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3-Barrels: Poker Player Sues Over Disfigured Foot; Four-Colour Decks a No-No; America’s Cardroom Million Dollar Guarantee

TAGs: americas cardroom, European Poker Tour, Justyn Tyndaal, Lee Davy

3-barrels of pure value including a poker player suing a card room after a cash box fell on his foot; PokerNews poll shows that poker players don’t want to see four colour decks at Barcelona, and America’s Cardroom prepares for another million dollar guarantee.

A poker player from Salem, Massachusetts is suing Rockingham Gaming LLC after an employee dropped the cash box on his foot during a poker game.

3-Barrels: Poker Player Sues Over Disfigured Foot; Four-Colour Decks a No-No; America’s Cardroom Million Dollar GuaranteeJustyn Tyndaal filed the lawsuit with Rockingham County Superior Court after the incident took place at the Rockingham Park Poker Room in April 2015.

The lawsuit states that Tyndaal’s foot ended up battered and bruised when an employee came to collect the cash box and during the motion of releasing it from the poker table dropped it on his left foot.

Tyndaal is said to have suffered ‘serious and permanent’ damage to his foot causing ‘great pain and suffering’ and ‘emotional distress.’ The lawsuit claims the employee in question was ‘careless’ and ‘negligent’.

The poker player is attempting to claw back what he states are losses through medical expenses, and loss of earning potential; not to mention the fact that he now has to limp through life with a ‘permanent and partial disability and disfigurement.’

And that’s why you should always tip the dealer.

Pros Speak Out About Four-Colour Deck Proposals

Blink and you may have missed it, but the European Poker Tour (EPT) organisers trialled a four-colour deck during EPT12 Malta last season. Live Poker Head Honcho, Neil Johnson, told the press at the time that the decision to trial the new cards came about after an enquiry from someone on Twitter.

The EPT card manufacturer Copag busted out a few four coloured decks and sent them to Malta, PokerStars Live Macau, and the Pagano Live Events Room in Saint Vincent.

So what happened?

Was the trial a success?

Sometime last week, the EPT Twitter coordinator sent out a tweet asking if people would like to see the ‘funky 4-colour deck’ at EPT Barcelona? The feedback produced solid concerns that having four colours increases a cheating risk with unethical players taking advantage of sloppy handling from the players or dealers.

The EPT tweet did not contain a poll, so PokerNews created one of their own. At the time of writing, 841 people have voted, and 52% have voted NO for the use of a four-colour deck in Barcelona.

We are still to learn if the EPT will listen to the feedback and stick with the more traditional two-colour decks.

The Million Dollar Sunday Returns to America’s Cardroom

America’s Cardroom are readying themselves for another plunge into the $1m Guaranteed Sunday waters. The US-facing operation will host the next $1m Guaranteed event on Sun Sep 4 at 4 pm (ET).

The buy-in will be $540; there will be a 15-minute clock, 10,000 starting stack, and over $200,000 guaranteed to the winner. Online satellites are currently running on the network.

America’s Cardroom is a part of the Winning Poker Network (WPN) and carries with it a history of Denial of Distributed Service (DDoS) attacks during million dollar guaranteed events.

The WPN cancelled a $1m Guaranteed event in December 2014 due to the disruption created by DDoS attacks. The game was rescheduled for Feb 2015 and went off without a hitch. Similar events in Oct 2015 were also the victim of DDoS attacks, but the WPN technical staff were able to work their magic, and the events continued to the end.

WPN boss, Phil Nagy, confirmed that the DDoS attacks were connected to blackmail threats. The company refused to pay.

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