Nominations have opened on the 2+2 Forums for the next PokerStars players meeting to take place in October.
The meetings have been running since a strike by French players over VIP benefit reductions in January 2012.
PokerStars now regularly pays for both flights and accommodation to have designated players discuss issues with the senior management at its headquarters on the Isle of Man.
This meeting can expect players to be presented with PokerStars’ proposals for “substantial changes” to the popular VIP program which will be implemented in 2015.
The announcement of the review was made after the last players meeting which took place in May. PokerStars’ Steve Day confirmed that “this year we are undertaking a more substantial review.”
The revised VIP program appears to have been in the cards since before the announcement that Amaya was to buy PokerStars.
Whether Amaya CEO David Baazov will drop in on the meetings is not yet known—but a fascinating prospect. At 32, he’s probably around the same age as the players who will be attending.
Typically PokerStars will take two reps from 2+2, together with another three from other forums.