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PokerStars Employee sends Weird, Doomsday Email

by Jeremy Olson on December 19, 2012

As many people already now, December 21st, 2012 marks yet another proposed doomsday for the world. While there are a number of theories on why December 21st is so foreboding, the primary reason why people expect something bad to happen is because the Mayan Long Count Calendar ends on this date.

Say what you will about the rationality of these fears, but one PokerStars employee is definitely spooked. He/she took it upon them self to warn Stars customers about an upcoming storm that will knock out electronics for three days. The email read as follows:

December 21st is the final day of our age – The Age of Pisces, on this date you should celebrate and show thanks for the life you’ve been given. On December 22nd the Sun will not rise. A Cosmic/Electrical Storm will engulf the Earth. No Electrical or metallic objects will work. The Darkness and the Storm will last for three days, the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of December.

Well the least we can say about this prediction is that everything will be up and running by Christmas. However, PokerStars isn’t exactly looking at the bright side of things with this strange email. The world’s largest poker site issued an apology about the matter saying an employee violated his/her contract by accessing Stars’ database and spamming customers.

The first thought that comes to mind in all of this is why an employee would sacrifice their job to do such a thing. Perhaps they really, really believe that the electrical storm is coming? Another issue is if players should be worried about their personal information following this incident. Maybe they won’t need to worry because PokerStars issued an apology and vowed to tighten controls on their database/players’ personal info.

In any case, you can bet that many Stars players will be looking at December 21st with a little more fear after receiving the crazy doomsday spam.


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