PokerStars Sunday Million anniversary finalist to be disqualified?

PokerStars Sunday Million anniversary finalist to be disqualified?

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Everyone was happy with the Sunday Million $5m guaranteed 5th anniversary special that attracted almost 60,000 players for a prize pool of $11.8m – except for the 51,000 or so who didn’t cash, including the entire Bluff Europe team. However, final tablist “zeurrrr” might be regretting his decision to qualify for just $2.

Finishing sixth, zeurrrr won $518,042 after the nine-handed deal for a pretty nice ROI on $2. However, it appears that he is in fact only 17 years of age – in his native Holland, like the UK, one must be 18 or over in order to gamble. He claimed to be 19 when signing up for PokerStars – according to their terms and conditions his funds can be withheld and he could even be prosecuted.

PokerStars Holland rep. Simon Keijzer made an appearance on Dutch TV, according to, saying that zeurrrr will not be entitled to the half a million dollars he won for final tabling the event that was won by Luke “Bdbeatslayer” Vrabel.

It's reminiscent of the misfortune that befell World Darts Champion Adrian Lewis who earned his nickname Jackpot after scooping a $75k slots win while in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, Lewis was under 21 at the time and was forced to hand back his bumper pay day.

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