Absolute Poker investigation nearing end

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The Kahnawake Gaming Commission, which licenses Absolute Poker, issued an update into the investigation of the poker site on Thursday. It is looking into the site after cheating was discovered on Absolute Poker.

Gaming Associates is in the process of finalizing the audit of Absolute Poker's operations and will soon be submitting its report to the Kahnawake Gaming Commission. Then the commission will review the report to determine the appropriate course of action.

"To avoid the possibility of jeopardizing its investigation, the commission will not comment on this matter until such time as it has reached a decision," said the Kahnawake Gaming Commission in a press release.

The commission expects to receive a final copy of the audit report by Dec. 7.

In the meantime, Absolute Poker has conducted an internal audit after allegations of a "god mode" or "super-user" account that could see all the hole cards started spreading online.

Some sleuths on the 2+2 forum took a look at hand histories from a particular tournament where the winning player seemed to have played every hand perfectly. After analyzing the hand history and tracking the IP trail of the player, it appeared it had to be a high-level employee at Absolute Poker.

What the site found with its internal investigation was that an employee had breached the security system to play unfairly on the site for a period of 40 days.

That employee has since been terminated. The poker site has also returned money to players who were involved in hands with that person during the 40-day time period.

Absolute Poker site has turned over all hand histories in question to the Kahnawake Gaming Commission for its audit as well.

In a past press release on the matter, Joe Norton, owner of Tokwiro Enterprises ENRG, the company holding 100% interest in Absolute Poker, said:

"We are absolutely focused on doing the right thing for our loyal customers, employees, consultants and business partners, and we will continue to work with the KGC and Gaming Associates to bring this incident into the full light of day and to right any wrongs done to innocent victims of this unfair play."

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