After deleting my PokerStars account can I never play there again?

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We know we can't have two pokerstars accounts, but if I decide to permanently delete my account, will I be forever banned from playing on Pokerstars again?

After I deleted my Pokerstars account they sent me a message saying the following:

"I will close your account and follow up via email within 24 to 48 hours.

We cannot reopen a closed account under any circumstances.

Do not create other accounts as this is against our General Terms. We will have to close new accounts without prior notice."

This way, the person will be forever prevented from creating a new account and playing on Pokerstars again?

Do you agree with this extremist policy that Pokerstars and other platforms adopt these days?

Leave your opinion.
 
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Do you think it is possible to create a new account in the future or am I forever banned from playing poker on Pokerstars?

That sounds a little exaggerated to me.
 
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Sounds pretty extreme

Did you say to them what was the reason you closed your account?
 
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You banned yourself....

The poker site isn't preventing you from playing you closed your own account, now you want to create a new account???, that's not how it works....this is not "an extremist policy poker sites adopted these days" it's always been the policy.👍
 
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pokerstars isn't as good as it used to be anyways. no decent freerolls or promos. did cardschat ever have freerolls there? at least you aren't missing much.
 
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You banned yourself....

The poker site isn't preventing you from playing you closed your own account, now you want to create a new account???, that's not how it works....this is not "an extremist policy poker sites adopted these days" it's always been the policy.👍
Yes, I excluded it, but nothing stops someone from changing their mind one day, but for you to permanently ban them from changing their mind and playing again as if you had committed a non-bailable crime seems a bit extreme.

You will be banned forever from something without the right to play on the site again simply because at some point you wanted to delete your account.

Humans change their minds, make mistakes, let's think that we would no longer have second chances or the right to change in every thing we do in our daily lives, doesn't this stance seem a little extreme to you?
 
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I don't think you understand how poker sites work..., if you didn't want to play then just don't play,
or take a break and come back and play later, seems odd you wouldn't just do that,

what you don't get to do is close your account and expect to open another account and reappear as someone else,
imagine if everyone could do that lol, your account is your account, you only get one, you closed it,
poker sites have rules and local gaming laws so they can definitely stop you from opening another account.

...... might be something to think about before closing another account.
 
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The good thing about a poker community is that we can debate ideas.

Talk about issues, as I never agreed with the issue of players not having the right to change their nickname at least once.

Websites could provide this option.
I understand that changing your nickname would distort your profile and therefore players wouldn't recognize you, giving you an advantage over them, that makes sense and I don't disagree with that.

We must have rules to live in society, but we must not be extreme, militarize, without the right to second chances, to exchange opinions, this is how human beings evolve.

This attitude of never being able to do this again, or you will be banned permanently.
etc. and so on, it takes away from you and me the right to evolve, and I'm not just talking about poker, about PS, we're talking about life, about you having second chances, in case you make a mistake with your girlfriend, in your work, can you understand?

I really hope I'm not the only one who thinks this way.

This is my reflection.
 
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I don't think you understand how poker sites work..., if you didn't want to play then just don't play,
or take a break and come back and play later, seems odd you wouldn't just do that,

what you don't get to do is close your account and expect to open another account and reappear as someone else,
imagine if everyone could do that lol, your account is your account, you only get one, you closed it,
poker sites have rules and local gaming laws so they can definitely stop you from opening another account.

...... might be something to think about before closing another account.
I understand your point of view, but perhaps you don't understand that a permanent ban means you can never play on that site again because you decided to delete your account at some point.

It shouldn't stop someone forever from returning to play or changing their mind at some point.

But I won't try to change your opinion, maybe we live in different worlds.
We will be this hard on each other on a daily basis and we will see humanity collapse.

My point of view.
 
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I'm sure it sucks not being able to play there since you closed your own account,
I haven't been able to play there since Black Friday...
... but don't cry for me argentina😎👍
 
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I agree with you, MGA laws are way too strict on all the wrong things. Regulations allow sites to run whatever scummy money taking methods they want under "we reserve the right to change terms of conditions at any point" and regulator doesn't care but anything related to gambling control is instant permanent ban strictly enforced by regulator, even to the point of mind reading. Account closure without giving specific reason is where they exercise that.

Based on the assumation that you deleted your account for data protection reasons, to protect your privacy. I think it's worth the shot to try to get your account back by stating the reason you deleted the account originally was for data protection reasons and nothing to do with wanting to remove your access to gameplay.
 
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After the first account has expired, you can open a new one
Pokerstars only needs to be explained carefully, because I know people who have closed their accounts and after 5 years successfully create a new one and continue playing
because they need us and our money, so they have created incomprehensible rules to make us think that everything is in the best order(although many know that the truth is different)


here is an example pokerstars treats people differently because one is allowed to close his account and if he wants to create a new one but another person is not allowed
 
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We know we can't have two Pokerstars accounts, but if I decide to permanently delete my account, will I be forever banned from playing on Pokerstars again?

After I deleted my Pokerstars account they sent me a message saying the following:

"I will close your account and follow up via email within 24 to 48 hours.

We cannot reopen a closed account under any circumstances.

Do not create other accounts as this is against our General Terms. We will have to close new accounts without prior notice."

This way, the person will be forever prevented from creating a new account and playing on Pokerstars again?

Do you agree with this extremist policy that Pokerstars and other platforms adopt these days?

