Thursday, October 30, 2008

Was Ex-WSOP Champ and Alleged Online Scammer Mastermind Russ Hamilton Once My Casino Cheating Partner?

I have been getting tons of e-mails lately asking me if Russ Hamilton, the 1994 WSOP Main Event Champion and alleged mastermind of the $60 million UltimateBet cheating scandal, was ever a member of any of my infamous casino cheating teams. If you’re wondering why people all over the world suspect that Hamilton was once my casino cheating partner, I will refer you to “Dirty Poker,” my 2006 exposé of the poker cheating worlds, both online and off. If you read the book, you may remember that I revealed that a former WSOP champion had once indeed been my partner cheating casinos before he became famous as a poker player. And now that Russ Hamilton has been exposed as an alleged master online poker cheat, people are putting one and one together…or at least they think they are. So, what gives then? Is Hamilton indeed my ex-casino cheat partner? Well, maybe I’d like to say yes, but I have to say no—because he wasn’t. The truth is that the WSOP champion who once was my casino cheating partner is more famous than Russ Hamilton ever was as a poker player, probably still even more famous than Hamilton is now infamous. Of course I know you want me to reveal who that person is, but I can’t for now. I cannot prove his association with me, so if I were to name him I would be open to a libel suit. I do, however, promise that if ever cheating allegations such as those against Hamilton surface against my ex-WSOP champ cheating partner, I will come right out and identify him as such.

And no, it is not Jennifer Tilly! If you read this post carefully, you know it was a man.