The Zeitgeist

UB Cheating Scandal

Phil Hellmuth took to social media to interact with the poker community by participating in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) thread on Reddit. As one would expect, questions about Hellmuth’s former sponsor, UB, surfaced.

Kevin Mathers (aka Kevmath) got the attention of the Poker Brat with his question about the infamous cheating scandal at UB. Hellmuth responded with what some are calling revisionist history. Hellmuth claimed to have been the driving force in launching the investigation that resulted in the repayment of $25 million to players that were cheated on the site.

Talk about the Reddit thread spread to Twitter and the Two Plus Two poker forums. We expect that the outrage being expressed by some won’t die down quickly and you will be hearing and reading about it for days to come.