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Pokerstars asking for STT feedback on 2P2 - Fri Dec 21, 2012, 05:46 PM
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As I can't see any info on this on the forum, I thought I'd share it.

From Pokerstars Steve.

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/28...stars-1279601/

We are considering ending the Battle of the Planets promotion in early 2013 for PokerStars.com, .eu, .dk., be, and .ee players. We would replace this promotion with the below promotions which would award players with slightly more money overall. Your feedback on this plan is appreciated.

Three main goals of the change are to:
1) Give all Sit & Go players an opportunity to benefit from our Sit & Go promotions
2) Have something 'new' and 'fresh' to motivate new players to play Sit & Go tournaments, instead of the same promotion running constantly
3) Reward recreational players more and in a way that is more interesting to them


Promotion 1
Players will be able to claim a free Sit & Go entry in return for a minimum deposit amount. Multiple award levels ranging from $1.50 ticket for $10 deposit to $30 ticket for $100 deposit.
Frequency: Once
Prize Total: ~$1,000,000


Promotion 2
5 separate bankroll challenges that players can enter as many times as they like within an 11 day period. Players will then have 20 days to complete each challenge.

For each of the five challenges, all players successfully completing the requirements will earn equal shares of a $100,000 prize pool. The bankroll challenges are:
-Turn $3 into $30 at S&G, playing only S&G with entry of $2 or less
-Turn $10 into $100 at S&G, playing only S&G with entry of $5 or less
-Turn $30 into $300 at S&G, playing only S&G with entry of $15 or less
-Turn $100 into $1,000 at S&G, playing only S&G with entry of $50 or less
-Turn $300 into $3,000 at S&G, playing only S&G with entry of $150 or less

Frequency: Once
Prize Total: $500,000


Promotion 3
Sit & Go Tournaments are chosen at random to have prize boosts. Probability of a SNG being selected will be based on rake % and # of entrants, awarding a reasonably flat expected value of 'rewards %' in terms of rake across all SNG. Details of rewards may change, but one configuration could be:
Bronze S&G: prize pool doubled; most common
Silver S&G: prize pool doubled and all players get entry back
Golden S&G: prize pool multiplied by 10 and all players get entry back. Quite rare

Frequency: Twice
Prize Total: ~$1,000,000 ($500k X 2)


Promotion 4
Sit & Go Happy Hours. 50% Extra VPPs and FPPs awarded at all SNG except HU, which will receive 30% extra VPP/FPP only to curb potential abuse by SNE. This might be run concurrently with ring games happy hours or alone as a separate promotion, most likely some combination of both throughout the year.

We could run an extra HUSNG specific happy hour promo to make up for the lower VPP/FPP boost %.

Frequency: Four times
Prize Total ~$1,000,000 ($250k X 4)


Total Rewards
Promo 1: $1,000,000
Promo 2: $ 500,000
Promo 3: $1,000,000
Promo 4: $1,000,000
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Total: $3,500,000 (exceeds current annual BotP prizes)


Notes
We must have some flexibility to alter this plan somewhat, not the least because prize amounts are estimated and impossible to predict exactly beforehand. We would ensure that we would award more total value of prizes through Sit & Go promotions in 2013 than would have been awarded by Battle of the Planets.



Battle of the Planets conclusion
Speaking of the Battle of the Planets, here is the plan for redemption of outstanding tickets. Keep in mind that those who were earning multiple tickets a month and/or stockpiled large numbers could never reasonably expect to redeem all of their tickets. There was never a promise to run this promotion indefinitely, nor was there ever an opportunity or promise of redemption of more than one ticket per month.

First ticket pays $70
Second ticket pays $50
Third ticket pays $35
Fourth ticket pays $25
Fifth ticket pays $20
No compensation for >5 tickets.

Prize total for 5+ tickets: $200

Players would have 2 months to opt-in to redeeming their tickets in the client. Unredeemed tickets would be expired after two months. Significant effort would be undertaken to notify players with tickets of their opportunity to redeem them.

Based on expected redemption rates, players would receive $290,000 in prizes for their outstanding BotP tickets.


Conclusion
Thanks for taking the time to review this plan. I should be crystal clear: It is not guaranteed that BotP will be removed for 2013. Your feedback is important for both making this decision and finalizing the promotions.
 
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