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HomePokerNewsOnlinePokerPlayersRefundedAfterDDOSAttacksOnlinePokerPlayersRefundedAfterDDOSAttacksPostedonAugust14,2018byRoySmithArecentspateofDDoSattacksweresufferedbypopularonlinepokersitesoverthelastfewdays,forcingthecancellationoftournaments。

Playerscanrestassuredthatthepokerroomsaffectedwilldutifullyproviderefunds。

PartypokerandAmericasCardroomwerevictimizedbyDistributedDenialofService(DDoS)attacks,anoccurrencethatcausesasiteornetworktobefloodedwithtraffic。

DDoSattacksaremaliciousinnature,theattackersintentondisruptingoperations。

Concerningthe@partypokerissuestonight。

Apologiesforthetechnicaldifficulties,weareworkingtorectify,thesitehasbeentargetedwithaDDoSattackfromthirdparties。

Wehopetoresumenormalbusinessverysoonandwillkeepyouupdated。

Thankyouforyourpatience。

partypoker(@partypoker)9augustus2018

AsyouareawareweareexperiencingaDDOSattack。

Wehavenowmitigatedthisattack。

Wewillresumeonceweseeplayersretakingtheirseats。

Wesincerelyapologizefortheinconvenience。

AmericasCardroom(@ACR_POKER)8augustus2018

PokerStarsalsoreportedoutagesatitspokerroombutstatedthereasononlyastechnicaldifficulties。

WhetherornotthedifficultiescanbeequatedwithDDoSattacksisunknownasofthiswriting。

Whatisknownisthatallthreepokersiteshadtocancelbigtournamentsduetothedisruptionsinservice,resultinginsomeangrycustomers。

Weareexperiencingongoingtechnicalissuesandhavepausedalltournaments。

Weapologiseforthecontinuedinconvenienceandareworkingtoensureplayersarerefundedasappropriate。

Wewillprovidemoredetailsontheissuesfollowingourtechnicalreview。

PokerStarsSupport(@StarsSupport)13augustus2018

ItHappens

Ofcourse,ifyouhappentobecompetinginatournamentandaremakingyourwaythroughthefieldandonthevergeofperhapsabigpayday,thelastthingyouwanttoseeisaDDoSattackorsomesortoftechnicaldifficultythatruinstheentireevent。

Gettingapitperturbedandfrustratedisanentirelyhumanresponseinsuchasituation。

Unfortunately,thesethingshappenfromtimetotimeintheworldofonlinepokerandsometimescantbeprevented。

Thatswhypokerroomstypicallyhavecertainprotocolsandpoliciesforreimbursingorrefundingplayers。

Disconnectionandcancellationpoliciesarequitestandardintheindustryandplayerswouldbewisetoreadsuchpoliciesattheirfavoritepokerroomsbeforebuyingin。

Compensationtoplayersistypicallycarriedoutbyapayoutschemethatsbasedonthepositionofplayerswithregardtotheirchipstacks。

Oritcouldbearollbackwhereallmoniesarerefundedasiftheeventneveroccurred,whichisusuallythecaseifthetournamentneverstartedorwasintheearlystagesbeforethelightswentout,sotospeak。

SomePlayersAffected,OthersNot

AtrickiersituationoccurredatPokerStarsbecauseplayersinseveralcountrieswerenotaffectedbytheoutagewhilemostotherplayerswere。

Thetournamentcontinued,andtheunaffectedplayerswereabletostealblindsfromtheirtablemates,chippingupintheprocessandimprovingtheirpositionsbeforetheeventwasofficiallycancelled。

Naturally,affectedplayerscriedfoul,forcingPokerStarstoexaminechipcountsmorecloselyandevaluatewhetheradditionalrefundsarenecessaryfollowingourreview,accordingtoapostonsocialmedia。

Thisistheabsoluterightthingtodounderthecircumstancesandisthefairestandmostequitablewayofproceeding。

Itsunfortunatethatdisconnectsandcancellationshappeninonlinepoker。

Onecancertainlychalkituptothepricewepayforthecurrentstateoftechnologytodayandlivinginthedigitalage。

However,playersareprotectedinsuchsituationsatreputablepokersitesandshouldntletafewinstancesofDDoSattacksorservicedisruptionsdissuadethemfromplayingonlinepoker。

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