WSOP antoi virheellistä informaatiota koskien USA:n ulkopuolisten pelaajien turnausrekisteröintiä

Amerikan ulkopuolista pokerimaailmaa ravisutteli eilen WSOP:n twitterissä julkaisema tieto, jonka mukaan ei-amerikkalaisten pelaajien tulisi turnauksiin rekisteröityessään todistaa henkilöllisyytensä passin tai muun virallisen henkilökortin lisäksi esimerkiksi sähkölaskulla, jossa näkyy sekä osallistujan nimi että osoitetiedot.

Kyseisenlainen sääntö olisi vaikuttanut valtavaan määrään pelaajia, sillä moni Amerikan ulkopuolinen pelaaja oli jo Vegasissa tai matkalla sinne.

Nyt WSOP on kuitenkin julkaissut tiedotteen, jonka mukaan kyseessä on vakava virheinformaatio. Tiedotteen mukaan pelaajia pyydettiin ottamaan osoitetiedot vahvistava todistus mukaan ajan säästämiseksi turnauksiin rekisteröityessä, mutta se ei ole pakollista.

WSOP:n tiedote koskien turnausrekisteröitymistä:

 UPDATE (5/23 at 5:15 ET): WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart issued the following statement to PokerNews regarding the international player policy:

"There is serious misinformation being shared. International players are requested, not required to bring a second form of identification to validate their address. This will save time (in past players were asked to verbally provide said address — at times difficult and lengthy given various languages spoken) and avoid need for follow-up paperwork. Of note, the request to validate an address is no different for domestic players than international players — it is simply that most U.S. players have drivers licenses with an address while most passports and international licenses do not. A domestic player showing a passport will similarly be asked to confirm a physical address.

"This policy is a result of federal requirements for licensed casinos to use all reasonable efforts to obtain a permanent address of its customers, not an 11th hour shift by the WSOP. Rest assured we understand and embrace this is the 'World' Series of Poker and no player will be denied entry on basis of inability to provide this secondary form of ID inclusive of address. The WSOP just happens to be a large machine and players cooperation to bring something that includes an address (utility/credit card bill, bank statement, etc) can make the experience smoother and more efficient for all. We look forward to seeing EVERYONE who dreams of poker greatness at the WSOP this summer."

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