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PokerStars Protects Player Info

Aug 7, 2007
Author: Catrina Rudd
Recently PokerStars announced they would no longer allow sites to give out player profitability information pertaining to their clients without the obvious and unquestionable consent of the players.

Players have the option to completely abstain from having any and all information about them reported by transferring 1¢ to the service operators PokerStars account. This amount must be returned within five days to the player as confirmation that the service operator has understood the desire of the player. A player is also able to opt into allowing all data about them to be disclosed by transferring 3¢ to the same service operator. Confirmation is shared with the player in the same method as opting out, by the operator returning the three cents within the same five-day time frame. The differing amounts obviously indicate the difference in online poker player choices.

This will probably mean that "card sharks" will have one less tool to their disposal given that there probably will be very few loosing players that will enthusiastically choose to disclose statistics about themselves. It will be nice to watch the promenite players make their mark against the pros and their position on the leader boards. It will also force the card sharks to find more suitable challenges instead of virtually robbing the newbie at us poker sites like pokerstars.com.

This change was put into place to better assure poker players equal ground and opportunity to compete at their personal level and best. It was also changed to protect all of their players from any possible preventable obstacle.

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