Online poker provider Unibet in the Kindred Group has revealed that it has withdrawn two high-stakes games that were introduced in March 2017, citing a need to protect the site ecology.
The two games are No Limit 800 and Pot Limit 800, and Unibet head of poker Dave Pomroy has explained that the removal of the games is a precautionary measure.
“Our main priority has always been to safeguard the ecology of our site as everything we do is ultimately built on that foundation,” Pomroy told the publication Poker News.
“The addition of NL800 and PL800 had contributed to short-handed games and slightly faster loss rates of recreational players at our higher stakes. Although the situation was by no means critical, we decided it was best to act on that trend sooner rather than later.”
Unibet is not disregarding high stakes players, Pomroy emphasised, assuring them that a new promo will soon be launched.
“We’ll be launching a new promotion next month which will be aimed at our recreational higher stakes players and will consider restoring NL800 and PL800 in the future once we feel a sufficient support structure is in place. This decision doesn’t change our long-term ambitions to continue growing the site but right now our focus is on ensuring that we continue to offer a non-predatory environment and the most enjoyable cash games online.”