VIP Program Changes at PokerStars

by Poker Team

PokerStars has changed their VIP program and the details below should be noted for you regular PokerStars players. From January 1, 2010, these changes will be introduced to the PokerStars VIP
. These are as follows:

• Changes in VPP Earning: New, simplified method for awarding VPPs to
players. This means many players will earn VPPs and FPPs faster, especially
in tournaments and Sit & Gos.

• $1,000,000 Quarterly VIP Freerolls: These will replace the old $75,000
weekly freerolls. Supernovas can enter for free. GoldStars and PlatinumStars
can win seats via FPP satellites.

• SilverStar status at 750 VPPs: This level will be reduced from 1,200 VPPs
to 750 VPPs for 2010.

• Easier to retain Supernova status: The monthly requirement will go down
from 10,000 VPPs to 7,500 VPPs.

• Supernova Milestone bonuses restructure: This will be changed to reward
players for reaching the earlier milestones. Players who reach Supernova in
2010 will get a $200 increase in the 100,000 VPP milestone.

• PokerStars Pro Sit&Gos: Will be available to SilverStar VIPs and above to
play against Team Pros. Seats will be reserved for players from the same
country as the participating Pro.

PokerStars Stellar Rewards

Along with the changes to our VIP Program, from January 1, 2010 PokerStars
will be introducing Stellar Rewards. The rewards are a series of 19 cash
incentives that are gained by earning VPPs over the calendar year.

There are three different cash amounts:

• $10 – available at (750, 1.5k, 2.25k, 3k, 4k & 5k Yearly VPPs)
• $50 – available at (10k, 15k, 20k, 25k, 30k, 35k, 40k & 45k Yearly VPPs)
• $100 – available at (50k, 60k, 70k, 80k & 90k Yearly VPPs)

A player that reaches 90k Yearly VPPs in 2010 will earn the maximum of
$1,000. This equates to an approximate additional 6% rakeback
, on top of our
existing benefits. Players will be able to track how close they are to each
cash credit through the client as the milestones will be integrated into the
PokerStars software. Once a milestone is reached, the cash credits may be
purchased from the VIP Store for 1 FPP each.