California Jen

Posts by California Jen:

  • KGC Spokesperson Says List of Hamilton Co-Conspirators Will Not Be Released/Leaked

    11 Sep 2009

    As soon as the Kahnawake Gaming Commission released its final decision in the UltimateBet cheating scandal, the questions started hitting. Most of them concerned the secrecy around the list of 31 names said to be associated with Russ Hamilton. A discussion with Chuck Barnett, member of the Board of Supervisors of Mohawk Internet Technologies, provided […]

  • KGC Issues Final UB Scandal Report

    Account Names Released, Hamilton Said to Have 31 Co-Conspirators

    11 Sep 2009

    The Kahnawake Gaming Commission’s investigation into the UltimateBet cheating scandal has been concluded with the release of its final decision. The 11-page document does provide some new information. • In total, Tokwiro, owner of UltimateBet, refunded $22,054,351.91 to players affected by the cheating incidences. • Tokwiro paid $1.5 million in fines, plus the costs of […]

  • Harrah’s Takes Big Step Toward Online Gaming with 888

    11 Sep 2009

    It was no secret that Harrah’s Entertainment planned to enter the online gaming business, especially after hiring former PartyGaming bigwig Mitch Garber as the CEO of its new Interactive Entertainment division in May of this year. But the next big step was announced today. Gaming Intelligence reported that Harrah’s signed a deal with Dragonfish, a […]

  • Hot Boys: EPT Barcelona Winner Added

    09 Sep 2009

    In keeping with my newly-formed collection of the hottest boys of poker, I couldn’t resist adding this one to my list. Hello, Carter Phillips! The well-armed winner of the European Poker Tour’s Barcelona stop just collected 850,000 Euros for his victory in the tournament there. Is it just a coincidence that I’m open to […]

  • Isabelle Gone From Stars, Tiffany Renewed With UB

    09 Sep 2009

    While the criteria for getting, retaining, or losing online poker sponsorship deals remains a mystery in many cases, decisions are made, and we regurgitate from press releases report. Some are not surprising, like Jason Mercier signing with PokerStars, while others (like half the Full Tilt roster) are baffling. Regardless, two developments came to light today. […]

  • Maria Ho & Tiffany Michelle Set for Debut on Amazing Race

    09 Sep 2009

    It was pretty much confirmed by everyone but Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle, but now the CBS website lists the contestants for the upcoming broadcast of the Amazing Race, and they’re on it. The Associated Press provided a quote from Ho: “It’s obviously different from competition at the poker table,” said Ho, who came in […]

  • UltimateBet/Absolute Scandals Revisited

    07 Sep 2009

    Many in the poker industry consider the UltimateBet and Absolute Poker scandals resolved, at least as much as we can expect them to be considering the sources of any information and the lack of the ability to involve U.S. law enforcement due to jurisdictional issues. And while some of us still have eyes and ears […]

  • Hottest Boys of Poker

    28 Aug 2009

    Boys will be boys, and those of us in poker’s minority know this. The Wicked Chops entities made “hot girls” the norm for poker media, and the PokerListings guys have jumped on board with this gem, including comments about how their telephoto lenses are always “extended and ready.” Seriously, guys? Argh! But I’ve gotta be […]

  • Jeff Shulman to Shake Up Poker Industry

    Taking It to the Next Level, He Says?

    25 Aug 2009

    In the last edition of Card Player Magazine that I may receive (canceled the subscription after his initial WSOP comments), November Nine member Jeff Shulman takes the sly opportunity to make another unclear accusation point about the WSOP and Harrah’s. To refresh memories, Shulman was headed for the final table of the WSOP Main Event […]

  • PartyGaming Outbids Gamynia for WPT Assets

    24 Aug 2009

    At least we’ve heard of this company, right? It just came over the wire (errr, internet) that the Gamynia deal has been terminated in favor of an agreement to allow a PartyGaming subsidiary, Peerless Media Ltd., to purchase the WPT assets for a cool $12.3 million. Check ‘er out: PartyGaming Moves For World Poker Tour […]