I'll cut straight to the point. I live in France and am therefore limited to the .fr poker networks. All the partner skins of the big international sites, i.e. PokerStars.fr and PartyPoker.fr, have exorbitant rake, much higher than on their international skins. I am a Heads Up SNG grinder, and PartyPoker's rake is as high as 9% on their turbo-speed games, with none of the rakeback options that are offered on their international skin! These skins are therefore not even options for regular players.
The only option for the French-Spanish playerpool is Winamax.fr, and it is a very decent option. However, even Winamax is showing tendencies of trending towards higher rake and less rakeback/rewards. At the end of last year, they suddenly did away with their weekly leaderboards, which were outstanding for regulars, and in December 2019, they raised the rake on their SNG games by nearly .5%, including HUSNG.
I have therefore launched a petition to have the rake on all reg speed and turbo HUSNG lowered to 6% and 5.4%, respectively. I understand that 99% of you don't play on Winamax, but I would love to blow this petition up with signatures before presenting it to the Winamax enterprise. If you are empathetic towards the cause, please sign and share: it could make a huge difference for semi-professionals and professionals in France and Spain, myself included. Furthermore, if this works out, it could prove to be an effective way of having the pokersties listen more attentively to its players' demands, and, ultimately, could lead to big change on some of the larger, indifferent sites.
The petition is in French first, then translated into English below. Here is the link: https://www.change.org/LessRakeHUSNG
I plan to deliver the petition when it has at least 500 signatures.
Thank you so much in advance!