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Daniel Negreanu Disappointed With Poker Community Over UB/AP

8 May 2011 , By: compncards
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Daniel Negreanu posted a blog on Saturday where he essentially called out the poker community as a whole for not blackballing UltimateBet (now UB and Absolute Poker) over the whole cheating scandal. Now it appears the companies are going to cut and run and he says that the community as a whole is at fault. I'm not going to disagree with Daniel's take on this as it always seemed odd to me how the company stayed in business. And it wasn't like there were other issues outside of the cheating scandal.
Categories: Absolute Poker, Daniel Negreanu, Live Poker, Online poker, UB, UB/AP

Indicted Online Poker Sites Returning Money Sooner Than Expected

1 May 2011 , By: compncards
Poker Jail
There is a really good chance that I am going to be wrong about the amount of time it will take players to get their money back from Full Tilt and PokerStars. As I discussed in my last blog, PokerStars is currently processing withdrawals from US players and there are reports from all over the US of players getting their funds back already. Now it appears that Full Tilt is ready to pay back funds. Earlier in the week, Full Tilt released an FAQ for US players saying that an announcement would be made regarding payouts later this week.
Categories: Absolute Poker, Black Friday, Full Tilt Poker, Karak, online poker indictments, PokerStars, Scott Tom, UB

Victory Poker Leaving Cake Poker Network for Cereus?

25 March 2011 , By: compncards
Victory Poker
Cake Poker announced on Thursday that they had entered a "strategic partnership" with PokerListings. com. The translation for those of you that don't speak poker business speak is that the Cake Poker Network was sold to PokerListings. VictoryPoker.
Categories: Absolute Poker, Andrew Robl, Antonio Esfandiari, AP, Cake Poker, Cake Poker Network, Cereus Poker Network, Joe Sebok, UB, Victory Poker

New Allegation of Cheating at UB Revealed True - Spin Doctors at Work

23 October 2010 , By: compncards
Spin Doctors
The spin doctors are at work regarding the "newly discovered" instance of cheating involving UltimateBet, now UB. com. Blanca Games, the current new owner of the Cereus Network, made the following statement:. Blanca understands and believes that the incident referred to by the Liquidator dates back to 2004 when the ultimatebet.
Categories: Absolute Poker, Blanca Games, Spin Doctor, UB, UB Cheating Scandal, Ultimate Bet

Cereus Security's Epic Fail

1 13 May 2010 , By: compncards
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Unless you have been under a rock for the last couple of weeks, you have heard about the Cereus security flaw. For those that have been under a rock, there was a flaw with the encryption that Cereus used that would allow someone to view another player’s hole cards over an unsecured wireless network. No instances of cheating have been discovered to date as a result and Cereus quickly changed their encryption over to a SSL based encryption. They are currently investigating to see if anyone used this flaw to exploit other players.
Categories: Absolute Poker, Cereus, UB