Brian Hastings Opens Up About Multi-accounting

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Anyone who followed the 2015 World Series of Poker this summer live or via online reports, must have noticed Brian Hastings's amazing run that netted him over one million dollars and two gold bracelets.

However, it was a bittersweet moment as at the same time the online poker world accused him of both multi-accounting (under the "NoelHayes" account on Pokerstars), and playing on Pokerstars using a VPN from the United States during the 2015 SCOOP.

Now, in a new interview with Pokernews.com from the 2015 WSOPE, Hastings reveals that it was his depression that led him to "make a regretful lapse in judgement":

"After two years of therapy, trying hard to find alternative solutions, and continuing to feel helpless, I made a regretful lapse in judgment. I just wanted to be able to play the game I love, and that made me who I am today, in the way I used to be able to. My depressed state of mind prevented me from thinking about the situation in the way others have thought about it for a while and I realize now. For that, I apologize.", Hastings said.

According to the interview, Hastings is now trying to figure out an alternative career path to start working toward that would mean less poker hands for him in the future.

You can read the full interview from here.

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