Originally Posted by BluffMeAllIn
I'd figure cc is constantly bringing in new members.
Read that article and it sounded like some affiliates were not doing much advertising or promoting to bring in new stars accounts/customers but were probably making great money of older accounts via part of their rake and so not really any ongoing benefit to stars in acquiring new customers or promoting them...........so why continue to throw money at an affiliate who has stopped holding up their end of the bargain...my thoughts on it anyhow.
cc is constantly promoting especially with all the stuff through homegames and events and social media freerolls etc.
The only problem with justifying this action in this way is the simple fact that we are at a saturation point, where virtually every player already has a Pokerstars
account, and very few affiliates are able to send new players to the site.
It's a real issue. While I'm not a fan of the way this was handled by Pokerstars, it does seem that the affiliate model is in a bit of trouble. It could start a trend that would have adverse affects on the poker community in broad ways. It's not a good sign.