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In Defense of Absolute Poker

Discussion in 'Casinomeister's Poker Room' started by SeattleSinner, Apr 1, 2008.

    Apr 1, 2008
  1. SeattleSinner

    SeattleSinner Full Member PABnononaccred2

    Occupation:
    Professional Gambler
    Location:
    USA
    I have been critical of Absolute in the past. Their customer service was terrible, broken promises, and at the end of it all the cheating scandal. Absolute was a shady run poker room not to be trusted.

    I played mainly limit before the scandal, and I have played quite a bit afterwards. The customer service has drastically improved from what I have experienced recently. They have been prompt, professional, and always adhear to my requests in disputes. Absolute said that they would clean up their act and I think they have lived up to this promise.

    I urge people to give Absolute another try and I think you will be happy with the result.

    P.S. no i'm not a shill and if you check my history you will see I have made negative posts about Absolute in the past. But I think a lot of people who are speaking negatively now have not played at Absolute in some time.
     
  2. Apr 2, 2008
  3. wangpoker

    wangpoker Experienced Member PABnononaccred2 webmeister

    Occupation:
    affiliate marketing
    Location:
    Ontario/Canada
    I like AP software but I only play there for fun.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2008
  5. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

    Occupation:
    Pencil Pusher
    Location:
    Up$hitCreek
    No, thank you.
     
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  6. Apr 2, 2008
  7. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount. webby PABnononaccred

    Occupation:
    Bum
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Did you have to post that in order to get paid?

    But seriously, no offense, but I'll wait till another 100 players come forward with the same viewpoint before even considering re-opening my account there.

    This is the same place that had me run around and change the name and country for a WU transfer 3 different times and make it seem as if I was a criminal or just plain retarded to the WU folks because I kept changing the receiver's information.

    Finally I said F IT and cancelled the WU transfer, thus EATING $20 in WU fees. Not only that, but I had to joyfully wait a full week while VISA had the WU funds on hold because they had to reverse the charges back to the card.

    They offered me a BONUS OF $20 for my troubles, which I COULD NOT RELEASE BECAUSE I COULDN'T DEPOSIT, so I told them to close my account.

    Not to mention all of the other BS they've got going on right now.
     
    2 people like this.
  8. Apr 2, 2008
  9. bb28

    bb28 Meister Member

    Occupation:
    Customer Service
    Location:
    US
    Sometimes we give businesses and people second chances when they screw up.

    What happened at AP was a lot more than just some screw up. It was a MAJOR, I'll screw my customers and then I'll lie and try to cover my ass - screw up.

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!
     
    9 people like this.
  10. Apr 2, 2008
  11. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

    Occupation:
    Senior Partner, InfoPowa News Service
    Location:
    Earth
    I'm with BB28 here - too many lies, too many questions left unanswered, and now we have the UltimateBet scandal building....
     
  12. Apr 5, 2008
  13. Snowman

    Snowman Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Writer
    Location:
    Oxford (England)
    Option 1.
    Give a second chance to a Absolute Poker (and/or Ultimate Bet).

    Option 2.
    Slide down a ten foot razor blade using my testicles as brakes.

    Er....made a choice...get the bandages ready.
     
  14. Apr 6, 2008
  15. pokeraddict

    pokeraddict Webmaster

    Occupation:
    Pro Poker Player
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    I think I would be giving Futurebet 5000 chances before I took option 2.
     
  16. Apr 6, 2008
  17. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount. webby PABnononaccred

    Occupation:
    Bum
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    You must register/login in order to see the link. comes to mind....:D
     
  18. Apr 6, 2008
  19. Snowman

    Snowman Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Writer
    Location:
    Oxford (England)
    Winbag...clciked on the link...
    and nearly soiled myself laughing.
    Brilliant...still wouldn't play AP though.
     
  20. Apr 6, 2008
  21. tristan727

    tristan727 Banned user - violation of <a href="http://www.ca

    Occupation:
    credit manager
    Location:
    London

    Try a few hundred hands of Blackjack here & lemme know if you still think so.
     
  22. Apr 7, 2008
  23. SeattleSinner

    SeattleSinner Full Member PABnononaccred2

    Occupation:
    Professional Gambler
    Location:
    USA
    :)

    Have you had you're results looked at? I actually am not allowed to play blackjack there anymore because I use epassporte. But I would stay away from online blackjack anywhere for more reasons than one.
     
