ANNIE DUKE SPEAKS OUT ON UB SCANDAL (Update)
20th May, 2013 at 14:54:57
Never knew about "God-Made Software"
Poker pro Annie Duke has posted a statement on Facebook regarding the latest developments in the Ultimatebet hole card cheating scandal.
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HELLMUTH COMMENTS ON NEW ULTIMATEBET DISCLOSURES (Update)
13th May, 2013 at 12:28:53
13-time World Series of Poker bracelet holder expresses regret and claims he was not fully informed of developments
The World Series of Poker's most successful player, international ace Phil Hellmuth, has released a statement on his involvement with UltimateBet in the wake of the fresh disclosures on Youtube tapes of a discussion between key UltimateBet execs and lawyers (see previous report).
ULTIMATE BET BAD PENNY TURNS UP AGAIN (Update)
12th May, 2013 at 09:07:51
You can't keep a good scandal down....
The multi-million dollar Ultimatebet hole card cheating scandal which ten years ago started creating reams of bad industry press (see previous reports), surfaced again over the weekend with the publication of a tape purporting to record a discussion on the cheating software between lawyers and Ultimatebet executives including the now notorious Russ Hamilton.
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IS THE AUTHOR OF NEW ONLINE POKER BOOK IMPARTIAL?
19th August, 2012 at 03:26:22
Questions are being asked about author Ben Mezrich's connections to Absolute poker founders
The news earlier this week that acclaimed author Ben Mezrich is to write a book about the Absolute Poker scandal (see previous reports) has created ripples of interest across internet poker message board and information sites, questioning Mezrich's apparently benevolent view of the frat boys from Montana who founded, and were allegedly deeply involved in, the cheating scandal that left thousands of players out millions of dollars.
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ANOTHER BOOK ON ABSOLUTE POKER
16th August, 2012 at 04:07:32
"Bringing Down the House" author is writing a book on hole card scandal
With a documentary film and a book by an online poker journalist both imminent (see previous reports), the Absolute Poker cheating debacle is already due to receive further wide coverage, but this week noted author Ben Mezrich revealed that he, too, is working on a book on internet poker's biggest ever scandal.
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BLANCA GAMES POKER PLAYERS MAY BE AMONG THE LAST FOR PAYMENT
09th August, 2012 at 05:57:03
Advisory from the KGC indicates Blanca licence was not renewed in June
The Kahnawake Gaming Commission generated extensive media coverage Wednesday with a statement on the situation regarding its former licensee, Absolute Poker and UltimateBet operator and owner Blanca Games.
DOCUMENTARY ON THE ULTIMATEBET SCANDAL PROCEEDING APACE (Update)
03rd August, 2012 at 07:34:35
Trailer vid now up on Youtube
Scott Bell's documentary film (see previous reports) on the notorious UltimateBet poker cheating scandal is apparently gathering momentum as more interested parties come forward for interview following an invitation from producers DoubleHead Pictures.
ABSOLUTE POKER ET AL TO SURRENDER ASSETS (Update)
01st August, 2012 at 03:58:19
Lawyer confirms deal with US Justice Department
Yesterday's report that Absolute Poker et al has also reached an agreement with the US Justice Department (see previous reports) has been confirmed by company legal representative Jerry Bernstein, who told US media Tuesday that the deal included the forfeiture of Absolute Poker's remaining assets to the government.
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THIS TIME THE FULL TILT POKER RUMOURS ARE TRUE (Update)
31st July, 2012 at 12:24:32
FTP announces successful takeover negotiations
Late Tuesday afternoon GMT the Full Tilt Poker offices in Dublin issued a statement confirming rumours over the weekend that a deal has been hammered out that sees the US Department of Justice agree to the acquisition of FTP by Pokerstars, paving the way for players to be paid at last.
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DVD ON THE POKER HOLE CARD SCANDAL PLANNED
27th July, 2012 at 04:41:28
Ultimatebet may wish this would just go away, but there's an abiding interest in poker's biggest cheating scam
Online poker player and writer Scott Bell told the Quadjacks poker information site this week that he is planning on turning his extensive research and writing effort on the Ultimatebet cheating scandal into a documentary film about internet poker's biggest scam.
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CEREUS POKER SITES CLOSE TO RESOLUTION WITH U.S. ENFORCEMENT?
13th April, 2012 at 02:36:43
Negotiations at a sensitive stage
After months of silence, an unidentified and 'informal' source at Cereus Poker Network sites Absolute Poker and UltimateBet told the online poker information portal PocketFives this week that its negotiations with the US Department of Justice regarding involvement in the Black Friday indictments was close to bearing fruit.
NEW ACTION AGAINST ULTIMATEBET BY POKER PLAYERS
17th January, 2012 at 12:00:24
High stakes players claim that hole card scandal cost players $20 million
Courthouse News reports that eight US, Canadian and Peru poker players have filed a federal RICO complaint flowing from the UltimateBet.com hole card scandal (see previous reports), citing the online poker site and ten 'John Does' and claiming that some $20 million was stolen from players, with prejudice to themselves of $2 million.
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UB POKER PRIVACY LEAK UNDER INVESTIGATION (Update)
10th December, 2011 at 00:14:01
Personal banking or credit card details were not compromised, online poker site claims
UltimateBet.com, the online poker site that hit the headlines last week when confidential player data was published on a website by person or persons unknown (see previous report), has assured its players that personal banking, social security and credit card information has not been compromised, and that an investigation is in progress.
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KAHNAWAKE GAMING COMMISSION MOVES ON CEREUS PLAYER ISSUES
25th October, 2011 at 02:45:33
Complaining players reassured that moves are afoot to achieve a "financially beneficial solution."
The Kahnawake Gaming Commission's dispute management moved this week to assure aggrieved Absolute Poker and UltimateBet players that the jurisdiction is working to achieve a "financially beneficial solution" to their cases, and that a breakthrough may be imminent.
POKER SLEUTH WRITES A BOOK ON THE GAME'S BIGGEST CHEATING SCANDAL
10th May, 2011 at 02:46:46
Hintze signs with publishing house for book on the Absolute Poker and UBPoker cheating debacles
Given the abiding interest in the multi-million dollar Absolute Poker and UltimateBet online poker cheating scandals among millions of poker players around the world, a forthcoming book will likely achieve significant sales.
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