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New Pokerstars rules to protect players

Manx-based egaming firm PokerStars has brought in new policies to stop weaker players being preyed on by stronger ones.

At a meeting with players last month, management heard complaints about regular players setting up online poker tables and effectively lying in wait for novices.

The new policy means the practice called ‘bum-hunting’ will be impossible – anyone who sits at an inactive table for more than 30 seconds will be removed and the table closed.

Steve Day of PokerStars says the new rules should mean less frustration for players who have to sit waiting – as well as ensure poker sharks can’t take advantage of others.

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