Originally Posted by xPeru
If 2011 play is exactly repeated in 2012, PokerStars will make less money.
This simply doesn't cut it.
The 2011 data is based on the rake/rewards model from 2011.
Did pokerstars completely ignore the effect the changes have on play?
Imagine this scenario:
Pokerstars switches to a rakeback system where X% of the previous days rake is evenly divided amongst every real money player at midnight. They also make rake changes to help those hurt by the changes.
They tell you they aren't making more money and show you if you run last years hands they aren't making more.
It would be obvious that because they are spreading the money out more play will occur and they will make more.