Ever since the recent selling of online behemoth PokerStars to the Amaya Gaming Group, there’s been more than a few changes at the premiere online poker site that have gotten some players in the community talking.
Not all of that talk has been nice.
Perhaps understandably, there have been more than a few vocal players being extremely unhappy about the announcement of an increase in rake on the site.
Now, the face of PokerStars, future Poker Hall of Famer and a guy viewed as an advocate of the players, Daniel Negreanu took to his blog over at Full Contact Poker to let you know where he stands on many of the recent changes and offerings that have come to pass at PokerStars in in recent months and weeks.
It seems as though, for him, these charges are all a part of a bigger plan to grow the game.
It’s imperative that we attract new players and I do believe the company’s strategy will do that. If that strategy works, that could mean more profit for online grinders in the long run. Of course, that remains to be seen over the next couple years, but I’m confident in the company’s vision and I am fully aligned with the direction they are going.
Daniel address the rake increase, the new Spin & Go tournaments and PokerStars continued pursuit of marketplace regulation. He also, smartly, directs you to read a little piece pokerfuse editor Nick Jones published over on our big bro’s site should you want to see our analysis of the situation.
For the whole enchilada, read: My Two Cents On The Pokerstars Changes