Full Tilt, Gus Hansen And Responsible Gambling

Full Tilt, Gus Hansen And Responsible GamblingBack in November last year, the newly relaunched Full Tilt Poker announced Gus Hansen was to be the site’s first official ambassador, although he was later joined by Tom Dwan and Viktor “Isildur1″ Blom to form a group called “The Professionals.”
However, the ‘Great Danes’ results at Full Tilt Poker’s virtual felts have probably attracted the wrong sort of attention, and Full Tilt Poker has now announced via Twitter than Hansen is now limited to playing at the poker room’s ‘New to the Game Tables’, usually restricted to rank novices. As the tweet read:
“Effective immediately former FTP Pro Gus Hansen is restricted to-whoops, is in CHARGE OF our New To The Game Tables.”
Although no official reason was given for Hansen’s demotion, many believe it has to do with the 39 year old’s increasingly large losses at the poker room’s high-stakes cash tables. Whereas Gus Hansen, similar to Viktor “Isildur1″ Blom, is an action player and is considered good for stimulating interest in Full Tilt’s games, there probably comes a point where too much carnage could attract too much negative reactions in terms of responsible gambling.
Viktor Blom has certainly flirted with degeneracy over the years, but at present is showing a whopping $3,581,190 profit since rejoining Full Tilt last year. Tom Dwan may not be enjoying the most profitable time of his career, but is still $497,262 to the good over the same period. Gus Hansen, on the other hand, has continued to slide further into the red and is currently down a frightening -$6,121,096 since November last year, and -$9,327,830 over the whole of his time at Full Tilt.
In this respect, restricting Gus Hansen to the tables reserved for less-experienced players where “play proceeds at a slower pace than at standard tables” may be just what the pro needs to regenerate his own ailing game. At the very least it should at least curb his hemorrhaging even vaster amounts of spondulixs.

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