A new, reedited version of the documentary UltimateBeat: Too Much To Lose is scheduled for a debut screening this Wednesday at the Amsterdam iGaming Super Show.
The documentary film, created by Scott “ElevenGrover” Bell, chronicles the events surrounding the UltimateBet cheating scandal brought to light on the Two Plus Two forums in April 2010.
Bell has taken to Twitter to promote the film’s new release as well as tease an upcoming data dump.
Updated Release to Feature Additional Content
The new version of the film will feature additional interviews and information along with new graphics, according to a press release by Doublehead Pictures.
After receiving an advanced viewing, Steve Ruddock of OnlinePokerReport.com reports that the changes simplify the storyline making it easier to follow by “focusing on the main points of the scandal, with quite a bit of the speculation and side stories hitting the cutting room floor.”
New Data to be Released
Bell will soon release new documents related to the scandal that include a list of UltimateBet refunds as well as financial records for the last three years of operation for the now defunct Cereus Network—which included both UltimateBet and Absolute Poker.
Recordings never heard by the general public will also be released in the coming days.
Pokerfuse contacted Bell over the weekend to solicit more details on how the data could potentially impact the online poker community. Bell has committed to providing more “particulars” later this week.
The film is the culmination of five years of research and investigation by Bell into the scandal confirmed that 1994 WSOP Main Event champion Russ Hamilton had used a “God Mode” account while competing for real money on UltimateBet to cheat unsuspecting players out of millions of dollars.
Bell alleges that at least four individuals “appear to have used inside knowledge of the crimes to enrich themselves after the cheating was discovered … If the film does nothing other than to force them to live with the public knowledge of their involvement, it will be a success.”
The original version of the film was released on October 22, 2013 after funds to complete the project had been acquired via a KickStarter crowdfunding campaign.
Bell also has accumulated a significant amount of information on UltimateBet sister site, Absolute Poker whose founders were glorified in the creative recounting of the rise and fall of the online poker site by famed author Ben Mezrich.
However, Bell scrapped the project that would result in a short film on the topic, citing the lack of funding and resources.