Strike Against Changing of PokerStars VIP-program.

    • mihhhhey
      mihhhhey
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      Joined: 30.11.2007 Posts: 6,364
      The official site of strike against changing of PokerStars VIP-program. http://www.theykillpoker.com/

      Under the veil of changes to the VIP-program, PokerStars starting from January 1, 2016 implicitly raises the rake for all kinds and formats of poker. Hiding behind the concerns about the future of this game, the PokerStars owners want to cash in on players and increase their multimillion profit even more. Increasing already huge rake will turn poker, an intellectual game which you can beat only with your brain and skill, into a gambling game, a roulette which provides benefit only to the casino. Some will lose their income, some will lose their hobby, and some will lose their dream of becoming a real poker star...

      We call on everyone who loves and values poker, to stop playing at this site starting from January 1, 2016 and till full cancellation of the forthcoming changes, as a mark of protest against PokerStars policy that ignores players' interests.

      Join our strike on the 1st of January:

      1. Starting from January 1, withdraw your funds and stop playing at PokerStars and FTP. Go on protesting until the company revises its policy relating to the VIP-program.

      2. Send a letter to supportpokerstars .com saying that you no longer will play at PokerStars. Point out the reasons for your leave and your attitude towards the changes in the VIP-program. It is not recommended to send carbon copy letters.

      3. Use our avatars in all of your accounts and share this link with all of your friends and acquaintances who play poker.
      "They Kill Poker #TKP We are against changing of pokerstars VIP-program theykillpoker.com"

      4. Watch for the updates here and on poker forums
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    • mihhhhey
      mihhhhey
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      Joined: 30.11.2007 Posts: 6,364
      Many of you must have already heard that starting from 2016 PokerStars introduce the new conditions of the VIP-program, stating that it allegedly will enhance the poker ecology and let amateur players benefit from bonus programs and the game itself.

      Actually, it is not quite accurate. Or, rather, not accurate at all.

      In reality, these changes in the system will lead to increased rake for regular players. They get less rakeback, consequently, the rake indirectly increases.

      In exchange for that, PokerStars will increase the payouts for Chromestars by 10%, which is equivalent to 30 cents a month, funny, ain't it?

      How exactly the poker ecology will be enhanced

      We tried, we really tried to find the bright sides for recreational players... But failed.
      We failed to understand how the money, taken from the regulars, could possibly help the recreational players feel more comfortable at the tables.
      We are more likely to get a reverse effect: some of the regulars would go down the stakes, some of them, on the contrary, would put more focus on the quality of their game, and amateur players would start losing money even faster than before.

      Changes that we see in PokerStars (games, promotions, rules, rake) since the change of ownership — it's a smooth transformation of poker from an intellectual kind of sports with gambling element into a funny roulette.

      And if we, players, don't take any measures and just become bystanders, in a couple of years we'll see on our monitors some slot-machines that no one can ever beat, instead of a sports game and challenge of minds and stamina.

      And it doesn't matter now, who's amateur and who's professional — our favorite game turns into a bingo lottery right before our very eyes.
      What measures we can offer:
      We believe that complete freezing of games at PokerStars and FTP is the only effective way of struggle in the given circumstances.

      Why do we think we can win?
      Precisely a year ago PokerStars have announced a rake increase, we conducted a strike, and some time after it the vast part of changes was canceled.

      Expert opinion:
      Quote (jama-dharma) @ 2.11.2015)
      Actually, the reality is that the decisions at PokerStars are made by incompetent people, and that they are ready to back-pedal when facing wide protests. Just like it happened with this "rake increase". That's why I think that the chances are quite high that they will cancel some part of their decisions for 2016.

      So it's more reasonable for most players to wait till some action group comes up with a good plan and just join it.

      I, too, will back your protest within reason.
    • Mobiloiu
      Mobiloiu
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      Joined: 02.08.2012 Posts: 12
      It would be more efficient if we would make an event on facebook to start picket their head office.
      7600 Trans Canada Hwy
      Pointe-Claire, Quebec H9R 1C8
      Canada
      Phone: +1 514 744 3122

      The canadians should do this it is the only way.
    • storo08
      storo08
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      Joined: 09.07.2008 Posts: 420
      I with you! :fouet:
    • rupucis2
      rupucis2
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      Joined: 27.10.2008 Posts: 306
      Changed my avatar at pokerstars to #TKP avatar and got approved.

      1 day later:

    • mihhhhey
      mihhhhey
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      Joined: 30.11.2007 Posts: 6,364
      Those who did not changed avatar on stars yet, use this one



      Stars approve this. Other avatars not.
    • storo08
      storo08
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      Joined: 09.07.2008 Posts: 420
    • mihhhhey
      mihhhhey
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    • Anomic
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    • dizelup
      dizelup
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      Joined: 19.11.2013 Posts: 16
      Why do the recent news about the strike have no exposure on PokerStrategy? So many people are joining and I think a lot of pokerstrategists would join too.

      http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/28/internet-poker/joint-strike-1st-3rd-december-registration-other-amaya-stars-protests-1569711/

      If the link is not allowed, I apologize and mods please remove it. I think it's not though.

      Anyway, I feel like people here should know about this too.
    • dizelup
      dizelup
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      Joined: 19.11.2013 Posts: 16
      Bump
      Really? No one gives a shit? Interesting...