KGC Demands DOJ and UB Conclude Negotiations
Looks like the Full Tilt Poker press release writer got a
new job working for the Kahnawake Gaming Commission. The following was the press release sent out by the KGC on
"Since the actions taken by the US Attorney's Office for
the Southern District of New York (the SDNY) on April
15, 2011, the Commission has been in close and regular
discussions with its licensee, Blanca Games Inc. (Blanca), operating as Absolute Poker and UB. com
(AP/UB), to facilitate the reimbursement of both US
and non-US players.
Kahnawake Gaming Commission,
UB Cuts Full Roster of Pros as a Result of Black Friday
The hammer has fallen on UB's roster of sponsored pros. Blanca Gaming released a statement saying that
"Blancaâs executive management team today informed its
roster of sponsored pros that, in accordance with the
provisions of their agreements, their contracts have been
According to the press release:
"The full list of affected pros is as follows: Joe Sebok,
Prahlad Friedman, Eric âBasebaldyâ Baldwin, Maria
Ho, Brandon Cantu, Tiffany Michelle, Scott Ian,
âHollywoodâ Dave Stann, Adam âRoothlusâ
Levy, Bryan Devonshire and Trishelle Cannatella. "
I seriously doubt anyone is surprised at this.
Daniel Negreanu Disappointed With Poker Community Over UB/AP
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
Bring Out Your Dead - Cereus Network on Death Watch
Off in the distance, you can hear it. A faint cry that is
getting louder as time passes. If you're playing on Cereus, it's getting louder by the day. "Bring out your dead!"
online poker indictments,
Indicted Online Poker Sites Returning Money Sooner Than Expected
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.
Full Tilt Poker,
online poker indictments,
Victory Poker Leaving Cake Poker Network for Cereus?
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
Cake Poker Network,
Cereus Poker Network,
The 20 Most Influential People in Poker - #15 - Phil Hellmuth
Coming in at #15 on the list of the "20 Most Influential
People in Poker" is the man most synonymous with the World
Series of Poker. He is also the one poker player that
everyone loves to hate. Yes, #15 on the list is none other than Phil
World Series of Poker,
WSOP Main Event
Prahlad Friedman Beatdown Video = Epic Win
As most of you know, Prahlad Friedman (aka #AssClown to
@AsianSpa) recently signed with UB amid a flurry of
controversy. Â Now, someone has taken to the Youtube
airways with their own Prahlad Friedman "beatdown video"
entitled "Black and Yellow. "
All I am going to say is that this is an EPIC WIN of a
Prahlad Friedman a UB Pro - Sellout, Hypocrite, or Shrewd Businessman?
Prahlad Friedman has officially signed as a UB sponsored
pro. The announcement was made on UB's blog earlier today
with a video of Friedman pointing out that he is joining the
"new UB. "[assets/Uploads/Blog/Ted-Dibiase. jpg]Among the
initial reaction were cries of "sellout" from both fans and
Friedman a UB Pro? Maybe He Should Reconsider
Unless you have been living under a rock, or trapped in an
airport over the holidays, you know that Annie Duke and Phil
Hellmuth have both left UB. Â When Hellmuth's departure
was announced on December 30th, UB also hinted that new pros
would be added to the roster. Â Later that night, Allen
Kessler pointed out on twitter that Annie Duke's bio page
now had Prahlad's Friedman's name on it. Â Here is a shot
of the page:
With that, everyone has assumed that Friedman has indeed
signed a deal with UB.
Ultimatebet Cheating Scandal