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latest poker news Catch up on the latest poker news from all of your favorite online poker sites, including upcoming tournaments and events.

We will also provide poker updates for live events, and will do our best to keep you up to date on the latest rake changes, and significant changes to each site's promotions, and how they will affect you.

Stars Rewards Explained: Calculating PokerStars Chests Rakeback

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In this detailed article, we explain exactly how the PokerStars Stars Rewards program works, how little rakeback you can expect to receive, and who (if anyone) the program is actually good for. We compare Stars Rewards to the old Supernova VIP program, and explain why PokerStars made such a radical shift in their approach to loyalty rewards. Originally, we hoped this new focus on losing players was an attempt to better sustain the poker economy, but additional changes to Stars Rewards made it clear that PokerStars are only interested in maximizing profits at the expense of their customers.

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ACR: an oasis for cash game grinders in a desert of disappointment

high five acrHave you seen what online poker sites are doing to cash game players?  They're doing their best to make sure they have a miserable time at the tables! Think we're joking?  We wish we were, but many online poker sites seem to be doing everything in their power to discourage players like you from grinding your way to big profits. 

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Stars Rewards: PokerStars Reduce Rewards Yet Again

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In this detailed article, we explain exactly how the original PokerStars Stars Rewards program worked, and include a link to an analysis of the changes PokerStars have made since (most of which reduce the garbage rewards even further). In its original design, the Stars Rewards program appeared to be an innovate attempt to better sustain the poker economy (by rewarding the players who feed it: the "net depositors"). Sadly, PokerStars have since shown their true intentions with additional rake increases and rewards reductions.

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PokerStars Rake Increase & Other Changes: Nov 2014

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Since purchasing the Rational Group in August 2014, the Amaya Gaming Group have implemented plenty of unpopular changes at PokerStars. The latest is to increase PokerStars rake for a variety of games. Click the "read more" button to learn about the Nov 2014 rake increases at PokerStars, and whether they will affect you. In addition to discussing the changes implemented by Amaya, we will also highlight the best alternative online poker sites for players adversely affected by these changes.

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