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Absolute Poker cheats its players

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Story has been floating around, now hitting mainstream press. Absolute Poker had someone go on with a "super user" account which allowed the user to see the hole cards of everyone else. This enabled the user to basically steal half a million bucks from people by folding when his good cards were beat or by winning with crappy cards that no one expected to win b/c he knew he had others beat.

    The user is now being named as an AP part-owner: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10/18/absolute_poker_cheating_allegations/

    Story is all over the blogosphere and poker forums and has hit the NYTimes blog: http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/10/17/the-absolute-poker-cheating-scandal-blown-wide-open/

    Will probably hit mainstream huge shortly.
  2. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Cheating in online poker? I'm shocked. Shocked.

  3. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Guess I'll have to remember to not start gambling online so I won't have to avoid going to Absolute Poker.
  4. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I love playing poker and I play a whole lot of it. But this is exactly why I never, ever started playing online.
  5. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    I thought you were a member of the Players With Yourself Club.

    Who loves ya, old_tony?
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