Thank you for your responses.
I received an email from GSN this morning, telling me that - as Claire stated - you really don’t get any reward for being 1st, 2nd or 3rd at the end of a tournament. Everyone gets the same rewards, which I find odd as 1) I’m now not as incentivicized as I was before to place in the top 3, and 2) I am less inclined to purchase the coins necessary to get and/or stay there.
In response to Carlin: Apparently GSN has applied the rewards for me…but to an OLD account that is linked to Facebook - no longer used, on a device that is no longer working. I have sent a screenshot of the current account and am hoping that they will “do the right thing” and apply those rewards to the active account and the one I was playing when the “freeze” happened.
If GSN refuses to put the rewards where they rightfully belong, I have two options: 1) accept it as an “oh, well” and continue playing, or delete the app.