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Old 07-19-2012, 06:01 PM   #1
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WPT signs Joe Sebok (Edit: Not happening)

From Jeanine Deeb's twitter:

Look who has joined the @WorldPokerTour teaaam!!!! @joesebok WOOHOO!! ❤ pic.twitter.com/t3yvzA7k

WPT saying a big fu to the poker community with this signing.


Edit: This post from Isaac Haxton sums it up nicely, IMO:

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It's not like he was an investigative journalist who tried his best to dig up a story and failed. He was a paid representative of UB, spun that role as some sort of "I'm gonna get to the bottom of this!" bull****, learned nothing, and then turned around and assured people that it was safe to play on UB.

The people who believed him lost every dime they had on the site when the **** hit the fan. He continues to tweet about his awesome life and his sweet house on Hermosa Beach that he pays for with money UB stole and gave to him to tell people they weren't crooks. He's never even made a proper public apology or admitted his role in helping UB rob more people.

If anything, he doesn't get enough hate. The fact that poker related businesses continue to pay him money to use his name in association with their products is mind-blowing.

Last edited by Kevmath; 07-19-2012 at 09:56 PM. Reason: put Isaac Haxton post into OP
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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Re: WPT signs Joe Sebok

i guess i wont play any more wpts then
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:04 PM   #3
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Re: WPT signs Joe Sebok

double facepalm!!!

Cant believe Sexton let this go down.... He knows whats going on in the community as much as anyone,,,,
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:10 PM   #4
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Re: WPT signs Joe Sebok

very nice pick-up for WPT. Joe will stay positive for them during any amount of adversity
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:13 PM   #5
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Re: WPT signs Joe Sebok

extremely sad
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:13 PM   #6
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Re: WPT signs Joe Sebok

Good to see Joe back in the community. This must mean he has found the missing UB/AP hand histories and is using the WPT as his platform to announce where the $$ is.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:17 PM   #7
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Re: WPT signs Joe Sebok

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Good to see Joe back in the community. This must mean he has found the missing UB/AP hand histories and is using the WPT as his platform to announce where the $$ is.


Now that Joe is working for a legit company maybe he can donate all of the money he was paid with player funds @ UB back to the players
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:21 PM   #8
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Re: WPT signs Joe Sebok

Also how the hell does this guy have 1,000,000 followers on twitter?
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:22 PM   #9
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Re: WPT signs Joe Sebok

What's he going to be doing for them?
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:23 PM   #10
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Also how the hell does this guy have 1,000,000 followers on twitter?
He is friends with founders of twitter. They put him on the "recommended follow" list for new twitter users.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:25 PM   #11
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Re: WPT signs Joe Sebok

who is responsible for this ******ed ******ed signing?!??!?!?!?
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:46 PM   #12
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Poor choice especially when there are so many people to choose from currently.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:51 PM   #13
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Re: WPT signs Joe Sebok

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WPT saying a big fu to the poker community with this signing.
I don't really know all the drama with 2+2 and Joe Sebok, haven't really followed the AP/UB thread because that thing was a lost cause WAYYYY before Black Friday IMO!

So why do YOU PEOPLE (yea i said it, you people) hate Joe Sebok?

from my understanding he tried to take accountability for the site that was sponsoring him, which was UB right? from the VERY LITTLE I read/heard about...I guess he promised some HH's from the superuser scandal? and then was unable to produce them?

well if thats the case, that he just made a promise to get HH's and wasn't able to follow through...lay the F off this guy! I wanna see you people go to your work, call the corporate offices and tell them you want to review their contracts, account information, corporate salaries and other stuff of this nature...NOT GONNA HAPPEN! yea, sebok was a sponsored pro...but pro's are just workers in the scheme of things...doubt many if any have any true insight to inner workings...

sebok/UB reminds me of durrrr/FT...both these guys try to take accountability for their employers (when they don't have to/shouldnt in my opinion) and have not followed through...Sebok did not produce HH's and durrrr hasn't rang my doorbell to give me the little funds I have locked up on FT...

