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America’s Cardroom Called to Deal with Cheaters

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

americas-cardroom-closes-accountsAmericas Cardroom has thrived under the United States’ unregulated online poker market. But lately, they’ve been taking heat from players who are unhappy with superusing, collusion, and multi-accounting.

Poker YouTuber Joe Ingram recently attacked this very issue, railing on how America’s Cardroom is home to rampant cheating. He made claims that a group of cheaters has been taking advantage of a loophole in ACR’s late registration tournaments.

ACR Claims that They’re Investigating Cheating Incidents

ACR is trying to protect their brand. And their network, the Winning Poker Network (WPN), is committed to “thoroughly investigating all claims recently brought to our attention through social media channels regarding alleged unfair gameplay practices from certain accounts on network brands.”

The WPN has also identified a player who clearly violated their terms and has had their account closed. Ingram claims that refunds could soon be issues for affected players:

“The Winning Poker Network Game Integrity Department has investigated and recently uncovered unfair gameplay practices carried out by a player on the WPN that breached our terms and conditions. While we cannot publicly disclose the name, specific activity, or account associated with this offense, we have closed access to this player’s account. This email reflects that we are currently refunding any account that was potentially affected, including yours.”

America’s Cardroom Also Dealing with DDoS Attacks

As if things aren’t bad enough for ACR, they’re also the target of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. These DDoS attacks are being carried out by criminals who want to blackmail the company into giving them money.

ACR is trying to avoid giving into these demands. They’ve done their best to keep tournaments running in the meantime. But they’ve also had to cancel other events. And this has drawn the ire of players who are already questioning the site.

Americas Cardroom Cancels Poker Series after DDoS Attacks

Monday, September 4th, 2017

phil-nagy-americas-cardroomThe US-friendly online poker site Americas Cardroom (ACR) has recently been victimized by Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. And these attacks will force the Winning Poker Network (WPN) to cancel one of their online poker series.

WPN CEO Phil Nagy emailed his customers with news of the DDoS attacks. He writes that the DDoS efforts were carried out with the intention of extorting money from the company.

Nagy explained that WPN will never pay anything to extortionists. Instead, his business will put extra money into determining who’s behind the attacks.

The downside is that ACR won’t have the time or funds to run the Bigger Online Super Series from September 6th-10th. The site/WPN network also had to cancel certain events in their Online Super Series.

ACR will Relaunch Online Super Series

The news isn’t all bad, though, because Nagy announced that he’ll relaunch the entire Online Super Series Cub3d.

The reloaded event will run from September 24 to October 22, 2017. The highlight will be a $540 buy-in, $1 million guaranteed tournament on the final day.

Full Letter from Phil Nagy

americas-cardroom-ddos-attacks“Over the course of the past few days, our network has experienced severe Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. While we will never pay one cent of extortion money in order to stop the attacks, we will be putting in considerable resources to determine who was behind the attack in the weeks to come. 

“Though we were able to successfully complete the Million Dollar Sunday tournament along with the Online Super Series, we’ve decided to postpone the Bigger Online Super Series that was scheduled to run September 6th-10th.

“As per our terms and conditions, we were forced to cancel a number of Online Super Series events as well. Because of this, it only seems fair that we re-launch the entire Online Super Series Cub3d again, and increase the guaranteed prize pools of the entire event.

“The Online Super Series Cub3d will relaunch from September 24th through October 22nd. The series will feature both a half-price Million Dollar Sundays tournament with a $250+$15 buy-in, along with another regular $540 buy-in $1,000,000 GTD the final Sunday of the BOSS.

“I will be talking to players this afternoon about these developments and further details about the series via Twitch at 2:30pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm ET. To follow the live stream CLICK HERE.

“The postponement allows us time to strengthen our defenses against possible attacks in the future, and ensure network stability. We apologize for the disruption, and appreciate your ongoing loyalty as we deal with these attacks.”