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UB Poker Documentary covers Scandals, Hellmuth

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

It’s been a few years since the UB Poker superuser scandal took place, but that doesn’t mean the poker world is any more accepting of this unbelievable cheating incident. In fact, many people still want blood for the millions of dollars that players were cheated out of when certain UB employees used superuser accounts. And while that blood may never come due to the non-regulation of online poker back then, at least those involved with the incident can be further shamed.

That’s what poker player and writer Scott Bell is hoping to accomplish with the untitled documentary he’s currently working on. Bell recently did an interview with QuadJacks Radio about his UB Poker documentary, and the film will take a deeper look at the corrupt poker site and its main figures.

One of the biggest figures that will be discussed is current bwin.party CEO Jim Ryan, who ran UB’s parent company, Excapsa. Bell believes that Ryan didn’t do enough in his role as Excapsa’s CEO when players were cheated out of money. Furthermore, he hints that Ryan and others took steps to cover up the extent of the superuser cheating.

Aside from profiling Ryan, Bell will also take a look at other big names who were associated with UB Poker. Phil Hellmuth is the biggest name that surfaced in the interview, and the 12-time WSOP champion has done his best to avoid answering any questions about the site he proudly represented.

If you’re interested in seeing the documentary, Bell said that he should be finished with it towards the end of the fall. Once it’s finished, players will be able to order DVD’s directly from Bell’s company.