12/30/11 : V.I.P. CHANGES IMMINENT AT MAJOR ONLINE POKER SITE
Switch to a more fish-friendly weighted contribution system will take place on January 1st at Pokerstars
A more fish-friendly VIP reward program will be introduced at the online poker giant Pokerstars on January 1st, the company has announced at:
The 2012 VIP program will be switching to a weighted contribution system for the award of VIP Player Points (VPPs) in which players with lower VIP statuses will get more, and players with higher VIP status less.
Pokerstars says that the change is intended to make the distribution of VIP Club benefits more balanced and less biased toward serious grinders and SuperNova+ VIPs.
Advanced notice of the change, which has been scaled back somewhat from a tough original proposal that included a switch from incremental rake to true percentage rake, has generated some criticism that the new policy penalises loyal players and makes it harder to achieve SuperNova status.
Sit & Goes and Multi-Table Tournaments will not be affected by the change.
It is understood that Pokerstars wll shortly launch a “fast moving ring games product” that observers speculate will be the company's version of the popular Rush Poker concept pioneered by Full Tilt Poker.