iPoker from U.K. to Categorize Players

Published Saturday, January 02, 2010 - Online-Casinos.com


VC Poker, the poker room available from the U.K. gambling firm Victor Chandler group, has decided it will begin to segregate it's players into categories. The company has sent an e-mail to a number of players informing them that their play is no longer welcome at the cash game tables at which they have been playing at regularly. The poker room is one of the largest networks on the internet and is popular for high rollers who stake big money on the felt. It is thought that the poker room is loosing too much money in too short a time and must make the move to save the house from over extending itself. The e mail read, “If you are not already aware iPoker will be implementing a new policy in the New Year which will categorize players depending upon certain criteria. The new policy will also impose penalties upon card rooms that in essence, have a high proportion of winning players in relation to losing players.

Regrettably therefore, we are being forced to restrict a number of accounts in order to comply with the new policy and to avoid penalization by iPoker and it grieves me to inform you that we have no option for the time being other than to restrict the cash game stakes at which you can play on Victor Chandler Poker." The email sent to some of the poker rooms valued players went on to say, "We sincerely regret having to take this action and hope that the policy will change in the future so that you may once again enjoy playing cash games at Victor Chandler Poker. In the meantime, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that this action will cause but know that you can still play in our tournaments and on any other of the Victor Chandler suite of products."

A decision like this must be a difficult one to make but in today's fragile economy it is probably better than going bankrupt.


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