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Black Friday: Absolute Poker & part ways with 11 US-based pros

Tags: Absolute Poker, black friday, blanca games, joe sebok,
Posted on 10 May 2011 by "T".

Blanca games, and Absolute Poker's parent company, has just announced that they have been forced to let go of 11 pros. The affected pros are Joe Sebok (picture), Prahlad Friedman, Eric "Basebaldy" Baldwin, Maria Ho, Brandon Cantu, Tiffany Michelle, Scott Ian, "Hollywood" Dave Stann, Adam "Roothlus" Levy, Bryan Devonshire and Trishelle Cannatella.

It can't be fun for Blanca's management at the moment. They just had to let go of 300 employees in Costa Rica and now they have to let go of 11 US-based pros + they have received lots of criticism in the past week due to the bankruptcy rumors. However, according to a press release, the company is still in discussions with U.S.Attorney's Office to reach an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to facilitate the return of US players funds. So let's hope that all U.S. players will get back their outstanding funds soon.


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8 comments on "Black Friday: Absolute Poker & part ways with 11 US-based pros"

 Fiste10/05/2011 12:00:46 GMT
This is the end for Blanca games, I think... The Poker Stars and Party Poker are officially the best poker sites... by me Tongue
 Macubaas10/05/2011 16:27:40 GMT
I'm sorry for all players that have accounts at absolute poker and ultimate bet. There is simply too much evidence on the table about the outcome of this poker company and their poker platforms, ultimate bet and absolute poker: bankruptcy.
I think an agreement with the us law enforcement would be just a official say they are on bankruptcy and not by any means a solution. The problem is that the majority of poker traffic on these sites were from us, so now the tables are pretty much empty, no players means no rake, so here you have the answer.
I also feel bad for the pros, i saw some good names there but i'm sure they'll find other sites to get sponsored. I think that only pokerstars and full titl poker are out of the woods yet after the black friday.
 SuperNoob10/05/2011 19:52:31 GMT
things just keep getting worse for absolute/UB. sooner or later they wud hav to end their contracts with them but this thing with US players money is taking long time making non -US people like me fell insecure
 Reiiz10/05/2011 22:14:59 GMT
11 were dispensed poker pros Americans after the events of Black Friday. Joe Sebok, Prahlad Friedman, Eric "Basebaldy" Baldwin, Maria Ho, Brandon Cantu, Tiffany Michelle, Scott Ian, "Hollywood" Dave Stann, Adam "Roothlus Levy, Bryan Devonshire, and Trishelle Cannatella was the low recorded
 GIOMi610/05/2011 23:45:18 GMT
Well it is true, these pokersites are bankrupt and can not return the poker player's funds anymore, that is bad karma.
 glotis11/05/2011 02:32:21 GMT
Bad notice for all poker players....will be the beggining of the end?
 shokaku11/05/2011 05:04:23 GMT
Makes sense. Those rooms have serious problems with the cash flow and those players were aimed at the US market, and so keeping them is quite useless.
 $k11/05/2011 08:46:43 GMT
gg UB AP

They will now have $1 buy in tournaments with a $3 gtd pool thats how broke they are ahwell they had a nice run

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