MSNBC reports on UB/AP scandals

by , Sep 18, 2008 | 8:41 am

For those that have forgotten, an article today on brings up the scandal yet again. Mike Brunker ties in a $80m (Canadian) claim against the former owner of UB –Excapsa Software Inc. of Toronto by Blast-Off Ltd. of Malta (the current UB owner).

It goes over the details of the two scandals, including mentions of NioNio, Russ Hamilton’s alleged involvement, 2+2 posters help in breaking the scandal, among other items, definitely worth reading.

5 Comments to “MSNBC reports on UB/AP scandals”

  1. DanM

    Damn, this is huge-ish. An $85 million lawsuit … and Phil Hellmuth marching front and center …

    BTW, I am hearing rumors from the Borgata — totally unconfirmed at this point — that Mark Seif will be leaving Absolute Poker at the end of this month. (Something to do with a contract expiration.) Again, just rumors … but still, interesting.

  2. Kevin Mathers

    Seif was on Pokerroad Radio yesterday, and his involvement with the company was brought up. He mentioned that he would reserve comment until the investigation is complete but that he does have an out with them. I’ll have to listen to it again to get it complete.

  3. DanM

    I just finished reading the complete MSNBC article … and though nothing is pinned on Hellmuth or Annie Duke, I do get the sense that I will be eating my words defending them in the face of Jen’s criticism of their continued involvement with Ultimate Bet.

  4. Kevin Mathers

    While they’re not involved in the scandal directly, having both Hellmuth and Duke at the front of the article can’t be good for their image. It makes the upcoming 60 Minutes piece (maybe Sept. 28?) all the more interesting.

  5. DanM

    Yep, and all this with an online poker bill in the balance …

    I feel queasy.