in b4 "Whats up Joe Sebok" to me!

disclaimer: Like i said, haven't really followed the sebok drama http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYVNS4UlwGg
so if I'm wayyyy off base please enlighten me so i can slowly remove my foot from my mouth if thats the case
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:54 PM   #14
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Re: WPT signs Joe Sebok

This must surely signal the end is near for the WPT. Much like when they start running "celebrity" version of shows like The Family Fued.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:58 PM   #15
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Re: WPT signs Joe Sebok

If this is true it purely disgusts me. I don't hate the guy and props for getting paid but what has he done lately to warrant a major company ? Make false promises and work for a shady company and lure in more money to them with his 1,000,000 twitter followers while players now suffer being owed millions.

There is nothing I hate more than guys like this who get a free ride in the poker world.



He has done nothing in poker the last 3 or 4 years but make false promises and worked for the shadiest poker site in the history of online poker.

But here ya go. Your part of the WPT now! purely disgusting if true. There are 100s of guys who deserve something like this more than him. 1000s even.


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Old 07-19-2012, 06:59 PM   #16
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Re: WPT signs Joe Sebok

I wasn't really around for the UP/AP thing. That being said, with what I know, I don't understand why he gets all the hate.

He decided to try and discover HHs from the superuser scandal, wasn't able to do so, and is now a scumbag for it? From my point of view he was trying to help the players out, and had nothing to do with the original scam. Someone please explain to me if I'm off base here.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:06 PM   #17
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Re: WPT signs Joe Sebok

Maybe "Seebs" will do album reviews for the WPT. He could single-handedly bring back jam bands. Then the poker world would have something else to hold against him.

PokerRoad was really good when it was good, but "Seebs" really made some bad decisions. Of all the people to pick, why Seebs?
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:12 PM   #18
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Re: WPT signs Joe Sebok

WHAT NEXT? PARTYPOKER SIGN HOWARD LEDERER??? THIS MAKES MY BLOOD LITERALLY BOIL!!!! GRRRRRRRR
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:13 PM   #19
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Re: WPT signs Joe Sebok

Srslysirius deleted all his Joe Sebok show videos, anyone re-upload them? I guess he'll file some copyright claim but lolirony.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:16 PM   #20
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Re: WPT signs Joe Sebok

Why not choose ANYBODY except a player/pro sponsored by a proven scam site....

Lets get Russ Hamilton to sit with Tuchman next year since were giving chances around here
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:18 PM   #21
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Re: WPT signs Joe Sebok

This is a sure sign that WPT is on the morphine drip.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:28 PM   #22
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Re: WPT signs Joe Sebok

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Srslysirius deleted all his Joe Sebok show videos, anyone re-upload them? I guess he'll file some copyright claim but lolirony.
I just saw a Srslysirius video on YouTube called "SrslySirius - Sunday (Joe Sebok song)." Wow, out of control, very funny. What is up with that? Anyone want to tell the back story?

I was gonna embed it here, but I have to wonder if 2+2 would want it here (or anywhere).
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:29 PM   #23
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Re: WPT signs Joe Sebok

Boot Sebok, sign Deeb
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:29 PM   #24
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Poor choice especially when there are so many people to choose from currently.
Could always choose one of us. just sayin
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:32 PM   #25
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Re: WPT signs Joe Sebok

WPT is owned by party.bwin, which is run partially by Jim Ryan. Ryan was the CEO of Excapsa during the worst period of the cheating at UB. Sebok helping to sell the HH loss story along with Paul Leggett was an enormous solid for Ryan who failed his fiduciary responsibility to discover, halt and prevent cheating as the leader of the network. At the same time, Leggett (and Joe) were able to dance around who exactly was responsible for the nastiness at UB though both did toe the line that it was the "former owners". Well, Mr. Ryan was one of those with an 8.4M share stake.

I dunno, maybe it is a deep undercover operation to really get to the bottom of things...

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