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Technical Error at PokerStars Causes Massive Overlay for Tournament

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Apr/08/2014
Technical Error at PokerStars Causes Massive Overlay for Tournament

The world’s leading real money online poker site, PokerStars, is blaming a technical error for a massive overlay in its Sunday $500,000 guarantee tournament.  Less than half of that sum had already been generated prior to PokerStars abruptly shutting down the tournament for late registrations.

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“Due to technical problems, the Sunday Warm-Up had no Late Registration,” the firm said in a statement posted to social media.

“As a result players who wished to late reg will not be able to play. There is a substantial overlay in the event for those playing. We apologize for the inconvenience for those who wanted to play but couldn’t.”

Some 1200 players paid $200+$15 to enter with the costly error resulting in these players getting double their buy-in value. 

The winner received $85,000.

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

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