EGR Magazine have stated that a group of eight online poker players, including known live players Brad Booth, Tom Koral and Dustin Woolf, have issued a complaint against the software company Excapsa, the operators of the site until 2006 and John Does 1-10, ten as-yet-unknown defendants.
The three professional players are joined with other plaintiffs from the United States, Canada and Peru in demanding at least $10m, along with further compensation. A copy of their complaint can be found here. The complaint is seeking damages for:
- RICO – Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organisations Act
- RICO Conspiracy
- Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage
- Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
- Unfair Business Practices
- Fraud and
While the John Does are yet to be named, it is suggested that Russ Hamilton, the key figure behind the superuser accounts, is one of them, along with significant management and founders for UltimateBet and Excapsa, such as Greg Pierson, Jon Karl, and Jack Bates between the years of 2003 and 2008.
The story continues.