Saturday, May 07, 2011

Monday Nugs: UB Axes Sponsored Pros, Joe Sebok's Mea Culpa, Haley's Book Deal, Beating Live Poker, and Hollywood Apocalyptica

By Pauly
Los Angeles, CA

Joe Sebok at the 2006 WSOP

Happy Mother's Day. It's Monday night, so if you haven't called your mom... you're in deep shit.

Anyway... here's a few things I read over the weekend and I thought you might be interested in, and here's a few nuggets from today's news cycle...
UB Cheating Scandal: First of all, congrats to Haley for a book deal! I'm thrilled she's finally going to get paid for her diligent and relentless investigative reporting into the UB cheating scandal. She did all of that OUT OF POCKET after she got fired from Poker News. While thousands of players bitch and moaned about UB in forums, Haley rolled up her sleeves dug through shit pile after shit pile to unearth small nuggets of truth and fragments of evidence of a massive cover up, scandal, and flat out fraud. By the way, here's an index of her Just Conjecturin' series. And don't forget to read her latest installment Volume 35: Norwegian Exposure. (Haley's Poker Blog)

Black Friday Fallout: Speaking of UB... they axed all of their sponsored players. (Bluff)

More Black Friday Fallout: Speaking of sponsored UB players... Joe Sebok, the whipping boy of 2+2, posted his final statement about his time with UB. (Poker Road)

Live Poker: Ed Miller penned a couple of posts on trying to beat different types of players you'll encounter in Las Vegas... Beating the Tourists and Beating the Locals. (Ed Miller)

Online Gaming Legalization: David Scwartz sounded off on Black Friday and the future of online poker... Online gaming will come; Nevada should lead it. (Las Vegas Business Press)

Skill v. Luck: My mom of all people mentioned this piece... Poker as a Game of Skill. (NY Times)

Fear at the Movies: Check out Change100's new beat titled Hollywood Apocalyptica. (Tao of Fear)
That's it. You know the drill. NGTFOOMO!

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