Paradise Poker scam
Recently there has been a lot of hype about the recent scam at Paradise Poker. We have received a couple of emails asking about the Paradise Poker scam so we investigated. First a little about Paradise Poker.
Paradise Poker is an online gaming site which offers players the chance to play online card games for real or play money.
A large part of their promotional strategy is to offer free tournaments. Players who register at Paradise Poker (for free) can enter any of these free tournaments.
Players who rank in the top positions at these tournaments win a change to sit in the $1,000,000 freeroll tournament. The winner of this tournament takes home the grand prize of $1,000,000. There are also prizes for the top 500 players.
The Paradise Poker Scam started when a player Brian Carney, using the online name ZapAA made it to the top ten in the million dollar freeroll.
In the Million Dollar Freeroll when only ten players remain they are flown to an undisclosed location to play out the finals live and in person.
Well ZapAA made the top ten and was taken to the million dollar freeroll location. When he arrived it was discovered that he was too young to play. That's right, too young!
Online the terms and conditions of Paradise Poker state a person must be 21 years of age or older to play. Online it would have been easy for a minor to fake their age however in person it was much more difficult. As a result Paradise Poker disqualified ZapAA from the tournament, who at the time was in third position.
It seems as if Paradise poker has gotten a bad rep from the Paradise Poker scam however, they dealt with the matter with utmost professionalism. They are certainly not to blame. In the end the Paradise Poker Scam will remain a classic for online poker fans.
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