Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I am Lazy

Dr Pauly said to post this. I am too lazy to type anything of my own so i copied it word for word. From the doctor. Even his copywrite. Because I am lazy. I have not read enough about the UB cheating scandal to comment but I will read up some more. Mostly I have not paid much attention because I never played on either site. Probably a bad attitude. I have no idea how much of this is fact or fiction but the guys at 2+2 while assholes do know their poker and are very good at uncovering these things.

One thing I have always wondered is why build in a "god mode" for your poker software at all? I mean what possible reason is there to be able to see cards at a table? It can only lead to mischief. If you need to review a hand you can do so after the fact with the logfiles. No poker software should have this option. Does anyone know if the other big sites have this option? Full Tilt? Bodog? Pokerstars? If so why and in light of the recent scandals why not remove the option? As a programmer I find this a n even more fascinating question.

UB Cheating Scandal: Notes from the Underground

By Pauly
Hollyweird, CA

Shamus mentioned that I should post this important message on my blog and now, I'm suggesting that you do the same.

If you play online poker (especially if you are one of the blind fools still playing on UB), it's in everyone's best interest to spread the word on this important thread...

Superusers and Silence: How UltimateBet let players get cheated for millions by Steven Ware & Cornell Fiji (2+2)

Here's a sample:
I believe that it is important for online poker players to know about the unethical business practices of UltimateBet and Absolute Poker. It is also imperative to understand that these unscrupulous activities are not an indictment on the entire online poker industry. As you read this thread please keep in mind that UltimateBet and Absolute Poker are owned by the same company. They are also regulated by the same puppet regulatory commission. Most poker sites are run with the utmost integrity and security. UltimateBet and Absolute Poker are the exception and not the rule.

I urge the concerned reader to pass word of this summary on to other interested parties. The spread of this information will ultimately protect poker players from unknowingly exposing themselves to the corruption detailed below...

The players on UltimateBet were victims of a serious crime: grand larceny facilitated by a company that operates virtually outside the law. I hope that the efforts spent investigating and publicizing this story will help the victims of these crimes find restitution. I hope that this story will also highlight the need for independent regulation in the online poker industry.

Please use this thread to discuss the the best way to convince UltimateBet to come clean about their involvement in this theft and to provide restitution for these crimes. Please also use this thread to discuss the best ways to ensure that a scandal such as this one does not taint the game of poker occur ever again.... More
And if you don't have a blog, email the thread to all of your poker friends.

I know that I definitely pissed off several industry insiders by bringing attention to this morbid atrocity in the poker world, but I had to say something since a lot of major media players are avoiding it or they are simply too busy prepping for the WSOP to shine the light on another cheating scandal.

The truth is out there. Trust no one.

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Blogger Dr. Pauly said...

Thanks for mentioning this scandal since it seems the masses are ignoring it.

9:40 AM

Blogger BadBlood said...

I have to believe the God mode could exist for debugging purposes. I'm sure you've written debug-only code that eventually you've stripped out of the code base for production.

No excuse, but just throwing out a potential reason.

5:42 PM


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