This week, a meeting was scheduled to take place today between high-profile poker players and Amaya, the owner of PokerStars, at the company’s headquarters in Montreal, Canada.
Among those that confirmed participation on social media are former Team PokerStars Pro member Isaac Haxton, current Team PokerStars Pro member Daniel Negreanu, Dani “Ansky” Stern, and Daniel Dvoress.The heart of the meetings was to discuss the disputes relating to the PokerStars VIP program that began on Jan. 1, 2016, and to open up better communication channels going forward.
Many higher-volume poker players have been actively complaining about the VIP changes since they were announced in November. Many were upset at the time not only about the changes, but also about the timing and orchestration of the announcement. The poker players aiming for the yearly VIP targets of hitting Supernova and SuperNova Elite (SNE) were dismayed to learn that the benefits would be significantly reduced for 2016.
Stern has been one of the players most actively criticizing PokerStars since the announcement about the VIP reward changes.