The following is a news article written about a recent tournament cancellation at the Winning Poker Network (flagship brand Americas Cardroom).
The Winning Poker Network (WPN) found itself in the middle of a controversy this past weekend after cancelling its $35,000 PLO Sunday Special during play.
The reason for the cancellation was due to technical difficulties, with players not being able to re-enter. This caused a fairness issue for players as it is a re-entry event.
WPN has received a good dose of criticism, with some claiming that the tournament was cancelled due to a potential $10,800 overlay. WPN was asked for comment and released a statement via spokesperson Michael Harris:
“As we advertised the tournament as a re-entry event and were unable to deliver on that promise, we made the decision to cancel the tournament and refund all players their buy-in back. We’re also putting our money where our mouth is and doing something extra special for those affected.”
All 121 players that were registered are invited to a 50-seat freeroll on Sunday, April 24th at 12pm ET. The prize is $215 entries to a special, doubled $70,000 PLO Sunday Special at 1pm ET that day.
Harris notes that the value of the freeroll equals the amount of the overlay, proving that there was no bad intent on WPN’s part. He also reiterated that no technical difficulties are expected in the future and that the $2,500,000 OSS VI (April 15th-24th) should go off without a hitch.
We are confident that will be the case as well.