How To Resurrect Your Dead Poker Career Part 4 – So You’re A Multi-accounter
Do what Jesus did and bring your game back to life.
“Everyone else is doing it why can’t I?” Just because everyone is doing it, doesn’t mean you should too. If you got nabbed with tens of accounts because you were sure everyone else was ganging up on you, don’t worry, there’s a way out. Here’s Part 4 (the penultimate part) of How To Resurrect Your Dead Poker Career.
Read: Part 3 – So You’re A Scammer
Problem: Got caught multi-accounting.
Solution: Take your medicine, put up results.
There was a time, in the wild west days of online poker, when multi accounting , while heavily frowned upon and against online sites Terms of Service, was something that happened quite a bit. While there were many who participated, Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo became the poster child for it’s illegality, receiving indefinite bans on a number of sites—including that of PokerStars.
What’s a pro to do if they can’t play on the largest poker site in the world? Well, while some banned multi-accounters were simply doubling down on the ToS breakage,forging new accounts and flipping the bird while they were at it, Bonomo reluctantly took his punishment like a man…_LIKE A 20 Year Old MAN!!_.
While Bonomo was in exile, he kept his head up and produced results on the live tour. He joined forces with Daniel Negreanu on a strategy podcast for PokerRoad. He got sponsored by Bodog and kept his nose clean (unlike his counterpart Josh Field aka JJProdigy). In an article for Bluff Magazine, Bonomo talks about taking the time to reflect on what happened.
“I made a huge mistake, and definitely regret my actions. If anything good came out of this whole debacle, it’s that I learned the importance of thinking for myself, and realizing the importance of being completely ethical at all times, even when it’s a grey area.” Justin said.
In the end, by 2009, as Bonomo stuck to his plan of getting everything ethical, PokerStars looked favorably on Bonomo again and his lifetime ban was lifted.
Of course, while Bonomo returned to the online fields, he has been making his money in the live arena, binking a 7 figure score last August with his $1.1 million runner-up finish at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open 10M Guarantee.
Good things come to those who wait. So just play by the rules while you do.
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