Leave your opinion.
If you really want to play pokerstars, ask a friend who doesn't have an account yet to create one

it is a very popular option that is used a lot but no one advertises it
 
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Do you agree with this extremist policy that Pokerstars and other platforms adopt these days?

Leave your opinion.
I think is not extremist, was always the terms in all sites. I read your opinions but I don't agree, I think you're mixing things up.
 
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As far as I know, account data is saved for 5 years from the last activity, after which it is deleted, but this applies to inactive accounts, so it is possible that this rule does not apply if the player himself deleted his account!!! I don’t agree with a lifetime ban, it looks strange, I think that after 5 years the player should have a choice, since 5 years is a very long period during which a lot can change in a player’s life, both in relation to the game and financially!!!
 
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I would write them nice mail, how I decided to quit playing poker, but after some time, I changed my mind - "so, PS FRIENDS can you please get me back to your poker site"...blah blah 😀
 
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Well, they're doing the right thing in terms of people deleting and creating accounts again, and so constantly figure out how many people could do it from all over the world and they wouldn't be able to keep up with everyone. They make it so that there was one account and that's it, and if you delete it, you can't create it anymore, they made it so they had less work
 
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I assume the point from their side is that new players get promos, and they can't be allowing players to close their account, and just re open a new one constantly.

I don't consider them to have banned you at all, you have chosen this action, therefore it is not a ban. If players could keep closing and opening new accounts it would be almost impossible to track from a money laundering perspective. Also why should any company keep doing this, just so you can open a new account when you already had one.

Can I ask why you made the decision to close your account in the first place?
 
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I assume the point from their side is that new players get promos, and they can't be allowing players to close their account, and just re open a new one constantly.

I don't consider them to have banned you at all, you have chosen this action, therefore it is not a ban. If players could keep closing and opening new accounts it would be almost impossible to track from a money laundering perspective. Also why should any company keep doing this, just so you can open a new account when you already had one.

Can I ask why you made the decision to close your account in the first place?
That is why it is necessary to get help from good friends and create a new poker account every year
I have many friends and good offers
if you can, then use it, because many rules are there just so we can get around them
 
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I am aware of their policy..i do not agree with this.
But since I know about it I will never close my PS account even if I was to completely stop playing there .
Cause it's always possible you're in the mood for a comeback.

But If its any consolation for you, PS won't exist in 10 years anymore.
GG will swallow all rooms. Just wait and see

We know we can't have two Pokerstars accounts, but if I decide to permanently delete my account, will I be forever banned from playing on Pokerstars again?

After I deleted my Pokerstars account they sent me a message saying the following:

"I will close your account and follow up via email within 24 to 48 hours.

We cannot reopen a closed account under any circumstances.

Do not create other accounts as this is against our General Terms. We will have to close new accounts without prior notice."

This way, the person will be forever prevented from creating a new account and playing on Pokerstars again?

Do you agree with this extremist policy that Pokerstars and other platforms adopt these days?

Leave your opinion.
 
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As others have mentioned, PokerStars is not an anonymous site, and they have always believed, that the "one player one account" principle is an important part of game integrity. The reason is, players pick up reads on each other, and its unfair, if someone still have those reads, but now they appear as someone else, so the reverse is not true. This is also why, you are not allowed to change your screen name.

Just imagine, it was not like this. Then a high stakes online crusher could close his account two days before the next SCOOP series and then open another account and show up with no history and a name like "NewFish788" leaving his opponents reads, notes and HUD-data completely useless, while he could still use his.

As some say, it might be possible to open a new account after several years, but you definitely should not ask them about it anytime soon. If you just wanted a break, that is done via the "responsible gaming" meny, where you can self exclude for different periods ranging from 24 hours up to 6 month or indefinitely (non-reversible for 12 month). But done is done, so now you just need to live with the consequence of your decision.

And to be honest if you make such emotional decisions like closing your account, because you are down $684 after 7 month and 1.445 games (sharkscope stats), they you probably dont have the mindset, which it takes to succeed in online poker. So it might be better for you to find a different hobby and stay away from any kind of gambling in the future.
 
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Based on the assumation that you deleted your account for data protection reasons, to protect your privacy. I think it's worth the shot to try to get your account back by stating the reason you deleted the account originally was for data protection reasons and nothing to do with wanting to remove your access to gameplay.

I would try something like this ^

&/or what AzdajaD stated in their post.

Maybe they could re-open your old account?

I wouldn't follow luckyfish98's suggestion of opening an account under someone else's name. This is definitely against the rules.
 
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And to be honest if you make such emotional decisions like closing your account, because you are down xxxx after 7 month and xxxx games (xxxxxxxx stats), they you probably dont have the mindset, which it takes to succeed in online poker. So it might be better for you to find a different hobby and stay away from any kind of gambling in the future.
What mindset does it take to have fun while playing poker?

'To be honest' this post sounds like you're shaming the OP (original poster). Why?
 
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What mindset does it take to have fun while playing poker?

'To be honest' this post sounds like you're shaming the OP (original poster). Why?
Just prior to this post he made another one under "tournament poker", where he complained about poker being hopeless, because he always misses the flops, and the opponents get lucky with bad hands etc. Basically something that belongs in "bad beats and vents". And then shortly thereafter he apparently closed his account only to then feel unfairly treated, because this is a permanent decision. To me thats not a sign of a healthy relationship with poker.

 
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