Player Has $700k Confiscated by PartyPoker

PartyPoker confiscated the record amount, claiming that ‘Exodus944’ broke terms and conditions by providing a fake document.

Having money confiscated by a poker site is no fun, especially when the amount in question is $700,000. Yet, one player has had that very experience where PartyPoker confiscated $707,000 from his account, receiving very little explanation as to the reason why.

The story, which you can read in detail over at pokerfuse, is that the player ‘*Exodus944*’ got lucky and won a $1,000,000 jackpot in a $100 Spins sit & go. Originally from Romaina, ‘Exodus944’ moved to Dublin and got his Ireland address confirmed using an electricity bill in his name, although he was staying at a friend’s house.

Initially, Party Poker accepted this, and he had no problems for over a year, regularly grinding Spins on the site. Then, in October 2022, he won the $1,000,000 jackpot. After the big win, he took a step away from online play, focusing more on live poker and gradually withdrawing his big win.

However, in February 2023, things took a turn for the worse, as his account was locked with $707,000 still in it, and the operator cited fake documents as a reason — the previously submitted and accepted electricity bill proving the player’s address.

What followed was a lot of back and forth, including the alleged offer by Party Poker to pay out all but $100,000, which was then rescinded. Soon after, the company reached out to the player to communicate that they considered the matter closed, i.e., the money was permanently confiscated.

It seems ‘Exodus944’ will now be taking things to court and seeking legal remedies, having hit a brick wall with the company and eCOGRA, which ruled that PartyPoker’s decision was within the bounds of their terms and conditions.

It will be very interesting to see what happens next. PartyPoker is yet to come out with any kind of official response or comment, but the 2+2 thread where the player shared his story with the public has picked up a lot of traction.

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