PCA Zoom Poker Event Causes a Stir

January 19, 2013

After another successful PokerStars Caribbean Adventure with a record number of participants, an issue remains unresolved for some players who participated in the Zoom Poker promotional event at this year’s PCA.

While PokerStars is admitting to poor planning and is working out a plan to rectify the situation, many are unsatisfied with the results of the Zoom event.

Players were allowed to pay $1K+$25 in entry fees to play Zoom Poker against real players on the site’s play money counterpart. Players began with 20K in chips and they were to see who could accrue the most chips within 12 minutes, and players could enter over and over. The issues began as the event drew to a close, as multiple players were allowed to participate, falsely inflating the chips available. This made opportunities for chip dumping and multiple players getting caught in all-in jams.

There has been a lot of buzz on the online poker forums regarding the complaints, and PokerStars execs are addressing them directly, but no statement has been made as to affected players getting refunded for the operator error.


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