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Old 09-29-2010, 07:15 PM   #1
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PokerStars VIP Program Changes: Oct 1st, 2010

PokerStars would like to announce two changes to VIP Club Rewards effective October 1st. These changes are made after listening to input from players here on 2+2 and elsewhere.

Effective October 1st, VIP Reward Bonuses purchased from the VIP Store will instantly reward players with cash. In the past, players had to earn VPPs equal to 7 times the dollar amount of the bonus prior to the reward being credited to their account. This requirement will be removed.

Also, starting October 1st, NL and PL ring games at limits up to and including $0.05/$0.10 will earn VPPs at rates faster than other stakes. The new rates will last at least through December 31st, 2010.

$0.01/$0.02: 12X
$0.02/$0.05: 10X
$0.05/$0.10: 8X

These rates will be reflected at new tables created as of October 1st. Older tables awarding the previous VPP rates may still exist until the next server restart. Note that the 10X multiplier from the MicroMania promotion in July was continued unannounced and is still in effect, so the 'older' tables are awarding 10X VPPs.

NL/PL ring games at other stakes will continue to award VPPs as normal. All Fixed Limit games, including stakes that have been awarding 10X since July, will also award VPPs at normal rates. Some older Fixed Limit tables up to and including $0.10/$0.20 may continue to award VPPs at 10X until the next server restart. The normal VPP rates for ring games are:

8+ seats: 6X
7- seats: 5.5X

Thank you for your continued involvement in helping PokerStars to better serve their customers.
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:22 PM   #2
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Re: PokerStars VIP Program Changes: Oct 1st, 2010

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Effective October 1st, VIP Reward Bonuses purchased from the VIP Store will instantly reward players with cash. In the past, players had to earn VPPs equal to 7 times the dollar amount of the bonus prior to the reward being credited to their account. This requirement will be removed.
awesome, just nearing my first 4k bonii
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:26 PM   #3
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awesome, just nearing my first 4k bonii
Same with me, prettty lucky.
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:28 PM   #4
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Re: PokerStars VIP Program Changes: Oct 1st, 2010

Just bought my biggest bonus ever 2 days ago...

But whatever, I applaud the idea stars. Thanks for the improvement.
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:34 PM   #5
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Just bought my biggest bonus ever 2 days ago...

But whatever, I applaud the idea stars. Thanks for the improvement.
Just email them and ask them to clear it for you, I'm sure they will.
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:34 PM   #6
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Re: PokerStars VIP Program Changes: Oct 1st, 2010

Did you guys get word that FTP blackcard would allow players to purchase bonuses and not have to clear them?
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:38 PM   #7
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Did you guys get word that FTP blackcard would allow players to purchase bonuses and not have to clear them?
Maybe this. Or Stars didn't like all of the attention that the FTP Blackcard thread was getting
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:53 PM   #8
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Re: PokerStars VIP Program Changes: Oct 1st, 2010

Damn it!!! Now I'm reading 2+2 even in my dreams. I am dreaming, right?

Am I right in assuming that this doesn't really effect the calculations on how much the bonuses are worth if you plan on continue to play there and earn VPP's regardless? But it's still pretty sweet that the money just appears in your account balance now.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:09 PM   #9
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Re: PokerStars VIP Program Changes: Oct 1st, 2010

steve

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no 7x for NL25 ? PLZZZZZZ

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Old 09-29-2010, 08:13 PM   #10
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Hopefully the competition between Stars and FTP will make the players the winners. One step in the right direction this. Baby Step.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:17 PM   #11
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No more bonus earning is $%*ing awesome. NH Stars.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:49 PM   #12
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Thanks for confusing me whether I want to bring my cash games back to Tilt.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:53 PM   #13
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Re: PokerStars VIP Program Changes: Oct 1st, 2010

It's good but getting rid of the 20-50BB would be A LOT better IMO
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:53 PM   #14
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awesome, just nearing my first 4k bonii
me too! It'd take me at least a month or two to clear it, glad I don't have to now

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Old 09-29-2010, 08:55 PM   #15
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Re: PokerStars VIP Program Changes: Oct 1st, 2010

There will be more changes for 2011 though correct? Preferable an increase to 6 vpp per $1 not just full ring
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:13 PM   #16
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Re: PokerStars VIP Program Changes: Oct 1st, 2010

eh, I cant believe it but 8x for NL10 means about 0.64 VPP per hand??? how is this possible?
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:16 PM   #17
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eh, I cant believe it but 8x for NL10 means about 0.64 VPP per hand??? how is this possible?
It's possible only if you do the calculation incorrectly.
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:18 PM   #18
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It's possible only if you do the calculation incorrectly.
then teach me pls. I dont quite get it. 8x VPP multiplier sounds like 8x faster VPP than before.


#edit: lolol nvm.
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:21 PM   #19
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Re: PokerStars VIP Program Changes: Oct 1st, 2010

The 8x is divided among the players sitting at the tables. So it's not 8 times more than before. Plus before, it was 10x, now it's 8x. So it's less than before.
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:32 PM   #20
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Re: PokerStars VIP Program Changes: Oct 1st, 2010

so instead of .04vpp/hand what will $10nl avg be now?
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:39 PM   #21
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Thanks Steve. It is always good to hear that my site is making positive improvements for their loyal players.
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:43 PM   #22
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steve

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no 7x for NL25 ? PLZZZZZZ
one time?
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:45 PM   #23
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Re: PokerStars VIP Program Changes: Oct 1st, 2010

Please find a way to extend it to the limit games as well. Microlimit games getting raked more than micro-NL is going to hurt all the limit games significantly, since they're already at a disadvantage in getting new players.
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:18 PM   #24
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Instant VIP Rewards Bonuses are awesome.
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:32 PM   #25
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Re: PokerStars VIP Program Changes: Oct 1st, 2010

Sorry if this has already been cleared up but i'm kind of confused on the bonus's. Say I have 7k more vpps to go before i clear my 4k bonus does this mean on Oct 1st it will clear or no?
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