Monday, October 12, 2009
Kahnawake Gaming Commission Releases Final UltimateBet Poker Cheat Report
While former WSOP Main Event winner Russ Hamilton remains the only participant officially named, the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, responsible for oversight of the UltimateBet online poker site, released its final findings on the years-long insider cheating scandal. Twenty-one different user accounts and a total of 118 screen names were used by the perpetrators who cheated high-stakes limit and no-limit players out of more than $22 million (since refunded) from 2003-2007. The KGC report also cited 31 other individuals with connections to Hamilton and the ongoing cheating scandal, although these names were not publicly released. The KGC, however, did imply that these names and hundreds of pages of supporting documents were made available to selected authorities in other jurisdictions.