You could let people play games for free. Not everyone has money!
Don't take away free games! My husband and I barely make it paycheck to paycheck. The only time I can even be online is when I go to the library in a nearby town. Rude!
Yahoo is in a dire financial situation, Games are NOT a core product, they are a free product that consumes more money and resources than it produces. As a result, it's being cut from the product line. Popular does not equate to profitable. Anything that isn't profitable is subject to being cut.