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 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.
Although the amount of poker in Bogota was disappointing (especially considering the city's population), this was still one of my favorite poker trips. The reasonable prices, excellent dining, friendly people, and abundance of stunningly beautiful women made for a wonderful vacation. Sadly, the locals seem to prefer playing tournaments (and I was looking primarily to play cash games). However, the cash games I managed to find were loose, with plenty of action, but fairly small stakes.
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In this detailed article, we explain exactly how the new PokerStars Stars Rewards program works, and how much rakeback you can expect to receive. We compare Stars Rewards to the old Supernova VIP program, and explain why PokerStars have made such a radical shift in their approach to loyalty rewards. Finally, we demonstrate that although Stars Rewards will be bad for many players, it might be exactly what online poker needs!
Despite winning the WSOP Main Event in 1980 and then again in 1981, by 1997 Stu Ungar was deeply in debt and had to be staked $10,000 to play the WSOP Main Event that year, which he won, splitting the $1,000,000 prize. By 1998, he was broke again and in October borrowed $25,000. A month later he was found dead in a hotel room with just $800.