PokerStars’ 2012 VIP Program Changes
PokerStars’ announcement to increase the rake starting in 2012 has really caused a stir among the poker community. Thousands of regular PokerStars grinders stand to lose up to 30% of their earnings with this coming change.
Not the first time
In July, 2010, the French PokerStars site announced a rake increase to 7.5%. This outraged the local French residents and they were able to band together and protest the change. The French PokerStars site noticed such a drop in customers that the owner personally contacted the leader of the strike and agreed to make a deal. This decreased the rake down to 6.6% and the players returned.
Mass Sit-Out Planned Again
So what will happen this time? Players have already begun to plan a mass sit-out on January 1st, 2012 in order to fight back against PokerStars again. This time however, it is the worldwide site and since this announcement was late, there is concern that not enough regular grinders will agree in time to sit out. In order to make a stand, players have gotten together and agreed for the Mass-Sit out to occur right as the changes start.
**Attn : Everyone SIT-OUT PokerStars January 1st, 2012**
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