UB.com releases its entire roster of pro players

UB.com releases its entire roster of pro players

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

UB.com's team of sponsored pros are the latest casualties as the fallout from Black Friday continues. Blanca Gaming, the parent company of UB.com and Absolute Poker, confirmed in a statement last night that it would be releasing of all 11 of their sponsored players.

The statement read, “We are very disappointed that we have been compelled to sever ties with our sponsored pros. Over the years, the Company has been successful in gathering a group of young, extraordinarily talented and brand-appropriate poker professionals who have proudly sported its logos. We are truly saddened that circumstances have dictated this course of action, and we regret that we are no longer in a position to partner with our sponsored pros, or to provide them with a source of income for playing the game that they love. We appreciate their significant time and dedication shared with us, and we thank them for the loyalty and patience they have continued to show us even during the unsettling events of the past few weeks. We respect and admire them for their many accomplishments, both at the poker tables and away from them, and we will always be grateful for their valuable contributions to building the UB and Absolute Poker brands and to creating a rock-solid community at the pair of online poker rooms.”

Joe Sebok and Prahlad Friedman (how bad does he run) are the biggest names to have their contracts terminated. The other players to be shown the door are Eric “Basebaldy” Baldwin, Maria Ho, Brandon Cantu, Tiffany Michelle, Scott Ian, “Hollywood” Dave Stann, Adam “Roothlus” Levy, Bryan Devonshire and Trishelle Cannatella.

Tags: UB.com, Absolute Poker, Black Friday, Joe Sebok, Prahlad Friedman, Maria Ho