PokerStars to Reimburse 60,000 Players Affected by PKR collapse
The known three-dimensional poker room, PKR, closed its doors two months ago. PokerStars has decided to save the money and the accounts of about 60,000 players. “We did what we thought was right to do,” said Eric Hollreiser, VP of Corporate Communications of Amaya and PokerStars.
Almost two months after the closure of PKR, PokerStars has decided to make available on its platform, the accounts of the players of the late three-dimensional poker room, starting from today.
As you may recall, PKR had suspended accounts due to financial difficulties. A blow to approximately 60,000 players who had an active game account with them.
The poker room world number one has explained the reasons for this choice in a post that appeared on the corporate blog.
“For online poker players, nothing is more important to protect the bankroll of players “, said Hollreiser. “PokerStars maintains separate money and operational funding – as we always have. As we learned in ‘ in April 2011 and last month, not all operators do ” .
Hollreiser then explained why PokerStars decided to intervene in the PKR matter: “Tens of thousands of players are left without their money, it’s not fair, we signed an agreement with the administrator appointed by the court to help those players ” .
In practice, as of today, the PKR users will find on PokerStars the same exact amount of money they had left on their gaming account with PKR.
“Those players who do not yet have an account with us, will simply open a new one and their money will be available for withdrawal”. The transactions will obviously be subject to the terms governing PokerStars accounts.
A PokerStars spokesman explained that approximately 60,000 users were affected by the closure of PKR will be contacted via email, where they will find all the instructions to recover their funds in a new account room on the PokerStars network.