Following on from the superuser scandal at Absolute Poker and Ultimatebet, another poker site has come under the close scrutiny of poker enthusiasts.
Following numerous complaints, members of a popular poker forum began delving deeper into the revolutionary poker site, and were amazed to find a trail of lies and false claims. Most importantly the fact the poker sites claims to be a fully licensed site operating in the UK, was in fact a complete pack of lies. The site far from operating from the UK was in fact operating from a base in Costa Rica where no license is required.
Perhaps even more alarmingly, the company that claimed to own PITBULL POKER has in fact been dissolved. Therefore members signing up for the site were making a supposedly legal agreement with a company that in fact no longer existed. That legal agreement was in fact worthless and members potentially find themselves losing their bankrolls as there would be no legal agreement in place to compel the poker site to adhere to.
The trail of lies in fact reached further than anyone expected when it was found the company that runs the PITBULL website were in fact being sued by Harrahs, the owners of the World Series of Poker brand, due to the company in question registering the domain name WSOP.COM and using that domain to promote PITBULL POKER.. Harrahs are reputedly seeking substantial damages and the rights to the title WSOP.COM.
Pitbull poker has put up a pitiful defence against all the allegations with staff using pitiful excuses to avoid providing hand histories. Excuses ranged from the person dealing with requests for hand histories was too busy, to the even more laughable HE QUIT THE JOB LAST WEEK.
Pitbull Poker now has removed the facility to retrieve hand histories, so anyone suspecting foul play would find it impossible to prove as there would be no way of proving it.
People claiming to be ex employees have now made claims of rigged software in favour of new players unable to cash out, to teams of players who could see opponents hole cards.
Pitbull Poker is far from a big player in the poker world, but the similarities between their operations and the way ULTIMATE BET and ABSOLUTE POKER were ran prior to the rigging scandal being found are striking....
Its well worth keeping an eye open on this one.. Another rigged poker scandal would almost surely cause many to stop playing online poker, and give the online poker sites the worst possible publicity.
Joined: Mar '09
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 34 (M)
Hmm strange, i had no trouble cashing out my 11500$ from there 2 years back, from my experiance the site is fine, i won nearly every MTT i played. maybe the ex employes was just mad they got fired and put a bad word in
Joined: Jan '09
Age: 32 (M)
Posted by DanDan: Hmm strange, i had no trouble cashing out my 11500$ from there 2 years back, from my experiance the site is fine, i won nearly every MTT i played. maybe the ex employes was just mad they got fired and put a bad word in
There was also a scandal about money dissapearing like this: Lets say its O8 And 2 players go all in for 25$ each, one wins Hi, one wins Lo pot. And they each receive 15$. So 20$ dissapeared from the pot, they say its fixed now, but IDK since I dont play there