This is a discussion on PokerStars is testing again! within the online poker forums, in the Poker News and Events section; For those of us who enjoy games of chance, we are used to seeing side bets at blackjack tables, but PokerStars is now testing them
It is pretty clear Poker Stars business model is changing, rather has already changed. They are doing everything they can to draw in the degenerate gambler in all of us (be careful). Playing poker just doesn't bring them enough cash, they have constantly raised the rake, every time they introduce some new stupid idea, the rake goes up. They want to be the Sportsbook and Casino game company. I don't like it, strictly as a poker player BUT from a business standpoint it will increase revenue, and that is all they are concerned with at the moment.
It's sad to see how PokerStars (and most of the rooms) has been moving away from a poker approach as a strategy and places more emphasis on the profitability of casino games and sports betting. Why do you make these decisions? He simply wants to generate more profits, if poker rooms continue to take this path, in the long term, poker's dream will be threatened.
I go to poker to play poker. Although I play pokerstars, I am dissatisfied with the fact that there is a lot of excess, including casinos. It seems to me that sooner or later my patience will break in and I will never go there again
I don't think it's a good idea, good poker players usually don't play casino games, in casino games you play against machines in poker against people the machines don't make mistakes, people do make mistakes.
“Poker is war. People pretend it is a game.” ~ Doyle Brunson
I wouldn't satanize PokerStars over their Side Bet implementation. They are, after all, a business trying to maximize their earnings. That said, you don't have to participate in side betting if you don't want to. The option is there for people who love to gamble.
I don't think this is a good idea.
· It is unlikely that anyone understood the rules I personally did not understand anything.
· This is a big distraction from playing poker, which means you can make a mistake.
So I removed this game .