the rat-holing comes from the NL game only
old days, people play limited, think that is no problem for rat-holing.
cos even you left with 100BB,you could not ...put them all in in one hand.
but NL holdem it brings problem...anyway, no choice for regulation.
PS: I really don't think that this works for online cash games.
is 100% Not the only poker room to play with real money
regs has more choice. in some case, I do think some poker room which wants players, will not follow the step of stars, and even the stars which has a hug traffic , could do this, simply because stars have traffic, if they have only 3K totally player...I do not believe that stars will put regulations like this like that.
BTW: If rat holing is a strategy, I don't mind player use against me, cos, yeah, the rat-holing player may hit and run, but he may potentially lost the chance to triple up or win even bigger pot; and if he is going to lose, he is still going to lose.