Pokerstars To The Rescue In PKR Closure (Update)

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Jul 7, 2017

60,000 players could benefit from dollar-for-dollar offer

The sudden financial failure of online poker veteran site PKR earlier this year left an estimated 60,000 players “short changed”, according to a press statement from rival Pokerstars Thursday…and the market leader has decided following an agreement with PKR’s Administrator on a bold new initiative making players’ PKR balances available dollar-for-dollar in PokerStars accounts… with no strings attached.

PokerStars will not be reviving the PKR brand and is simply doing this because it’s the right thing to do for the poker world, a company spokesperson said.

“We know the importance of protecting bankrolls by keeping player money and operating funds separate and protected. We want others to take it as seriously as we do and players to be aware,” she said.

For more information check the PokerStars Blog here:

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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