Asking for the Specifics
The poker cheating scandals that have rocked the world of online casino poker
gambling are still on the minds of many officials and the individual poker
gamblers. Absolute Poker was involved in what would be the first of two very
serious poker cheating scandals nearly a year ago. Last August, observant poker
players altered officials to a cheating scandal at Absolute Poker. The
investigation and subsequent outcome indicated that the online poker industry
had experienced the worst cheating scandal to-date in the industry. As the
fervor over the scandal subsided and the online casinos and poker sites began to
recover from the shock of the news, Absolute Poker’s sister gambling site,
UltimateBet.com found itself in the exact same predicament.
The two companies have truly caused an international uproar over the way the
Tokwiro Enterprises (the parent company of the two online casino poker sites)
and the Kahnawake Gaming Commission (the licensing authority for the sites)
handled the situation. The Poker Players Alliance is a U.S. organization
dedicated to protecting poker players and promoting the legalization of U.S.
online poker gambling. With the controversy over the poker scandals still a big
concern, the PPA is speaking out and asking for a full account of what went down
with both of the companies.
The Kahnawake Gaming Commission and the two online poker sites in question are
reluctant to release any of the nitty-gritty details related to the cheating
scandals. PPA Chairman Alfonse D’Amato though is looking for a way to protect
the player trust in the internet poker gambling industry. D’Amato notes, “the
Alliance is urging both Absolute and UltimateBet, and the Kahnawake Gaming
Commission regulating authority, to provide a full accounting of the breaches of
public trust to help dispel the negative light cast on the industry.”
There is little specific information on how the cheating scandals occurred and
how the Kahnawake Gaming Commission plans to prevent such occurrences in the
future, and the PPA wants some answers.