Pureplay Poker — seems to be a swindle
I joined Pureplay a few years ago, and had some modest luck, being a basic account. But over the last several months, I haven't heard from them whatsoever when I used to hear from them regularly concerning my stats, etc. Recently I won a $500 Qualifier game, but didn't hear a word from them as to when I should register for the next game.
After ascertaining that multiple accounts were not prohibited, I set up another basic account and they have proven very friendly, letting me know my game stats and my standings in the games I have played.
They ignore my initial account and cozy up to my second account.
I can't say for certain that it is my broadband connection, but with my first account, the deal of the cards and the actions of the play slows down radically when I have been in the game for longer than 45 minutes, but with my second account, there is no similar problem.
I know that there is no predicting the shuffle of the cards, but too often there are pairs dealt to the table much more often than one can reasonably expect, in my opinion, even when it is a computer doing the shuffle and the deal.
It would seem that they prefer paying players and disdain those of us who only want to play for fun and maybe try for a small prize, which in itself is kind of ridiculous when there are 500 players trying for a mere $10.00