Originally Posted by bernotas22
glad that they banned you, breaking the rules deserves punishment if you can't figure out the simple fact that the site is 18+ you probably shouldn't be anywhere near the two best poker sites out there by miles
This is a harsh attitude in my opinion and part of the mentality of why poker is dying. A lot of older pros played underage. There is hardly any difference at all between 17 and 18 - only in the eyes of the law. Breaking the rules when you have control over them is one thing e.g. collusion, stealing, fraud, but it is completely different to when you break rules that discriminate against you due to something beyond your control e.g. your age, race, gender, nationality etc.
Ironically the only mistake the OP made was by not committing fraud in the first place as if he had've had the wit to ask an adult he knew for their details when he first signed up then he could have signed up again as an adult no problem. It's just, yet again, another example of how a rule wastes time punishing the wrong people and forces them to break further, potentially more serious, rules.
I understand PS adhering to the law for their own sake. However, one could also argue, if the law doesn't consider him an adult when he made the offence, then surely now as an adult his misdemeanour should be wiped from his record. If the PS rule is that you are guilty for life then by that logic PS should also ban all of their pros who also played under-age.