On Jan. 19, a delegation of high-volume players including Dani “Ansky” Stern, Daniel Dvoress, former Team PokerStars Pro member Isaac Haxton, and current Team PokerStars Pro member Daniel Negreanu walked into Amaya headquarters in Montreal, Canada, to discuss the disputes relating to the PokerStars VIP program that began on Jan. 1, 2016.
Less than a week later, Amaya Vice President Corporate Communications Eric Hollreiser took to the PokerStars Blog to inform about the outcome of the meeting and to stress how the company is still fully behind the set of new policies that led to, amongst other measures, the launch of a new rewards program and the termination of the Supernova Elite status.
“We took the opportunity to discuss the poker economy and many associated issues,” he explained. “We listened to what the players had to say, and we shared a lot of information, including internal data and marketing plans. We talked about challenges and opportunities for the game of poker, in addition to the recent changes to the PokerStars VIP rewards program.”