Originally Posted by amygrantfan
hmm, i would think that if they set the rake pricing correctly, they could increase profits. for instance, maybe the rake is a very small % higher for these types of games, and that small % goes to the host. that way PS still makes the same amount of $. but then they also get free advertising, cuz people will encourage others to play at PS in that specific tourney. and maybe only a penny/person goes to the host, or something like that, but a small amount. i dunno. just a thought.
would still be horrible business for them, think about it why do that when they can just have their own tourneys. They are doing us a favor by letting us use their facility to hold tourneys not the other way around.
ok lets make a example, say you want to run a tourney but your house is too small, so you contact the local bar that has a room in the back they dont use, do you think they are going to pay you to play in their facility? of course not if anything you will have to pay them. That is what stars is doing we are paying them tourney fee for letting us use their facility. Now if stars was some small site I could see how paying a big forum would be profitable for them because the forum would generate a ton of traffic but a individial would not. BUT stars is the most well known site, they no longer have a traffic problem so them paying us to host our tourney is pretty silly. We are lucky they do not charge us extra to set up tourneys and just charge the normal tourney fees that are associated with any stars tourney.