January 24, 2008
It’s what most of the online poker and gambling community have been waiting on hearing about and most of us will know the on-goings of the ‘PotRipper’ scandal that surfaced at AbsolutePoker a while back with the claims of cheating, and being able to see other online players whole cards.
It was brought to everyone’s attention via the 2+2 Forums whereby a user first got sight of this when a player named ‘PotRipper’ went on a 20 minute run of not folding a hand pre-flop.
As more discussion arose over this matter, players started asking AbsolutePoker for full player hand histories so they could look into it all with a little more detail. This then spurred another event in that the email sent from AbsolutePoker exposed more information than it should have done! It included IP addresses, hole cards for every player and user details of every player at the table whether it be playing or watching.
Initially AbsolutePoker denied all allegations of this but then retracted that and since have paid back any players losses who were involved around the matter in question.
Well last week The Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC) fined AbsolutePoker $500,000 and will perform random unannounced audits at the poker sites expense over the next two years. for this mishap and then went on to say that the site had now fixed the security breach however they asked the online poker room to place a “security deposit” with the Commission in case it needed to investigate them again.
However going over the recent audit, there still seems to be unanswered questions such as:
· How much money was caught up in all this
· When did it start
· How long did it go on for
· How did it happen
· How widespread was it
Was this fair?! What do you think should have been done about the matter?!