The PLO drop, that is.
This week PokerStars announced a rake reduction – scheduled to kick in July 1st – for a handful of PL / NL Omaha limits.
The change impacts four limits. Before is a chart from PokerStars comparing the previous and new rake schedule:
While four limits might not seem like much, those stakes account for more than half of the Omaha played at PokerStars in terms of number of hands & active tables.
According to PokerStars, these new levels represent “lower rake than any major competitor.”
You can read the complete explanation for the change here. Short version:
Player feedback was apparently instrumental to this change, especially the direct meetings PokerStars regularly holds with player representatives.
So does that suggest players at other games (or at different PL / NL Omaha limits) should lobby PokerStars for lower rake in their corner of the lobby?
You might try – there isn’t a lot to lose by doing so – but it sounds as if PokerStars is determined to make this the exception, not the rule, with their rep on TwoPlusTwo stating that “this is not an indication that we will be changing rake for other stakes of PLO.”
Other games were not mentioned.