A PokerStars blog post has received mixed response from players detailing a cut in multi-table tournament (MTT) rewards of 55 percent effective February 15, 2019.
The rewards point earning rate for scheduled tournaments has changed from 100 reward points for every $/£ 1 in tournament fees paid to 45 points.
All other formats are unaffected, the blog post reads.
“This is a reduction in the overall amount of rewards some players will receive, but made in an area that we believe will have the least impact on their experience and enable us to place even more focus where we know it matters most,” Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations for PokerStars said.
Later in the year, the company intends rolling out several improvements to the Stars Rewards programme which it says are based on customer feedback. The following areas will be changed:
The value of Stars Rewards Chests will be more than tripled, while the frequency of earning them reduced by a similar factor.
The boost feature will be removed and the majority of the value customers earned from the boost “transferred” to the value of the Chests.
The implementation of new, simpler rules on how customers move up and down the six Chests levels. Moving up a Chest level will be achieved by earning 10 Chests over a rolling 28-day period and every progress bar will have a 28-day expiry to complete, after which the Chest level will move down.
The implementation of a new ‘Exchange’ feature which will give players the option to trade in their partial progress for an immediate reward.