Deja Vu: More Online Cheating Allegations against Tokwiro Enterprises

by , Mar 17, 2008 | 9:32 pm

The UltimateBet cheating scandal is in full swing, as a third-party investigation has been ordered. As stated in a PokerWorks article, UB has confirmed that a player with the moniker “NioNio” had unusually high winning statistics and may have had an unfair advantage over other players.

Sound familiar? Does Absolute Poker ring a bell?

In some people’s minds, the Absolute Poker scandal was resolved when the Kahnawake Gaming Commission released its final decision on the matter. But to others, something didn’t seem right. And at the same time, there were already forum topics dedicated to allegations of cheating on AP’s sister site, UltimateBet. It’s all so confusing interesting.

Here are a few links to piece together:

1. Absolute Poker and UltimateBet are both owned by Tokwiro Enterprises. The owner of Tokwiro is Joe Norton, the man who served as the Grand Chief of the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory for about 25 years.

2. The Kahnawake Gaming Commission released its Absolute Poker scandal decision on January 11, 2008. UltimateBet’s press release acknowledges that it became aware of cheating allegations on January 12, 2008.

Coincidences? Really?

3 Comments to “Deja Vu: More Online Cheating Allegations against Tokwiro Enterprises”

  1. DanM

    Can’t wait for the 60 minutes story.

  2. Ed

    Was wondering how long it would take someone to post something here about this. I only knew about it because Frank, fom Life’s a Bluff, has been going on about it the past few days at his site.

  3. California Jen

    Frank has been one of the few members of the media to be very outspoken on several issues important to the poker community.

    Here’s the link: