Phil Nagy, CEO of the Winning Poker Network, recently ripped PokerStars over an upcoming $12.5 million guaranteed tournament. The leader of America’s Cardroom thinks it’s ridiculous that Stars is allowing late registration in an event that will already take a long time to complete.
PokerStars is hosting the $12.5 million gtd. on March 22. Featuring a $215 buy-in, this tournament is set to feature the largest prize pool in online poker history.
Nagy Bashes PokerStars in Tweeted Video
As the head of the world’s 10th-largest poker network by traffic, Phil Nagy is expected to maintain some professionalism regarding his competitors. He acknowledged this in his most-recent video. However, he couldn’t resist sending a barb PokerStars’ way.
“I’m well aware that I’m not supposed to acknowledge my competitors, but I have to,” he said. “I just read that PokerStars is doing a $12.5 million guaranteed $215 buy-in. There’s a small catch. There’s 24 hours of late registration.”
Hate Pours In On Nagy
Nagy isn’t afraid to speak his mind. However, he may have been experiencing second thoughts after a number of Twitter users mocked him.
Many pointed out how ACR had/has problems of its own, most notably an infestation of poker bots. The same people noted that he should consider fixing this bot problem once and for all, rather than ripping on another internet poker room.
Some people took the opportunity to ask Nagy about technical problems, namely regarding rewards they think that they should’ve received, but didn’t.
To Nagy’s credit, he did try to respond to many of the criticisms and technical problems. Nevertheless, he didn’t really win a lot of people over with his bashing of PokerStars.