Film maker Scott Bell is getting ready to launch a new documentary project about the scandal-ridden online poker site UB Poker. The documentary is based on a large number of blog posts and will premiere this fall.
A new documentary film about scandal-ridden online poker site
UB Poker is underway from the hands of film maker Scott Bell.
Bell announced his plans for the project in a recent interview with Quadjacks Radio, revealing that he had first started compiling information about UB Poker in a number of blog posts.
However, he soon realized that it would be difficult for readers to trawl through the many posts of written text, so he decided to turn his message into a movie instead.
The documentary will in this way cover how UB deliberately intended to cover up its tracks following the SuperUser Scandal, how several players were left stranded without compensations and how many of the main figures involved in the scam have never been confronted with their crimes.
"The site went to extraordinary lengths to cover its tracks. Although the collective investigation that took place in 2008-2009 was really amazing, what was presented as what had happened, didn't really happen," Bell said.
"What really happened is that the company payed a lot less back than they reported, they made up a lot of silly stories as to why they couldn't provide and audit trail or hand histories
, and the people involved at the height of the cheating have never answered the first questions," he added.
The UB Poker documentary will premiere in late fall or early winter if everything goes according to plan, and will be released on video-on-demand and DVD.
See the full interview with Bell here