Online Poker Pros Annie Duke &Phil Hellmuth Leave

Published Friday, December 31, 2010 -

The online gambling industry is always seeing changes. Some come as a surprise other changes seem ever so predictable. Only real gambling fans follow the stars of poker with a passion equal to that of students following Indian gurus to the mountains. Rumours have been flying regarding a pair of poker professionals that have announced finally and separately that they will find new sponsors to promote the game.
Annie Duke, and Phil Hellmuth made it known that they will seek another home for their exceptional skills and style., formerly known as Ultimate Bet has reacted to the news with the comment that the split was an amicable one and it would try to fill the veteran professional player’s spots with younger up and coming poker players.
Phil “Poker Brat” Hellmuth had been endorsing the poker site for a long tme now and has brought his flamboyant stle and entrance antics to the World Series of Poker Main Event. Hellmuth has promoted the sit with unabashed exhuberence including the stunt with the stock car before the 2007 event, which he drove into a light pole in the parking lot at the Rio.
Annie Duke has also brought her veteran style and visibility to the poker site. Her ability is unparralled as a top female poker pro. Duke has proven over and over that women, could compete at the highest levels in major poker events.  Her appearance in the television show “Celebrity Apprentice” also brought the web site promotional opportunities. is still recovering from a cheating scandal that was revealed in 2007 that showed that a player using a “super-user” account was able to peek at opponent’s hole cards during high-stakes no-limit Texas Hold’em games.  The site has refunded more than US$15 million to players who lost in the cheat scam.


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