With bans at PokerStars, Full Tilt and Party Poker besmirching his now dicky reputation, you would think that Josh Field aka JJProdigy, ablackcar and who knows how many other aliases would have developed some morality and ethics by now, but it appears such a epiphany is not to be.
This talented – but apparently integrity challenged – young player has now been banned for multi-accounting offences at the Cake Poker Network after security investigations showed that he had been allowing a "stakee" to play on his account. Before he had even reached the age of 18 Field was rumbled by Party Poker in 2006 for multi account related behaviour, and this was followed by other bans for similar offences.
As recently as last (2008) year PokerStars ejected players with links to Field who had allegedly been helping him to sneak back on to the site to play on different accounts.
His behaviour is characterised by excuses and apologies once caught, along with promises not to misbehave again and an acknowledgement of a lesson well learned, but regretably these experiences never seem to take root in his conscience, and responsibility and integrity appear to elude this clever yet foolish youngster.
In his latest escapade, Field was reportedly playing under the name OnThatGrind and allowed players he was staking to use that account to play high limit games. It could be that Field's notoriety preceded him, enabling alert security staff to expose the fraud. Perhaps this thought will more effectively motivate him to fly right in future.
Here's an example of a typical JJProdigy apology, posted at the 2+2 forum in the past:
“I do believe I have matured and developed a sense of morals and personal ethics. I was always too scared to apologize to the community, mostly due to the fact I didn’t think what I was doing was wrong. I finally realize now that I was cheating completely. I neglected my fellow poker players and cheated a wonderful thing we have with online poker. I betrayed a community I cared so much about all for selfish reasons. It shames me to think about it. I did it for so long, and I never had the courage to quit and admit what I was doing was wrong.”
“So, I write this to officially apologize to the community. I apologize to the people that have been close to me and have been given a negative name due to my actions. I apologize to all the players I played with under unknown names and gave myself an unfair advantage. I give my word that I will never multi-account again, and I will not play online until I am 18. I apologize to the sites that I unfairly took advantage of. I don’t expect to be forgiven right away, but I hope I can earn the forgiveness of the community, the sites, and even my friends.”
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