PokerStars destina 518.402$ a fines benéficos

Los fondos corresponden al premio ganado por el usuario “zeurrr” en el Sunday Million del 6 de marzo.

El 6 de marzo de este año se disputó un torneo especial para conmemorar el quinto aniversario del Sunday Million de PokerStars. En este torneo se registraron un total de 59.128 jugadores que lucharon por un bote de premios de 11.825.600$. Los nueve finalistas decidieron pactar el reparto de premios de la siguiente forma:

1.- Luke “Bdbeatslayer” Vrabel ($671,093.81 & Lamborghini Gallardo)
2.- sheppyshape ($465,647.02)
3.- wrzr123 ($844,209.87)
4.- guccyka ($411,090.13)
5.- Syndrome1977 ($799,842.09)
6.- zeurrr ($518,402.33)
7.- nhar818 ($441,541.06)
8.- Jan10004 ($311,023.33)
9.- Battmeister ($263,888.06)

Pocos días después se desveló que el usuario zeurrr era en realidad un holandés menor de edad, por lo que violaba las normas de juego de la sala. Pronto circuló el rumor que el dinero había sido confiscado por PokerStars, aunque un portavoz no tardó en desmentir este rumor.

Pues bien, acabamos de conocer el desenlace de esta historia. La sala de poker online ha decidido donar el importe del premio ganado por zeurrr a asociaciones benéficas especializadas en la prevención del juego en menores.

Este es el email que envió un empleado de PokerStars:

Hello,

Thank you for your email about the recent Sunday Million 5th Anniversary Tournament.

PokerStars is able to advise that the registered account owner of ‘zeurrr’ did not operate the account during that tournament. Further, the account was operated by an individual who was seventeen years of age, in breach of PokerStars’ strict rules against underage gaming.

As you might imagine, underage gaming is a very serious issue for PokerStars. It is a violation of PokerStars’ license agreements and it is crucial that we behave responsibly in dealing with these matters.

PokerStars’ Responsible Gaming webpage states the following:

“Any underage player who has provided dishonest or inaccurate information regarding their true age may have all winnings forfeited and could face criminal prosecution.”

You can view this on our website here:

http://www.pokerstars.com/about/responsible-gaming/

In accordance with this policy, we have decided to close the PokerStars account of the offender, and further, to seize all monies held in the account.

The funds from the account will be donated to charitable organisations which specialize in preventing underage gaming. We have made this decision because the player did not receive any advantage over other players, and we have acted in accordance with our usual policy on these issues.

I trust that this email clarifies our position on the matter, but if you have further queries, please feel free to write back any time.

Regards,

Michael J
PokerStars Game Security

Así pues se pone punto final a una de las historias más sonadas del torneo más importante de los domingos en PokerStars.

 

Fuente: http://www.poker-red.com/noticias/pokerstars-destina-518402-a-fines-beneficos-10217