Monday, October 22, 2007
The current firestorm going on about and within Absolute Poker is no surprise here. Not too long ago both my girlfriend and I played on that site and both of us saw some pretty unbelievable bad beats, players staying in hands for way too long (like they knew what everybody was holding) and other unbelievable crap. We cashed out and moved what was left of our money over to FTP and PokerStars. Both have had some issues in the past (an apparent botnet was running on FTP and they took too long to do something about it and PokerStars has had some issues about multiple accounts from the same computer during tournaments) but both have made attempts to rectify the situations and pay back players that were affected. The story out of Absolute (and Ultimate Bet, since it is the same company) seems to be changing by the day. If I had money on there, I would pull it out immediately and move it to somewhere more reputable.