One controversial change after another, PokerStars is the gift that keeps giving.
Just after rolling out the new Cash-out feature, the online poker giant announced that multi-tabling will be capped at four tables for all players.
The new rule applies to all PokerStars sites and players will no longer be able to sit at more than four tables.
PokerStars multi-tabling rule piloted in Italy
For a year now, we knew it was coming. It was only a matter of when it would be enforced.
The change was first piloted in Italy where a six-tables limit was enforced. The fact that we have seen a multi-tabling change is enough testament that the experiment in Italy was a success.
On why they chose a 6-table limit in Italy, PokerStars director of poker innovations and Operators, Severin Rasset, said:
“When we trialed this change in Italy last year, we chose a six-table cap as a hypothetical optimum number. We wanted to test the impact this had on our players, those who typically played more than six tables and the majority who played only one. After careful review of the results over time, we now believe that a four-table cap is, in fact, the optimum number to achieve our goals.”
According to the press release, the change will create a better environment for all players and will improve the overall gaming experience.
“Without careful management, we risk ending up with an environment where the majority of players find themselves at tables disproportionately populated by multi-tabling players[…]This can lead to a difficult playing experience. Action at the tables can be regularly interrupted, and many players can feel outmatched and that their chances of winning are diminished.”
The table limit does not apply to all the variants available at PokerStars. The four-table limit only applies to standard cash games. Therefore, zoom games are exempted from the four-table cap. Also, tournaments are no subject to the new change.
The change elicited mixed reactions. However, we will have to wait to gauge the overall sentiment.
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