Why does PokerStars only have satellite freerolls now?

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Because pokerstars decided to discontinue all cash freerolls.

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free games still exist and go to pokerstars I play them they're not missing you can play them and today just watch the new version it moved from EU to COM download COM pokerstars and you'll see all the tournaments that were there before simply no tournaments from various forums with prizes they will be in tickets
 
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Because Pokerstars decided to discontinue all cash freerolls.

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Thanks a lot!! Now i get it
 
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free games still exist and go to pokerstars I play them they're not missing you can play them and today just watch the new version it moved from EU to COM download COM pokerstars and you'll see all the tournaments that were there before simply no tournaments from various forums with prizes they will be in tickets
playing freerolls with thousand of players for a few seats are not worthed in my opinion
 
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GG poker also has no CC freerolls any more . Is that a coincidence??
 
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Just looked in on PokerStars to see if the were running any Easter freerolls. I knew they'd stopped the Cardschat ones but I didn't know they'd stopped all of them completely. I'll have to wait until I can take some more money off party poker before I go back there. Well ahead this year and plan to stay that way.
 
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I knew they'd stopped the Cardschat ones but I didn't know they'd stopped all of them completely.
They have not stopped freerolls, but they have changed them to all reward tickets instead of cash, and they have stopped cooperation with affiliates like CC.
 
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GG poker also has no CC freerolls any more . Is that a coincidence??
I dont believe, they coordinate their decisions. But likely GG Poker has carried out a business analysis, which led to the same result as that of PokerStars. To many people showed up only for the freerolls and did not generate enough rake in other games to make the freerolls profitable for either site.
 
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Why there is no freerolls anymore in pokerstar?
Hi :)
Because PokerStars lost its position in the market, lost its leadership and the profits that were there before. The reason for the cancellation of freerolls is, first of all, the reduction of funding for promotions, and this, in turn, is a consequence of ill-conceived management. In the near future, job cuts will begin, company employees will be laid off, and then it is quite possible that this project will simply be sold to other interested parties.
Good luck :)
 
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Hi, CardsChat Team!

Since the begining of this year, I have noted that PokerStars does not have several types of freerolls that were there for several years.
I don´t see CasinoOrg freerolls, RaketheRake freerolls and also CardsChat freerolls are not there anymore.
As I passed some time without playing in PokerStars, I don´t know what happened.
Do you have any feedback / information about this decision?
I really like to play some freerolls in order to study more about players behaviors in each situation.

Thanks in advance!
 
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They made a business decision to make all freerolls reward tickets instead of cash and also end all affiliate games. Presumably they felt, it was not profitable for them to host the old freerolls.
 
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Money for nothing is harder to find in todays world unfortunately
 
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They made a business decision to make all freerolls reward tickets instead of cash and also end all affiliate games. Presumably they felt, it was not profitable for them to host the old freerolls.
Thanks, fundiver199!
I also noted that the number of players in PokerStars also decreased a lot. Perhaps due to this decision...☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️
 
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I also noted that the number of players in PokerStars also decreased a lot. Perhaps due to this decision...☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️
Maybe its more like the other way around? Because less people play and pay rake, they are trying to find ways to protect their profit and turn the trend around by doing something new and different. Like for instance giving away 50c "PowerPath" tickets instead of hosting freerolls. Not saying their decisions are good or bad, but the decline in players has been going on since 2010, so it has little to do with this recent change.
 
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They discontinued their freerolls a few weeks ago. Looks like they reconsidered their business model.
 
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They want to not awards any $ in prizes anymore , just tickets to keep the money into their ecosystem
 
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Unfortunately they don't have more private freerolls, but all the other rooms still have them, so, freeroll players still have a couple of options left.
 
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I think they are facing fierce competition from other sites mainly GG poker it seems, they have been in a downward spiral since Black Friday so they are tightening their belts perhaps... every poker site knows you gotta spend money to make money so we'll see how that works out for them....
 
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The general crisis has come, there is no money and will not be.
 
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No free cash , not anymore . Only these stupid freebuy sats. I think it's impossible me to win a seat from such a sat . It's a waste of time . Worthless efforts . These sats are full of crazy bots that win every hand . Impossible to defeat them .
 
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