PokerStars Responds to 70 Billionth Hand Controversy

Following the outrage by players claiming that the actions of the winner of the 70bn hand promotion acted outside of the rules, PokerStars has told pokerfuse that it has decided to honor the promotional award.

After reviewing “the circumstances around the winning hand” PokerStars has concluded that “while this practice of “fast-folding” may not be in the spirit of the promotion, it does not violate the rules and regulations of the promotion.”

Recognizing the difficulty in upholding “the spirit of the promotion,” PokerStars stated they are “reviewing the format of the promotion to try to minimize this kind of activity in [the] future,” and that “revisions will be implemented in time for the next milestone hands promotion.”