Monday, February 09, 2009

Russ Hamilton Keeping His Mouth Shut About UltimateBet Scam He´s Accused of Masterminding

WickedChopsPoker via its RawVegas.TV arm featured exclusive footage of "alleged" UltimateBet super-user Russ Hamilton after completing a round of golf at a course he frequents (second to last paragraph) yesterday in Las Vegas.

You might recall Hamilton was at the center of an insider poker cheating scandal involving UltimateBet that aired on none other than 60 Minutes this fall.

"One thing from this video is very clear: Russ Hamilton absolutely does not want to discuss his alleged involvement in the UltimateBet super-user cheating scandal," the poker website points out. "Like, not even a word. And if you're innocent, even if your lawyers tell you not to talk, really, don't you just have to talk? How do you NOT?"

Hamilton, winner of the 1994 World Series of Poker main event, has total live career tournament winnings up to $1.5 million, though he's believed to have amassed quite a bit more via his role in the online poker cheating scandal.

On September 29, 2008, the Kahnawake Gaming Commission stated it had found clear and convincing evidence to support a conclusion that between the approximate dates of May 2004 to January 2008, Russ Hamilton was the main person responsible for, and benefitting from, multiple cheating incidents at Ultimate Bet.

You can watch the exclusive Russ Hamilton video at