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Old 10-15-2014, 01:45 PM   #1
 
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Article on Darren Woods getting prosecuted for Multi-Accounting

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Woods and Gharoon used the names and details of real people to open accounts with gaming companies and money bookers for online poker games, claimed Mr Campbell.

Woods allegedly "made money" from the fraudulently-opened accounts by playing at the same online poker table at the same time using different identities, giving him an advantage because he would unfairly know the hands of some of the other players.


Read more: http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/VE...#ixzz3GEV2qP2X
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Old 10-15-2014, 01:58 PM   #2
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Re: Article on Darren Woods getting prosecuted for Multi-Accounting

Quite hard to work out what happened. Doesn't look like the journalist knows what he's talking about.

Could be wrong but I'm guessing that alongside the cheating he had multiple affiliate accounts and he was getting rakeback from his multiple personas. Which is what the article focuses on.
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:09 PM   #3
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Re: Article on Darren Woods getting prosecuted for Multi-Accounting

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Old 10-15-2014, 02:14 PM   #4
 
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Re: Article on Darren Woods getting prosecuted for Multi-Accounting

Thanks for that Clicken.

I read the article as being prosecuted for defrauding poker sites with phony accounts to collect affiliate payments and rakeback as well as playing multiple seats at the same table.
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:22 PM   #5
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Re: Article on Darren Woods getting prosecuted for Multi-Accounting

This is such good news! Never ever thought he would have to go to court for this.
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:25 PM   #6
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Thanks for that Clicken.

I read the article as being prosecuted for defrauding poker sites with phony accounts to collect affiliate payments and rakeback as well as playing multiple seats at the same table.
I'm wondering if this ever reaches court if 888 had not lost out as well and it was only the other players being cheated through collusion.
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:42 PM   #7
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:47 PM   #8
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I'm wondering if this ever reaches court if 888 had not lost out as well and it was only the other players being cheated through collusion.
Guess not and no player cheated out of money by woods accounts got compensation from 888 (or ipoker).
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:03 PM   #9
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Re: Article on Darren Woods getting prosecuted for Multi-Accounting

Wow - i followed that other 2p2 thread about him, and everyone seemed sure (myself included) that 888's general statement that "they could not comment, but were working with the relevant authorities" was textbook PR stonewalling from a typically shady online poker company that just wanted to bury it ASAP. If they actually were working on this behind the scenes the entire time, good for them.
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:09 PM   #10
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Thanks for that Clicken.

I read the article as being prosecuted for defrauding poker sites with phony accounts to collect affiliate payments and rakeback as well as playing multiple seats at the same table.
What's amazing about the article is that in describing the wrongdoing that he's accused of, 95% of it is about simply opening accounts in other peoples' names...which -- while clearly out of bounds -- isn't the most appalling poker-related fraud (as evidenced by the long debates about playing under different screenames in these forums.)

The REAL dirty cheating, ofc, is that he was playing at the same table with multiple accounts...and yet that garnered only a one sentence mention in the article.

I played a fair amt with Dooshcom on 888. He always struck me as a lagy reg-fish. Never saw a dime in remuneration. Wonder if I ever will.
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:28 PM   #11
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I played a fair amt with Dooshcom on 888. He always struck me as a lagy reg-fish. Never saw a dime in remuneration. Wonder if I ever will.
The timing of this court case is interesting in that it coincides with the introduction of UK legislation for online gambling etc. I wonder if this in any way influenced 888 to take this to the police in the first place. It could of course be coincidence, and the Woods may have actually been charged some time ago.

Nevertheless, the fact that online poker is on the brink of being regulated in the UK perhaps increases your chances of getting remuneration now - as does this court case assuming a guilty verdict is reached.

The fact that Woods was a sponsored 888 pro only further underlines 888's obligation to remunerate those affected IMO.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:32 PM   #12
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I remember that the only statement from 888 at the time Woods was discovered as cheater was something like: "The case is handled by Grimsby police."
So i think the timing is indeed a coincidence.
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Old 10-15-2014, 05:04 PM   #13
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Re: Article on Darren Woods getting prosecuted for Multi-Accounting

GREAT for 888 for the efforts they took to make this happen.

I interacted with him one time in a social setting and he gave me such a dirty-vibe that I commented to others about my impression of him. Unfortunately, for the players he cheated, I was proven correct.

Every poker player should hope he gets the greatest punishment possible -- if only for the sake of deterrence.
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Old 10-15-2014, 05:09 PM   #14
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Re: Article on Darren Woods getting prosecuted for Multi-Accounting

Whose prosecuting him? This article is so poorly written I couldn't get through all of it. It sounds like they are making news out of a small claims case that isn't going anywhere
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Re: Article on Darren Woods getting prosecuted for Multi-Accounting

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What's amazing about the article is that in describing the wrongdoing that he's accused of, 95% of it is about simply opening accounts in other peoples' names...which -- while clearly out of bounds -- isn't the most appalling poker-related fraud (as evidenced by the long debates about playing under different screenames in these forums.)

The REAL dirty cheating, ofc, is that he was playing at the same table with multiple accounts...and yet that garnered only a one sentence mention in the article.

I played a fair amt with Dooshcom on 888. He always struck me as a lagy reg-fish. Never saw a dime in remuneration. Wonder if I ever will.
This.

Unfortunately, considering how crap 888 is, I doubt they will re-reimburse anyone Hope for the victims that they do get some remuneration though.
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