How Online Gamblers Unmasked Cheaters – (CBSnews.com)
While Witteles was losing $15,000 to the apparent novice, other high stakes players began to notice improbable and endless winning streaks on Absolute Poker’s sister site, “Ultimate Bet.”
David Paredes, a Harvard grad who has made enough money playing poker to pay off his law school loan and live in an expensive New York apartment, got fleeced by a player called “Nio Nio.”
Asked how much he lost, Paredes tells Kroft, “I’m probably down somewhere in the range of $70,000 to that particular player.”
Paredes says there were other players who lost higher sums. “In the range of $250,000, $90,000, $70,000, $210,000.”
Here is the video segment from 60 Minutes.
Stephon Marbury banned from Knicks’ facilities – (NJ.com)
Stephon Marbury took barely 15 minutes yesterday to hear Donnie Walsh’s proposed exit strategy for what has become yet another publicly embarrassing situation for the Knicks. He then angrily left the MSG Training Center in his Rolls Royce with his driver and his NBA Players Association representative, but without the most important item of the day: a buyout agreement.
Hampton signs with Astros – (AJC.com)
The AJC’s David O’Brien reports that Hampton accepted less money than the Braves were offering to sign with the Astros. O’Brien also reported that Hampton is going through a divorce and wanted to be closer to his children in Arizona.
As a Braves fan, are you sympathetic with Hampton’s plight and thus understand his decision to leave the Braves, or would you have rather have him around in ‘09 now that he’s finally healthy? In an informal poll since the story broke Monday evening, more than 65 percent of the 3,500 respondents said it was time for Hampton to move on.
United Football League has eye on Mike Vick – (NYDailyNews.com)
Is there football life for Michael Vick after his scheduled release from federal prison next summer?
According to Michael Huyghue, commissioner of the United Football League that is set to launch next fall, the answer is yes.
“I do think he would be the type of player that would be a great player for this league,” Huyghue told the Daily News, echoing remarks he made to Sports Illustrated in August. “I still continue to believe that we might prove to be the best type of buffer for a player like Michael Vick before he returns to the NFL. Obviously there are some things that would have to happen. No one has a crystal ball. Presumably he would still be suspended.”