I'm trying to figure out why they're having such a juicy promotion for UK players. Is there some kind of weird tax there that keeps players from playing at PokerStars? I vaguely remember reading something like this a while back.
Stars isn't doing as well over there perhaps compared with rest of Europe? Just a theory as to why they would do this for British players but maybe all the other sites that are available there are making it tougher for them to win over players. And then also maybe some survey they did garnered responses of lack of VIP/rakeback value there compared to other sites for their level of play. Keep in mind that I just made all of that up and have no idea why they would do this for the Brits only. Just brainstorming ideas.
In the SN Elite thread Scottyy asked what our thoughts were on making cash-credits at the highest level $4k/250FPP available to everyone and I said I didn't think there was any problem at all with high level players feeling like their status was de-valued by offering it to lower stakes players.
But this thing doesn't strike me in the same way. I'm kind of annoyed that the Brits get this significantly better value that apparently I'm not entitled to get. It's early yet and maybe a series of other stuff will be available for various countries. But as it stands now it seems like something this good for the Brits is just going to lead to resentment from everyone else and I don't know if that's the best approach from Stars.
I have to agree with MicroBob. I'm a little annoyed that somebody gets to participate in a promotion based solely on where they happen to live, while others are apparently left out.
I don't know Stars' reason for doing this, and MicroBob's reasoning might make some sense, but I expect that they're going to have a whole lot more bitter customers than they are happy ones as a result of this promotion.