While the Silverton extension is still being finished, one of our coziest poker rooms in town has been displaced to the keno and slots area right in front of where the poker room was.

Taking a hit in traffic, Silverton offers a variety of promotions to reward their loyal locals.

We liked their no-limit game when the room first opened, but every time we return there’s just one 3/6 limit running with the same faces (of course, where else can you find a packed 3/6 game running in Las Vegas?).

Now Silverton wants to lure the no-limit crowd back, and they’ll pay you for the privilege. Just like a prop player, only there’s 10 of ’em.

Every Monday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., be one of the first 10 players to sit down at a NL slot onlain table. Put at least $175 in play, play for at least 2 hours, then when you cash out you’ll receive $25.

Now what happens if you bust? Well, you can always leave without collecting your $25. But you can only pick up your $25 after 2 hours. Be sure to bring enough buy-ins just in case.

The promotion will run every Monday for the foreseeable future, and you can participate as often as you’d like.

NioNio – Cheating at Ultimate Bet

Ultimate Bet ScandalAccording to a recent report by the Gaming Intelligence Group, Ultimate Bet (UB) have confirmed that there was suspicious activity related to the account NioNio on their site.

After receiving complaints from players and evidence supporting some “abnormal” play, Ultimate Bet performed an investigation of the account “NioNio” on their site.

UltimateBet says it immediately called in an independent third-party expert to review “hundreds of thousands of hand histories, all of which were promptly locked down and made available to the expert”.

UB went on to say: “The initial findings of our third-party expert confirm that the NioNio account’s winning statistics were indeed abnormal, and we have expanded the investigation to look into whether an unfair advantage existed, how such a scheme might have been perpetrated, and whether additional accounts beyond those of NioNio were involved.

“The investigation has proven to be extremely complex and, therefore, has been more extensive and taken much longer than initially expected. We continue to aggressively pursue the matter and will communicate the findings of our full investigation to our regulatory authority and to our customer base as soon as practicable.”

UltimateBet is in regular communications and contact with its regulatory authority, The Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC), and agreed to continue to cooperate fully with that body. They posted the following statement on 2+2 poker.

This can’t be a good thing for Tokwiro Enterprises Enrg (the parent company of Ultimate Bet) as this is the same company that owns Absolute Poker. Absolute Poker was the center of a huge scandal last year where it was found that company insiders were using super-user accounts (which could see hole cards) to defraud players on the site. They were fined $500,000 for that incident and also paid out all loses to players involved.

I am still trying to confirm if this is just a few players running a scam, or if this is something insider. More on this story as it develops.