As an affiliate of all of the indicted companies, I must say that I have no sympathy to their legal plights. With the exception of PokerStars, who have more or less been upfront and aboveboard to deal with, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker/UB have been a complete nightmare. As an affiliate, I always felt that I was being robbed by these companies. I could very rarely get any answers to my queries, and I just kept seeing my commissions disappearing, no matter how many new players I signed up.
Other, smaller gaming companies that I have dealt with have been much more honest and helpful, eager to treat their affiliates well. But Full Tilt and AP/UB… the worst. However much I hate that the USA doesn’t clearly clarify the legality online gambling, with no clear statutes, and has taken the extreme action of seizing these domains (creating a bit of a PR nightmare for them, I’ve heard), I still have very little sympathy for these companies. Thieves, when they are caught, always make victims happy. A feeling of retribution. I have felt victimized by these companies, and as such, it feels like justice being served. And I hate that. If they had been a bit more honest and responsive, and a lot less greedy, I’d most certainly be on their side in this fight. But as far as I’m concerned, they can dangle in the wind. Good riddance. Perhaps the online gaming industry will consolidate and become more reputable with these rogues out of the picture. Perhaps, at long last, the US will finally start legalizing and regulating online poker, state by state, and then at the federal level. One can only hope. To not do so is to basically make all of the millions of online poker players into criminals. And that’s just insane.
Poker2Nite, a Weekly Poker News Show on Fox Sports Net
UB.net celebrates the all-new magazine-style line-up fronted by Joe Sebok and Scott Huff, and there’s over half a million dollars in tournament entries to be won in the Poker2Nite Freerolls
Newest addition to Team UB.com, Joe Sebok and longtime poker journalist Scott Huff debut tonight at the helm of Poker2Nite, Fox Sports Net’s (“FSN”) hottest new weekly poker news program. Pull up a chair every Wednesday at 11pm EST to share all the behind-the-scenes fun and action of the poker world as you’ve never seen it before. Miss it the first time, and you can catch it again on Thursdays at 4pm and Fridays at 11am and 6pm ET, or visit UB.com for full viewing of the show.
Poker2Nite is a ‘fly on the wall’ perspective set to deliver the week’s breaking poker headlines, so expect it to be relevant, and above all, always highly entertaining. Enjoy the same high-level energy and hi-jinx from the co-hosts that built them a loyal following as radio’s foremost poker authorities.
Poker2Nite’s mission is to create something that hasn’t existed in the poker community yet: a unique poker TV show that takes fans into our world, seen through our eyes, and in our voice. Experience poker the way we do – with excitement, wit and a keen sense of humor. We’re creating our own little club, but all you have to do to gain access is love poker along with us. It’s going to be a wild ride so get on board
Poker2Nite linchpin Joe Sebok
The ‘Seebs’ and Huff dynamic is genius casting at its finest, as the co-anchors are renowned for only ever agreeing to disagree. Watch the PokerRoad.com pair make the move to the small screen to debate the latest news stories and events from around the felt, be it live or the virtual kind.
Plus, the on-camera profile gets a glamorous touch up with the addition of popular poker reporters Lacey Jones and Dana Workman. A familiar TV sitcom face, Dana will present a segment titled The Weekly Misdeal, while Lacey will hit the road as roving reporter in a regular spot We’ll Do It Live! , which deals out the scoop on the real men and women in poker’s land based pro circuit.
Other recurring segments include exclusive guest interviews, Talk Soup, Classic Hands v2.0, and Check, Raise, Fold?, tipped to quickly become an audience favorite as the co-hosts in the know banter about what’s hot and what’s not in the fickle world of UB.com. To celebrate the launch of the poker show, presenting sponsor UB.net is hosting a series of daily, easy and free to enter online Poker2Nite Freerolls, scheduled between 8am and 2am ET and running every two hours. Finish in the top 125 in any of the daily freerolls to qualify for the massive Main Event on Sunday at 4pm ET.
Go on to grab a spot in the top 500 in the weekly Main Event for a share of some fabulous Poker2Nite Freeroll prizes, including tournament entries and Step tickets that lead to major online and live events. Compete for over $20,000 in tournament entries each month and chances to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizemoney every week in the UB.net Poker2Nite Freerolls.
Find out more about the UB.com Poker2Nite and watch the latest Poker2Nite videos.
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