And again about the chests - new changes from Pokerstars
The longtime leader of the online gambling industry is making new adjustments to the Stars Rewards loyalty program. In the previous months, we have consistently witnessed an almost complete cancellation of select on Pokerstars, then the focus was shifted to the segment of the loyalty program for tournament players. The last pleasant event for the players was the emergence of a record Spin-n-go with a fabulous figure for the winner of $ 3,000,000. Now the Pokerstars management is taking a new step and again renewing the loyalty program for poker players. They are entitled, judging by the published Pokerstars financial statements for 2018, where the Pokerstars Group company (which, as it is not difficult to guess from the name, owns the Stars) showed a record profit.
What do chests hide?
According to insider information, Pokerstars has changed the repositories of good and great prizes, that is, everyone's favorite chests. In general, the situation will look like this - chests will be given less often, but their contents will become somewhat more valuable. The system with 6 chests will be left, after removing the cheapest red chests, but stylish and elegant black chests will be added. Here one cannot but recall the meme from the already forgotten restart of "Robocop":
Before the presentation of Robocop, the head of a huge corporation of evil insists on repainting the prototype from the classic color to black. Apparently, the management of Pokerstars also watched this film and they are also not alien to self-irony.
The most significant change, conceived by the Pokerstars management, lies in the updated system for moving through the levels of chests. To move to a new level of chestiness, you will need to earn 10 chests within 28 days. If the player for some reason could not do this, then there is an opportunity to choose more modest chests.
It is assumed that the size of the rewards in some of the chests will be increased by 3 times. Others, for example, silver ones, will remain at the same level and the players will hardly notice the difference. But the expected income from the black chest will be on average 70 €, instead of 22.5 € for the platinum (the supreme chest in the current coordinate system and rewards).
In addition, the probability of dropping the highest award from the most expensive chest will now increase and will be 1%. True, the very size of the potential instant rakeback from Pokerstars will be reduced from 1000 € to 700 €.
A spoon of tar
The only thing that is alarming is the insignificant fact that the amount of rake that will need to be filled to the glory of Pokerstars to receive chests remains unknown. However, in order to develop and popularize poker, respect and encourage poker players, popularize the brand and increase its influence in the world of online gambling, for sure, Pokerstars will reduce the amount of rake required to get a higher rakeback for poker players. Then Pokerstars will bring back the previous loyalty program with Supernovae and decent rakeback. And here we leave the world of dreams and humbly await the announcement of the real figures of the required rake. We also remember the general vector of Pokerstars' policy towards regular players and repeat the affirmation “we hope for the best, but expect the worst”.