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Re: POKER/GAMBLING NEWS
« Reply #465 on: October 15, 2013, 07:16:28 PM »
Documentary on UltimateBet Scandal to Air

Doublehead Pictures will release its documentary on the UltimateBet cheating scandal on Tuesday October 22 in Video on Demand format.

Director Scott Bell is promoting production via Youtube and social and poker channels.

"After successfully launching a popular [online poker] site, a group of insiders used software access to defraud players over a period of years without detection. When discovered, they went to great lengths to cover-up the crimes in order to repay less than the amount stolen,” according to publicity material.

"Nobody was ever investigated, arrested, indicted or prosecuted for the crimes. The subtext is how a small group of players crowd-sourced an online investigation to force UltimateBet into repaying far more than they intended, if not fully."

Bell claims: "The guys who ran UltimateBet could not have succeeded at this without some level of player and poker media acquiescence during the boom years. That general sense of 'don’t rock the boat because we are all making a lot of money' thing.

“Working on this case is a story unto itself with a lot of ups/downs and weird twists. One example is the lawyer for Pierson, et al sending a young intern down to help us out last year on a Vegas shoot. I mean, spies. C’mon."

The promotional video may be viewed here

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Re: POKER/GAMBLING NEWS
« Reply #466 on: October 16, 2013, 10:54:42 PM »
Can't wait to watch that, what a scandal in the gambling world! I'm curious to see the end result.
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Re: POKER/GAMBLING NEWS
« Reply #467 on: October 17, 2013, 03:08:35 AM »
I'm interested to learn about Phil Hellmuth's and Annie Duke's involvement in all this too.

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Re: POKER/GAMBLING NEWS
« Reply #468 on: October 17, 2013, 05:46:27 AM »
It should be interesting to watch.I also have to admit I'm glad I didn't deposit a lot of money into these sites.I have a hard enough time winning when the site is legit. :(

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Re: POKER/GAMBLING NEWS
« Reply #469 on: November 08, 2013, 05:10:10 AM »
Norwegian Challenge Set to Prove Poker Involves Skill

A poker pro has challenged a local politician to a $170,000 (NKR 1 million) challenge which he accepted in an attempt to prove that poker is a game of skill.

Ola “Odd Oddsen” Amundsrud and local Progress Party politician Erlend Wiborg will face off in to prove to Norwegian lawmakers that there is no luck involved.

Poker is not legal in Norway so the challenge will have to commence in another location although legislators are considering legalization with tight regulation which will likely include taxation.

Thus far, details regarding the when and where of the challenge are unknown.

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Re: POKER/GAMBLING NEWS
« Reply #470 on: November 22, 2013, 04:36:02 AM »
Thanks for passing through this resourceful poker gambling news here......its quite helpful for beginners...nice share....!!

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Re: POKER/GAMBLING NEWS
« Reply #471 on: November 22, 2013, 11:25:43 PM »
That should be a real interesting game to watch! How is that politician gna talk his why outta that one if he loses!  LOL
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« Reply #472 on: November 23, 2013, 05:27:55 AM »
That should be a real interesting game to watch! How is that politician gna talk his why outta that one if he loses!  LOL

Assuming he does lose of course....

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Re: POKER/GAMBLING NEWS
« Reply #473 on: November 23, 2013, 05:33:59 AM »
13 Sites Included in NJ Online Gambling Soft Launch

Thursday was the launch of online gambling in New Jersey and the only unexpected event was the lack of the Golden Nugget.

As of 6pm EST on Thursday, the official five-day soft launch began in an effort to work out any kinks prior to the official launch.

There were a total of 13 online gambling websites that launched on Thursday night including:

Borgata-Bwin-PartyPoker

www.Borgatacasino.com,
www.Borgatapoker.com,
www.NJ.Partypoker.com,

Caesars Entertainment - 888

www.HarrahsCasino.com,
www.WSOP.com,
us.888.com,
us.888poker.com,
us.888casino.com,

Caesars Entertainment - Amaya Gaming

www.CaesarsCasino.com,

Tropicana - Gamesys

www.tropicanacasino.com,
www.virgincasino.com,

Trump Plaza - Betfair

www.betfaircasino.com

Trump Taj Mahal - Ultimate Gaming

www.ucasino.com.

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Re: POKER/GAMBLING NEWS
« Reply #474 on: January 10, 2014, 04:31:39 AM »
Full Tilt to Offer Casino Games

In an attempt to attract more players, Full Tilt Poker will feature various casino games on its site.

The process will be done slowly to determine its success and its sister site, PokerStars, has no plans to follow suit.

Testing of games including Blackjack and Roulette is underway.

Players should also take note of Full Tilt’s release of “Adrenaline Rush” which involves 4-handed tables with preflop action and 10 big blinds max. The concept is meant to take a player to a new table when they fold. Raise Max and Quick Fold options are integrated and according to a spokesman, the speed will surpass that of the Rush product.


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Re: POKER/GAMBLING NEWS
« Reply #475 on: March 29, 2014, 12:16:40 PM »
In an attempt to attract more players, Full Tilt Poker will feature various casino games on its site.

Interesting tactic, particularly the low key approach in how it is being done... I mean, I get the site's newsletters and read (or at least skim) most of them yet I don't remember this move ever being announced ???

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Re: POKER/GAMBLING NEWS
« Reply #476 on: March 29, 2014, 12:47:57 PM »
Poker Host Moving to Equity Poker Network

Reportedly Poker Host is set to leave the Merge Gaming Network to join the Equity Poker Network (EPN) within the next two weeks.

According to reports:

* Segregated player funds will remain in Pokerhost’s control.

* Deposit and withdrawal methods will not change.

* All VIP points earned will be converted to a new VIP program.

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Re: POKER/GAMBLING NEWS
« Reply #477 on: November 03, 2014, 10:20:43 AM »
Don't Give In To Amaya (5th of November Protest)

Big poker forum 2+2 announced protest against new Pokerstars policy.

Amaya/Pokerstars have a monopoly on online poker and are making any changes that they believe will increase their bottom line. They have just increased rake across most games.
Added a 2.5% margin on cashouts and deposits when changing currencies.
It is time for players to do something. While it may seem that player power is limited, history has shown that organized player movement can have results. The alternative is to do nothing and let Amaya walk all over you.

A few ideas:

i) A mass player sitout on the 5th of November at 6pm(GMT). At this time you open as many tables as you can and sitout for 2 hours. Explain to other players why this is happening.
ii) Do not use the name pokerstars anywhere. If you do this it gives the company soft advertising. Pokerstars was the old company, Amaya is the present. Call them Amaya.
iii) An organized player movement away from Amaya. Players join together as a union/single group and approach the other sites. If this group of players is significant enough they should be able to negotiate a deal with those sites that gives them amazing rewards and customer service.

How can you protest/what should you do?

- Do not play on Pokerstars/Full Tilt on the 5th of November
- Withdraw money from the sites
- Spread the word and tell others

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Re: POKER/GAMBLING NEWS
« Reply #478 on: November 08, 2014, 10:32:40 AM »
i) A mass player sitout on the 5th of November at 6pm(GMT). At this time you open as many tables as you can and sitout for 2 hours. Explain to other players why this is happening.

--> Really nice idea. Breaking ToS by "mass sitout" ended up with temporary bans by Poker Stars  LOL I guess people never learn.
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