A new instance of cheating has been reported at PokerStars after several players have been refunded cash this past week. Tens of thousands of dollars have been refunded to specific players at PokerStars as they were found to be victims of cheating at the site. According to recent reports, including one at Pokerfuse, players competing on Pot Limit Omaha games with mid to high stakes were involved in this instance of cheating.
PokerStars looked into the situation and found that fraud did take place and they took quick action to pay back players. This course of action made players happy. However, players are not so happy that PokerStars does not reveal who the cheater or cheaters is. PokerStars is known for not revealing players’ names in these types of situations and most players do not agree with this position.
A representative for PokerStars spoke with Pokerfuse about the situation. Pokerfuse asked the rep why cheater identities are not revealed and the rep stated: “We have obtained legal advice on this very issue and our lawyers advised that we cannot disclose User IDs in the context of fraud on PokerStars. If a law enforcement agency wishes to investigate such situations further, then naturally PokerStars will cooperate in accordance with the regulatory regime that we operate under.”
PokerStars sites this reasoning as to why to do not release the details of games in question or the game stakes. However, players talk on forums and they are currently discussing details to try and determine who the cheater or cheaters is. The refund process is also not explained and players must hope and believe that the refunds are fair and just. To read more on this situation and get insight from PokerStars players involved visit the TwoPlusTwo link here.