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More here: UB running a Phil Hellmuth look-alike contest
In a statement released yesterday, the Kahnawake Gaming Commission laid the lion’s share of the blame for the recent cheating scandal at Ultimate Bet at the feet of Russ Hamilton, an individual often referred to as one of the original owners of UB (or one of the several associated companies), but who the KGC report describes as an “individual associated with Ultimate Bet’s affiliate program.” KGC ruled that UB has to, among other things, refund all players who were cheated, submit to heavy oversight, and pay a fine of 1.5 million. Sound familiar
With 10 years under its belt, Sportingbet has a lot to celebrate, and its poker site Paradise Poker has no qualms dishing out lots of extra cash for the party. The fun starts October first with the kickoff of the €10+€1 with €10,000 added tournaments. The tournaments will run daily from Oct.
Players on Mansion Poker are now officially part of the iPoker network, which means they will have access to more opponents and even get a crack at the coveted European Championship of Online Poker (ECOOP). The transition should be smooth for all Mansion players as accounts will be moved onto the iPoker network complete with user settings and player points. Player points have been converted into new Mansion Club Points, a new and improved points system.
Yoshihiro takes home $128,250 for the first-place finish in Seoul, nearly $50,000 more than his countryman and second-place finisher Hidenari Shiono.
It’s a little strange to see these opinions from a generally sober corner of the pokerverse, but after the last year with the scandals at UB and Absolute, it’s pretty hard for anyone to not have had their faith in the integrity of online poker shaken.
More here: Affiliate tournament busted in Spain
The war of words began last week when Rosenkrantz chewed Benyamine out for an alleged hit and run at $300/$600. Benyamine split in short order to go play with durrrr and the gang at RailHeaven (for more information click here). Rosenkrantz also mentioned that he would never “quit” Benyamine at heads-up because it was too profitable.
The second to last event in the WSOPE series brought out a total of 165 players for this three day event. With 20,000 in total chips for each player (in a format best described as “Second Chance”), this deep-stacked event brought out many of poker biggest names.
Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate is giving the lawyers for the defendant domains additional time to file legal briefs before he holds the hearing in what he describes as a “very complex” case. One favorable outcome of today’s hearing, according to published reports, is that none of the domain names seized last week by the state will have to transfer ownership during the postponement. The eyes of the online poker community had been on today’s potentially groundbreaking hearing, which sought to determine whether the state would be successful in its attempt to seize control of the domain names of all online gambling Web sites accessible to Kentucky users