The Zeitgeist

PokerStars Revamps Loyalty Program

Yesterday, PokerStars announced that it is making substantial changes to its VIP program. Though it may take time to fully understand the impact of some changes, it is clear that in 2016 high-volume players will earn significantly less rewards than they currently receive.

As would be expected, the poker forums are abuzz with players expressing their dissatisfaction. Social media has been an outlet for voicing opinions as well.

Other changes were also announced as part of the “Enhanced PokerStars Experience” initiative including new innovative games and further restrictions on third party software, but the majority of the attention thus far has been on the cuts to rakeback and rewards for the highest volume players and the highest stake games.