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  • Flags of the United Kingdom on PokerStars

    Interesting comment in the Blog Section from member @Darth_vibe

    I don't think I've ever seen a Welsh or Scottish flag in the PokerStars client. It seems that they are all covered under the umbrella of the United Kingdom.

    I think it would be nice if players had a choice to select the flag of their chosen nationality in cases like this. Does anyone know if it's possible?

    Raiser
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    Yes, players should be able to choose their flag when creating their account.
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  • #2
    It isn't, I asked long ago on a 2+2 thread.

    I wanted to change mine to the Irish flag but was told I could only use the Union flag. Not too happy about it but nothing I can do either.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bhoylegend View Post
      It isn't, I asked long ago on a 2+2 thread.

      I wanted to change mine to the Irish flag but was told I could only use the Union flag. Not too happy about it but nothing I can do either.
      [@bhoylegend] Shame It's a pity, should be allowed, I wonder what the reason is?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by royalraise85 View Post
        [@bhoylegend] Shame It's a pity, should be allowed, I wonder what the reason is?

        Raiser
        At a very loose estimate I would say their reasoning is to avoid spillover of political/religious sentiment to the poker tables.

        Would they recognise Palestine? Catalunya? Basque region? Although these areas are all part of larger nation states they have their own governments etc. and certainly have their own national indentidies but I'd imaging it would be contentious for Pokerstars to allow people to express their national identity in that way especially when poker is largely a grey area in many states, it doesn't take much for governments to move against them.

        I don't think I need elaborate on where the Irish flag and the Union flag fits in the puzzle.

        It is just a guess but I think there is some logic too it even if it's not the actual reason @royalraise85

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        • #5
          You can still upload an image of your chosen flag surely?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by PlasticPearl View Post
            You can still upload an image of your chosen flag surely?
            Hi [@PlasticPearl]

            Yeah, you can always upload an avatar pic of your flag but we are talking about the flag that appears beside your name in the tournament lobby for results etc There's no option to change that.

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