Yesterday afternoon, I posted for the first time since the email verification system on the Las Vegas Advisor forums were initiated. I noticed that there was no mention on the UBT forums of how Russ Hamilton, founder and owner of the Ultimate Blackjack Tour, has been linked to the Ultimate Bet superuser scandal and was likely responsible for cheating players out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. I posted something commenting how there was no statement about the scandal and no discussion of the scandal there despite it being the biggest story on the 2+2 forums and soon to be a 60 Minutes story this fall. Within two hours, the entire post was deleted with no explanation and no trace of my original post. I did not recieve any kind of email explaining why my post was inappropriate. I sent Anthony Curtis a PM asking about this yesterday, but have not recieved a response. Now, I understand that Anthony Curtis and the LVA are in a tough spot. They clearly have business relationships with Russ Hamilton, the UBT, ClubUBT and UltimateBet. In fact, I initially started with UB as my first online poker site due to its relationship with LVA. I also don't believe that Anthony Curtis is dirty or involved in this. But I think that it is incubent upon him at this point to either disassociate himself with the cheaters or put out a statement on what involvement the LVA chooses to have with these other entities. Personally, I love the EBJ format and appreciated the attempt that Russ and UBT made to make BJ into the big deal that poker was. I profited from it as well. But I was somewhat disappointed in how the money seemed focused on the big names and the casual players like me were seen only as a revenue stream. But I was much more disappointed to learn that the advocate for the tournament BJ community had been so clearly cheating the community. P.S. I don't want to hear any "innocent until proven guilty" comments. The fact is that there is no enforcement mechanism in the online poker industry and no juristiction to prosecute. The only way that people can be disincented to cheat the players in the current system is when people like those at 2+2 are able to investigate the cheaters and those that are found to cheat are shunned by the rest of the community. Edited to point out that this was the statement made on the Ultimate bet scandal in this month's LVA: "On the downside, an investigation is ongoing into a hole-card scandal at the poker room UltimateBet.com. Members of management apparently took advantage of software that allowed them to see the cards of opponents while they played in their own games. Ultimate Bet says that the problem has been fixed and restitution is being made."