  24. Apr 7, 2008
  25. cslate

    cslate Banned User - potty mouth flaming

    Location:
    halifax novascotia
    I love the carnage and watching the decline in the numbers of the table players.
    I do love the 10$ a month the throw in to keep me there.

    Absolute sucks and will pay.......................I love it.

    I do feel bad for the people that did lose money to there BS.....

    Hopefully its absolutely sunk!

    :lolup:
     
  26. Apr 7, 2008
  27. Keyser

    Keyser Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Physician
    Location:
    USA
    Repentance before forgiveness

    I would like to think that before giving AP another chance, AP might first have a real outside agency do a legitimate investigation into exactly what happened, and then publish a report detailing that investigation, its conclusions, and its recommendations with a plan of follow up.

    Having a non-independent industry conduct a sham investigation and publish a less than one page report which essentially said "AP did something bad which we wont elaborate on. We made them pay us $500K. Now pretend nothing happened and continue to gamble with AP" does not count.
     
  28. Apr 7, 2008
  29. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount. webby PABnononaccred

    Occupation:
    Bum
    Location:
    Pennsylvania

    Why bother? Any one that's been playing blackjack for years can tell if they're getting a fair game or not. AP's blackjack is far from being fair.
     
  30. Apr 7, 2008
  31. NASHVEGAS

    NASHVEGAS Banned User - flamming, disrespecting admin,

    Occupation:
    LOL
    Location:
    MERS
    Would be interested in you expanding on your reasons possibly in another thread as this has been a topic of heavy discussion in the recently formed CM social group in regards to fair gaming.....Seems at least publically to be a very small select group of regular advocates who feel the same as you but I do not recollect you posting more specifically in regards....Some might find a new opinion interesting for several reasons. :)
     
    2 people like this.
  32. Apr 7, 2008
  33. cslate

    cslate Banned User - potty mouth flaming

    Location:
    halifax novascotia
    Sorry!!!!!



    But i have to laugh:lolup:


    Any person who ever reads the ever famous meister forum.....should laugh and chuck it to the pit........

    The rouge pit

    NUM NUM NUM NUM NUM :notworthy
     
  34. Apr 7, 2008
  35. T.W. Howdy

    T.W. Howdy Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Special Projects Director
    Location:
    Midwestern US
    No Blackjack because of epassporte?

    I actually tried to give Absolute a second chance, and they wouldn't let me!

    I'd stopped playing poker there when the scandal broke, but have recently become interested in blackjack, and thought I'd try their tables since I still had an account there. It wouldn't let me access the blackjack tables, and in response to my inquiries, a support email from Absolute stated that because of "the disposition of some epassporte accounts" (whatever that means), anyone who had ever deposited via epassporte could only play poker, not blackjack.

    What's that about? I noticed SeattleSinner mentioned in his earlier post that he wasn't allowed to play blackjack either at Absolute due to epassporte. I don't understand.

    Anyway, due to the scandal, the fact that the only support available is via email (no phone numbers? that seems suspicious to me), and this latest situation where I'm only allowed to play certain games, I'm done with them.
     
  36. Apr 7, 2008
  37. pokeraddict

    pokeraddict Webmaster

    Occupation:
    Pro Poker Player
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Epassporte refuses to process casino game transactions. I guess they feel that they can claim poker is a skill game like how people are able to play spades, hearts etc. for money and processing poker doesn't fall under UIGEA. AP/UB block BJ for ePassporte users and some other rooms like Carbon are unable to even use ePassporte since their games are too integrated with the software. This is the same reason Bodog and WSEX can't use ePassporte as well as any casino. Poker only sites are the only ones that ePass will process for.

    1-866-788-3005 is AP's U.S. cashier support. Many U.S. rooms have phone support for cashier issues but AFAIK only sportsbook based poker rooms have regular phone support.
     
    1 person likes this.
  38. Apr 8, 2008
  39. WholeBean

    WholeBean Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Geologist
    Location:
    Greenville
    What a strange turn of events. We have a crooked site with great customer support, but the other legitimate sites for Americans, like Bodog, Fulltilt, Stars, and Cake, have terrible support.

    Before anyone jumps on me for putting Stars in that group, I do so because I got caught in the echeck disaster. It was very similar to what happened with Neteller and Ive got some bad feelings about that.

    Wouldnt it be great if the customers sunk AP? Maybe the other sites would wake up and start providing better support.

    WholeBean
     

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