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Pokeraddict 08-30-2010 07:36 PM

Ultimatebet.com Now Forwards to Depositbonus.com, But What Are They Up To?
 
I was writing a blog post about Ultimatebet.com now forwarding away from UB.com and to a domain depositbonus.com. When I was checking this site I noticed that a lot of the content looked familiar. I used to work at Bonuswhores.com, which is now Pokerbonuses.com. I started copying and pasting content into Google and sure enough their content matched word for word. For example:

http://www.depositbonus.com/cake-poker-review/

"In addition to the sign-up bonus, players will also receive 33% rakeback through PokerBonuses."

They didn't even change "PokerBonuses" to their own site. You will see the exact line here:

http://www.pokerbonuses.com/cake-poker

In fact the entire page is almost word for word.

Note their reload bonus feed is exactly the same:

http://www.depositbonus.com/updated-bonuses/

http://www.pokerbonuses.com/bonusfeed.php

Also note they didn't bother to even use their own bonus codes:

http://www.depositbonus.com/sign-up-bonuses-for-the-us/

http://www.pokerbonuses.com/

In a hurry this site was thrown together for one reason or another. I'm not going to speculate why. They did almost a complete copy/paste of Pokerbonuses.com. I know for a fact they did not have consent. Using duplicate content, especially without using your own bonus codes in completely pointless unless one just wanted to capitalize off of the traffic being pointed to that domain using your own links. Note neither AP or UB are promoted there even though Ultimatebet.com forwards to it.

The site has been notified and changes are already being made but what are they up to? I have a bunch of screenshots as well in case it changes and there are any questions later.

mersenneary 08-30-2010 07:45 PM

Re: Ultimatebet.com Now Forwards to Depositbonus.com, But What Are They Up To?
 
heh.

IPlayDonkaments 08-30-2010 07:50 PM

Re: Ultimatebet.com Now Forwards to Depositbonus.com, But What Are They Up To?
 
yet another reminder you shouldn't play at Cereus network

AdamSmall 08-30-2010 08:10 PM

Re: Ultimatebet.com Now Forwards to Depositbonus.com, But What Are They Up To?
 
Hello all,

As a representative of the company that owns PokerBonuses.com (formerly BonusWhores.com), I'm simply posting to confirm that we are not in any way associated with this website. Ever since we saw their duplicate content earlier today, we've been working nonstop to ensure that it is taken down. That appears to be happening now...

Gullanian 08-30-2010 08:23 PM

Re: Ultimatebet.com Now Forwards to Depositbonus.com, But What Are They Up To?
 
http://www.ip-adress.com/reverse_ip/66.212.244.162

This site is also hosted on Cereus servers apparently:
http://trustservicesltd.com/

Funny name for a business considering they are incredibly corrupt :) One to avoid I guess.

Lots of other bonus domains that take you straight to UB.com

http://www.domaintools.com/reverse-i...positbonus.com
100kprobounty.com
21bet.biz
21bet.cc

Over 1,000 more apparently lol

ElevenGrover 08-30-2010 08:24 PM

Re: Ultimatebet.com Now Forwards to Depositbonus.com, But What Are They Up To?
 
Yet ub.com still goes to the poker site. Before long, you won't even remember that the current UB use to be that shady insider cheating hack site UltimateBet just like you don't remember Accenture use to be Andersen Consulting part of Enron cronies Arthur Andersen. I just commented to somebody today that there are over 1000 domains belonging to Cereus which all point to the primary cereus IP address. From there, they are steered to various sites; many of them currently to depositbonus.com. Couple examples below:

classicub.net
oldschoolpoker.net

edit: I was using Robtex the other day and there were only a couple hundred. Seems like they might be in the process of buying up a bunch of domain names for whatever plan they are cooking up. BTW, Trust Services seems to be the arm which is currently overseeing fraud monitoring. Nolan Bolusan works for Trust Services in his role as fraud monitor. His Linked In page used to say:

Costa Rica - Fraud & Risk Manager at Trust Services Ltd June 2007 - Present ( 3 years )
Previous
•Security Analyst Supervisor at MultiPlay May 2004 - June 2007 ( 3 years 2 months )

MultiPlay was another sub company used by UltimateBet/Excapsa. He wiped his page when his name was outed here before.

obviously.bogus 08-30-2010 08:40 PM

Re: Ultimatebet.com Now Forwards to Depositbonus.com, But What Are They Up To?
 
