Recording surface of Russ Hamilton admitting guilt in Ultimate Bet cheating scandal; Iovation founder Greg Pierson also implicated
Absolute Poker/Ultimate Bet issue press release claiming deal with Dept. of Justice to facilitate refunding US players balances; DoJ yet to confirm.
Details are sketchy, but Costa Rica's OIJ has raided six businesses and offices connected to AP/UB and PokerStars.
Prahlad Friedman discusses joining the UB.com roster, despite a history of anti-corporate statements and being victimized by UB's superuser scandal.
Phil Hellmuth talks his split from UB.com and possible appearance on Dancing With The Stars; Marty Smyth selling WSOP bracelet; BigBetPoker closing.
Phil Hellmuth becomes latest poker player to sever ties with UB.com, following Annie Duke's earlier announcement. Both parties claim mutual decision.
Annie Duke announces her departure from online poker site UB.com.
Full Tilt is the latest poker company to ban Washington state players from real money games, following PokerStars exit over a month ago.
Sam el Sayed wins WPT Amneville, UB.com signs Maria Ho to pro roster, and Poker Players Alliance decides to focus its efforts at the state level.
WPT Foxwoods Day 2 sees field cut to 69, Kyle Bowker chip leader; UB.com cuts Matt Graham, Michael Binger and Billy Kopp from pro roster.