • Tim64
      Tim64
      Black
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,401
      Yeah, thanks Lee. $60s Hypers appreciated for this particular SnG player. Nice to meet you in London.

      -Tim
    • emotv
      emotv
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.05.2008 Posts: 80
      Good news for 1-2 regs, now from today i move up to 2-4, i hope it goes well at long term.
    • LeeJonesPokerStars
      LeeJonesPokerStars
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.02.2012 Posts: 27
      Unfortunately normal members are not able to post tables on our boards, sorry about that.
      No sweat; it's the first time anybody's ever referred to me as "normal" :-).

      Regards, Lee
    • MrEpisode
      MrEpisode
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.09.2007 Posts: 7,677
      Originally posted by LeeJonesPokerStars
      Unfortunately normal members are not able to post tables on our boards, sorry about that.
      No sweat; it's the first time anybody's ever referred to me as "normal" :-).

      Regards, Lee
      :D

      edit: Nice changes btw!
    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 21,926
      Originally posted by MrEpisode
      Originally posted by LeeJonesPokerStars
      Unfortunately normal members are not able to post tables on our boards, sorry about that.
      No sweat; it's the first time anybody's ever referred to me as "normal" :-).

      Regards, Lee
      :D

      edit: Nice changes btw!
      +1 to both ;)
    • ragney
      ragney
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.08.2010 Posts: 2,417
      Is there any chance we get some kind of the planned promotion schedule of PokerStars?

      July - Micro Millions
      Aug - ?
      Sep - WCOOP?
      Okt - ?
      Nov - 11 year pokerstars somewhere here?
      Dec - ?
    • LeeJonesPokerStars
      LeeJonesPokerStars
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.02.2012 Posts: 27
      Originally posted by ragney
      Is there any chance we get some kind of the planned promotion schedule of PokerStars?

      July - Micro Millions
      Aug - ?
      Sep - WCOOP?
      Okt - ?
      Nov - 11 year pokerstars somewhere here?
      Dec - ?
      Hi Ragney -
      Our marketing people carefully plan and sequence the announcement of our upcoming promotions. It takes a lot of coordination to do a major promotion (e.g. the Rafa announcement shifted some things around).

      So I'm afraid we can't give you a month-by-month schedule for the rest of year. But I do promise that there will be some great things in there. Stay tuned!

      Best regards,
      Lee Jones