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In what is normally one of the more profitable weeks of the year, poker operators have suffered enormous frustration as DDOS attacks have badly affected some of the major promotions of the year.

Tournaments have been the main victims, as WPN, partypoker, EPN, Merge Gaming and others have seen scheduled events disrupted and even cancelled.

There is no industry-wide policy on what to do when a tournament is cancelled—whether players receive a refund, or whether the prize fund is distributed in some way between the remaining players—the result is widespread dissatisfaction with the poker product, as neither option is viewed as fair by the players.