Traffic Plummets at Pitbull Poker Over Superuser Allegations
The allegations of cheating over at Pitbull Poker are flying high and it looks like the site has done very little to address concerns. For those unfamiliar with the situation, user "Chesterboy" and others have alleged that there are superusers at the site. Owners of the site will not talk to the media but have been answering complaints via poker forums such as TwoPlusTwo.
When requested that hand histories be released, the site only released the last 1,000 hands by Chesterboy, but by that point, he had quit playing in the games he felt rigged. Requests for hand histories for a specific time period when he felt the game was rigged were denied.
Furthermore, players that have spoken out against Pitbull Poker, including Chesterboy, have had their IP addresses banned. Also, players are beginning to have a tough time withdrawing money. Also, the max that a user can cash out during a seven day period is only $1,000.
It now looks like another user is coming forth with some hand histories that involve the suspected superuser accounts. What will come for of players investigating this remains to be seen.
In the meantime, Pitbull's refusal to really do anything about this matter has killed their traffic. The site now has a peak of only 50 players in ring games and the traffic is slowing down even further. The usernames associated with the scandal has conveniently disappeared as well.
I don't know about you, but this seems like Pitbull either got caught with their pants down, or with their hand in the cookie jar. I don't have any proof that Pitbull execs are behind the cheating, but looking at their reactions to everything that is going on, one has to at least entertain the idea.
Don't expect this site to stay online much longer. Hopefully some of the other sites will take heed and not follow Pitbull's lead when there are superuser allegation.