I have many online poker accounts but I hardly ever play these days as I am always working on improving PokerDIY 😉
I was shocked to receive this email from PartyPoker yesterday:
Subject: Your Account has been inactive for 180 days
Our records show that that you have not logged in to your account for 180 days.
A $4 administration fee** has been charged to your inactive account. The next charge will be deducted from you account balance on: 07-Oct-2008 ET.
However, this fee will NOT be charged if your account, or any related account, is reactivated on or before 06-Oct-2008 ET.
Reactivating your account is easy: Just log in and place a cash wager, enter a tournament with a cash entry fee, or play a raked hand.
**TERMS & CONDITIONS If you do not access your Account by “logging on” to your Account using your Account name and password for any period of 180 days, then after those 180 days (the “180 day grace period”) your Account (and any related account with any ESP) will be deemed “Inactive”. If your Account becomes Inactive, then the Company is entitled to charge you an administrative fee (the “Inactive Account Fee”). The Inactive Account Fee shall be deducted from your Account Balance at the end of each calendar month in accordance with the Inactive Account Fee Schedule. We will stop deducting the Inactive Account Fee from your Account Balance if your Account is re-activated.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our Customer Care team is available 24/7.
Is this normal? I am of course closing my account and not promoting PartyPoker at ALL on PokerDIY – I find this shocking and unacceptable. It’s obviously in the Terms and Conditions but I am insulted beyond belief! This is shock tactics and completely uncool… do any other poker rooms do this?