And here we thought most boys his age wanted an hour's time in the local 'house of ill repute'....
Hats off to the crew at poker-king.com for this one. According to their piece, 17-year-old Josh Field (a.k.a. 'JJProdigy'), the unrepentant underage player and noted multiaccounter whose actions have continually pushed the boundaries of sites' promises and wishes to offer fair online play in major events, now wants to be forgiven for his past actions as his 18th birthday nears. (No doubt a good third of the posting crowd over at Pocket Fives is proclaiming his cause, too.)
Sorry, but no way, at least as far as the online game is concerned. (He can get tossed out of casinos for shooting angles late on.) No one cares about any given 15-year-old or 17-year-old online cheater in a personal sense, because young punks are a dime per ten thousand, mad poker sk1llz of a few of them aside. The problem is the personal lack of ethics involved, the very intentional and willing actions of Field and other underage cheaters to endanger the very industry for the sake of personal gain. -Any- industry has an issue when it allows its ethical standards to be set by 17-year-olds. There's a reason why 17-year-olds don't make the rules, and no, 17-year-olds don't get it. That's part of being a 17-year-old, y'know.
As for Field's sudden streak of repentance? Smells about as authentic as a three-dollar bill. It says here that Field gives a rat's ass about anything except his personal bottom line, and whatever else he has to endanger to get there, so be it. I'm gonna guess I won't receive an invite to the fan club, right?