The depositbonus.com/pokerbonuses.com/Bonuswhores.com duplicate content/codes is curious, but nowhere near as interesting as ...

How TF did UltimateBet/UB allow Ultimatebet.com to be forwarded to anywhere but UB.com????

EGarrett 08-30-2010 09:39 PM

Re: Ultimatebet.com Now Forwards to Depositbonus.com, But What Are They Up To?
 
So what does this mean? Ultimatebet no longer exists? They just disappeared from the face of the Earth? Or did they get hacked? I'm confused.

Kevmath 08-30-2010 09:48 PM

Re: Ultimatebet.com Now Forwards to Depositbonus.com, But What Are They Up To?
 
UB is still around, it appears they're just ditching the Ultimate Bet brand.

roueful 08-30-2010 09:50 PM

Re: Ultimatebet.com Now Forwards to Depositbonus.com, But What Are They Up To?
 
Check the content on this page xxhttp://www.depositbonus.com/become-an-online-poker-affiliate/

That appears to be ripped from http://www.onlinepokeraffiliate.org/

LOL Cereusly

R*R 08-30-2010 09:59 PM

Re: Ultimatebet.com Now Forwards to Depositbonus.com, But What Are They Up To?
 
Wow that is one of the weirdest redirects I have ever seen.
I don't get the benefit to UltimateBet as the site promos several poker
sites other than UB. Then I can't imagine Cereus letting go of the www.ultimatebet.com.
So is it them. Is it a rogue? Did they let the url go? So weird.

Maybe more research is needed. whois etc...

I mean this really is crazy and the content theft is one of the worst things
possible on the www.
Content theft really pisses me off.

Kevmath 08-30-2010 10:15 PM

Re: Ultimatebet.com Now Forwards to Depositbonus.com, But What Are They Up To?
 
From twitter.com/UB:

Quote:

was recently acquired by Blanca Games. The ultimatebet.com domain name was not included in the transaction. Only UB.com now.
The WHOIS for ultimatebet.com:

Quote:

Registrant:
Game Theory
Vincenti Buildings Suite 296
Valletta, Valletta VLT08
Malta

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: ULTIMATEBET.COM
Created on: 14-Apr-99
Expires on: 14-Apr-16
Last Updated on: 12-Feb-07

Administrative Contact:
Registration, IT itreg@ultimatebet.com
Game Theory
Vincenti Buildings Suite 296
Valletta, Valletta VLT08
Malta
23260000 Fax --

Sub-Zer0118 08-30-2010 10:20 PM

Re: Ultimatebet.com Now Forwards to Depositbonus.com, But What Are They Up To?
 
This is very weird. If there company is just "UB" now what will that stand for? Nothing? Whaa? Interesting.

R*R 08-30-2010 10:25 PM

Re: Ultimatebet.com Now Forwards to Depositbonus.com, But What Are They Up To?
 
Wow. They are going to be getting a ton of hits too.
Any link on the many poker websites and afiliate websites on the web not
changed from www.ultimatebet.com to www.ub.com will likely go there.

Great redirect for someone. But who the hell is it?
They have this redirect which could mean loads of cash and they can't even
afford thier own content writers. This whole thing is sick and somewhat facinating at the same time.

PS: I hope some of the great 2p2 researchers have a look at this.

R*R 08-30-2010 10:30 PM

Re: Ultimatebet.com Now Forwards to Depositbonus.com, But What Are They Up To?
 
PA can u PM your blog name.


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