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Old 03-07-2008, 09:02 PM   #1
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Statement from Ultimate Bet

Hi Everyone:

We just received this from Ultimate Bet and they asked us to post it. So here it is.

Best wishes,
Mason

ULTIMATEBET INTERIM STATEMENT


Contact: Press@ultimatebet.com


Montreal, Canada (March 6, 2008) – UltimateBet (UB), one of the ten largest online poker cardrooms, today issued the following interim statement with respect to allegations of unfair play on its site.

“On January 12, 2008, UltimateBet was alerted to allegations that a player with the online handle “NioNio” exhibited abnormally high winning statistics and was accused of having an unfair advantage during play. These allegations were made both directly to UltimateBet by concerned players and the KGC, and indirectly through several web forums. The allegations also included reports of suspicious activity concerning the deletion of the NioNio account and other accounts that may have been related to this scheme.

“We immediately launched an extensive inquiry involving an independent third-party expert to review hundreds of thousands of hand histories, all of which were promptly locked down and made available to this expert. The initial findings of our third-party expert confirm that the NioNio account’s winning statistics were indeed abnormal, and we have expanded the investigation to look into whether an unfair advantage existed, how such a scheme might have been perpetrated, and whether additional accounts beyond those of NioNio were involved.

“UltimateBet is in regular communications and contact with its regulatory authority, The Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC), and will continue to cooperate fully with that body.

“UltimateBet is determined to complete a full and thorough investigation. We pride ourselves on providing a safe, secure playing environment for our customers. The investigation has proven to be extremely complex and, therefore, has been more extensive and taken much longer than initially expected. We continue to aggressively pursue the matter and will communicate the findings of our full investigation to our regulatory authority and to our customer base as soon as practicable.”

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Old 03-07-2008, 09:04 PM   #2
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yawn
UB really started going down the drain about 1.5 years ago
Also, maybe next time send this out with in the week, instead of with in 6 months.
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:05 PM   #3
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So they're saying "yea he's been winning a lot" and it took them 2 months to also see that?
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:05 PM   #4
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:06 PM   #5
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so how can they not know how it happened?

it's their ****, isn't it?

shouldn't they know how it could ever be possible to take advantage of THEIR stuff?

idiots.
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:08 PM   #6
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gg UB
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:09 PM   #7
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better than absolute tho rite!!
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:10 PM   #8
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Another 3 months until next response.
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:11 PM   #9
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Hi Everyone:



The initial findings of our third-party expert confirm that the NioNio account’s winning statistics were indeed abnormal, and we have expanded the investigation to look into whether an unfair advantage existed, how such a scheme might have been perpetrated, and whether additional accounts beyond those of NioNio were involved.
god do i ever hope they don't cover it up and hope they confirm he cheated.

i debated some other guy for 6 months on another site that this could happen and probably is happening. he and a dozen supporters all told me i was nuts.

haha!!!!!

that would be 2 online poker sites guilty
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:15 PM   #10
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Re: Statement from Ultimate Bet

Mike Omaha NE: What's your favorite pocket hand? Mine would have to be a 9, 2 offsuit.

Phil Hellmuth: 2 black nines!


nio = nine in swedish


hmmmmmmm
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:15 PM   #11
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In a seperate announcement, UB has announced a series of HU high stakes NLHE between Phil Hellmuth and Dwan.....
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:33 PM   #12
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Lol go **** yourself UB/AP. No one gives a **** about your pathetic statements or "investigations".
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:39 PM   #13
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Three months for a zero content email..... lol what
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:45 PM   #14
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Three months for a zero content email..... lol what
ya seriously, they would have been better off not saying ****, now they just look like bigger douches
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:03 PM   #15
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has the traffic at UB/AP gone down since this **** started surfacing?
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