|One of the world's most popular online poker rooms, PokerStars.com, has announced that it has permanently banned a young player from not only using its website but also its land-based tournaments after he was found to be holding multiple accounts, a practice frowned upon by the online gambling community.|
The player, 18-year-old Josh Field, is known in the poker room as 'JJProdigy' and had already qualified online to play in PokerStars.com’s Caribbean Adventure lucrative land casino event this Saturday.
Field issued an apology on various well-known online poker forums last week for multi-accounting but management at PokerStars.com took a decision to kick him off the website as well as prevent him from playing in any further live poker events including the Caribbean Adventure.
It is thought that many online poker players from around the world put pressure on PokerStars.com to ban the player once his transgressions became public as a clear indication of the poker fraternity’s 'zero tolerance' attitude towards unscrupulous players and cheats.
PokerStars.com’s Caribbean Adventure is to take place at the Atlantis Casino and Resort in the Bahamas from January 5 to 10 with millions of dollars in cash prizes up for grabs.