Written On 5/10/11 By Recentpoker.com staff writer Emily Apontif :
POKER SLEUTH WRITES A BOOK ON THE GAME'S BIGGEST CHEATING SCANDAL
Hintze signs with publishing house for book on the Absolute Poker and UBPoker cheating debacles
Given the abiding interest in the multi-million dollar Absolute Poker and UltimateBet online poker cheating scandals among millions of poker players around the world, a forthcoming book will likely achieve significant sales.
The book is to be authored by Haley Hintze, a well-informed and tenacious investigative journalist who for some time has probed deeply into the issues and the companies and personalities involved, often uncovering new developments and publishing detailed facts on her blog.
The extensive publicity on Absolute Poker and UBPoker following Black Friday's indictments naming founding figures of the companies will additionally add to the appeal of such an independent evaluation of the issue.
According to an announcement Monday, publishing house Dimat Enterprises Inc., has teamed with Hintze on the as yet untitled book, with a release date tentatively set for the northern hemisphere Fall this year.
Hintze has assembled a deep library of documents including e-mails, taped conversations, and whistleblower interviews, which detail the inside secrets and alleged cover-ups involving the companies .
"This story will show the corrupt, shady dealings of two major online poker rooms – which later joined as one — and how they did everything they could to prevent the true stories of the cheating from reaching the poker-playing public.," the announcement promises.
Dimat is no stranger to poker, and has published an impressive list of publications in collaboration with top writers on the subject.
Making a similar announcement on her blog, Hintze wrote this week: "I'd like to thank Matthew [Hilger of Dimat Enterprises] for offering me the opportunity to craft a single, comprehensive tale of the UltimateBet and Absolute Poker scandals, even as events connected to these continue to surprise us nearly every day."