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UB.com Absolute Poker Players in US Talk Possible Class Action Lawsuit

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Jul/01/2011
UB.com Absolute Poker Class Action Lawsuit

Various members on the TwoPlusTwo.com posting forum have begun discussing the possibility of filing a class action lawsuit against UB.com, Absolute Poker and its parent company Cereus in the wake of a class action lawsuit announced Friday July 1 against Full Tilt Poker and various shell companies.  

Cereus is yet to pay back any of its US players since an indictment was filed on April 15 by the US Justice Department charging the company and two of its principals with violation of the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act.  Only one individual named in the indictment connected to Cereus, Brent Buckley, has been charged with the more serious crimes of money laundering and bank fraud. 

Any lawsuit filed on behalf of the players could name Stuart Gordon of Blanca Games as a co-defendant.  His Blanca Games was said to have purchased UB.com and Absolute Poker late last year.  Gordon operates his company from the Internet gambling hub of Antigua. 

Angry poker players may already be seeking justice outside the courts.  An individual named in connection with the highly publicized Absolute Poker “Cheating Scandal” was located living in a exclusive luxury tower condo in Cancun, Mexico and his every move is being monitored, a Gambling911.com source tells us. 

The Full Tilt Poker class action lawsuit was filed by Steve Segal, Nick Hammer, Robin Hougdahl and Todd Terry on behalf of themselves and seeks treble damages.

The defendants are Full Tilt Poker and its associated entities along with co-founders Raymond Bitar and Nelson Burtnick, both of whom were charged as part of the US indictment.  The suit goes on to name several poker pro representatives of the company including actress Jennifer Harman, Howard Lederer and Phil Ivey.

A jury trial has been demanded. 

- Chris Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher

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