PokerStars did it again

The biggest online poker room continues its “healthy poker ecosystem” policy.

From August 20, 2019 PokerStars players have been limited to playing 4 regular cash game tables simultaneously. Table caps for all other games, including Zoom, remain unchanged.

Everyone who tried to play at more than 4 cash game tables received the following warning message: «You have reached the ring game table cap. You may add Zoom tables».

PokerStars did it again

If Randy Lew, aka nanonoko, would see this message back in his golden years, he would probably be shocked. His records are still alive in poker players’ memories: rumours said that he could play 52 cash game tables, feed his cat and arrange a date via Tinder, all at the same time.


Multi-tabling icon Randy Lew, aka nanonoko

Those days are gone now and multi-tabling is not welcome at PokerStars anymore. Maximum amount of cash game tables that can be played simultaneously has been reduced to just four.

“We’re poker players ourselves. We understand…”

On the same day Severin Rasset, director of poker innovations and operations, posted his view regarding the change on PokerStars official blog.

“We’re poker players ourselves. We understand that this change will have a very real impact on many players, particularly those of you who rely on multi-tabling as professionals. We haven’t taken this decision lightly, and we are confident this is the right thing to do for the future of the game”.

 Severin Rasset

Rasset made it clear that recreational players are the top priority for PokerStars today. All changes are specially tailored to ensure comfortable playing conditions for this segment of their player base. According to PokerStars customer support, one of the most often complaints they receive is the following: “the gameplay is too slow because of some opponents who are wasting time”.

As a conclusion, Rasset added: “I hope that by focusing more on each table and winning more at those tables, you’ll find a way to adapt and continue as part of our community”.

From multi-tabling to multi-rooming

Community of regular poker players is trying to fight for their rights in different ways. Some of them move from cash games to another options or self-exclude themselves from Zoom games, others simply cash out their bankrolls from PokerStars.

Like it was before with previous unpopular changes, The Stars Group is not impressed with such boycotts from players. And they are not going to discuss or change their policy.

So what can be done? Adding Zoom tables to the 4 allowed regular tables will definitely reduce winrate. It’s clear that this latest restriction will lead to significant EV drop for regular players. Miserable 4 tables at a time are obviously not enough to maintain acceptable level of profit, so probably this time many cash players will stop chasing shadows of PokerStars golden days.

It seems like adding other poker rooms would be the best solution for cash game players. Multi-rooming becomes a new chapter in modern online poker.

Skrill and NETELLER are accepted at most poker rooms and networks: 888 poker, partypoker, Winning Poker, iPoker, GG etc. Thanks to instant deposits and fast withdrawals you will be able to split your bankroll between different poker rooms and play any number of cash game tables simultaneously.

It’s a perfect solution for professional players familiar with table select and looking for soft playing field. Moving money from one room to another would be as simple as pouring the water between two glasses.

Add to this many years of experience these payment systems have on gambling market and full security and confidentiality ensured by FCA (financial regulatory body in the UK).

If you don’t have an account at Skrill or NETELLER, sign up via our loyalty program. We offer the following benefits:

  • 24/7 dedicated customer support;
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  • exclusive monthly cash back and many others.

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