Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Pro Online Poker Player Admits to Hiding Behind Multiple Accounts

Professional poker player Brian ‘sbrugby’ Townsend has admitted to the practice of multi-accounting at two online poker rooms, Alderney-licensed FullTiltPoker.com and Isle of Man-licensed PokerStars.com.

Multi-accounting involves a player, often assited by friends, registering more than one account with a virtual poker room. The practice can also be done by using more than one computer and allows players to have more than one entrant in a tournament or to play online under a second alias to give them a substantial edge in multi-table competitions.

Townsend created special accounts for when he played with less experienced tables. He didn't want them to know how successful a play he was.

He's been suspended by the online poker rooms and he's paying a big fine. All well and good but I sure don't want to play with him!

Read the full story on OnlineCasinoNews.com.