PokerStars Pro Alex Miller Resigns Due To VIP Bonus Disputes

PokerStars Pro Alex Miller Resigns Due To VIP Bonus Disputes December 18, 2015 December 18, 2015 Tim Glocks
Posted on  Dec 18, 2015 | Updated on  Dec 18, 2015 by Tim Glocks

Alex MillarThe three day online poker strike held in December to protest against PokerStars proposed changes to its VIP bonus points, might not have had a huge impact on online poker traffic or revenue generation but it has caused a serious headache for the company.

The biggest online poker website in the world has been rolling out the changes with the objective of making its online poker player experience even better but the changes to its VIP bonus system has not gone down well with the players and online poker player Dani Stern rallied together a team of over 2,000 online poker players from PokerStars to show solidarity and strike against these new policies.

The players stated that they would have one voice and not allow PokerStars to manipulate them and have received support from Alex “Kanu7″ Millar, Team PokerStars Online Pro. Millar decided to resign from Team PokerStars as he wasn’t able to use his position in the company to convince PokerStars management to change its VIP bonus policies.

Millar sent out a few tweets which said

The reference to RealKidPoker is the Twitter handle for Daniel Negreanu who has gone on record to state that PokerStars should have done a better job in communicating these changes to its players.

Millar has walked away from a lucrative financial deal with PokerStars because the company wasn’t willing to change based on the views of the online poker community. He is the second U.K poker player to dump the PokerStars brand because it went against what they believed in.

The first U.K poker player was Vicky Coren-Mitchell who decided to drop out of Team PokerStars after the company announced that it would launch online casino games. Mitchell stated that she was hired to promote online poker which she considered a ‘game of skill’ but online casino games was something she did not feel comfortable promoting.

Based on a tweet sent out by Dani Stern, it appears that Daniel Negreanu has helped to setup a meeting between Stern and David Baazov, the CEO of Amaya Inc, which is the parent company of PokerStars where the two sides will discuss and debate to see if they can find common ground on which they can agree upon.

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