Thursday, March 30, 2006

A quick ZeeJustin rant...

Every blogger and his brother has opined on the ZeeJustin/JJProdigy cheating scandal, especially since the culprit has re-emerged to tell his side… again.

Here’s my two cents. Cheating is cheating. He knew it. His feeble mea culpa(s) show him to be a complete tool. I’d have more respect if he just said, “Hey, I cheated. I got caught. I paid the price. I knew it was wrong, but I did it because I’m an ethical midget and Party sucks at sniffing out improprieties. It’s not their fault for building the system, it’s my fault for being too weak-willed to resist the urge to cheat the loophole-riddled system.”

Listen, ALL of us could have cheated the way he did. We CHOSE not to. He CHOSE to do it. Nobody had his nuts in a vice, nobody forced him to “create” multiple names and enter the same tournaments three or four times. He did it of his own volition.

Now, realistically, his most recent 2+2 blamefest seems like a legal maneuver. I would guess that his re-emergence has been engineered by lawyers (either his or Party’s) trying to protect him (and Party) from a civil lawsuit. After all, wouldn’t you think that everyone who entered these tournaments that Zee/JJ cashed in have legal grounds for a class action suit? The damages are clear, everyone paid the same amount to enter, and everyone did not get a fair test of their poker skills. Seems like Party would be on the hook for not providing a level playing ground and/or not taking adequate measures to prevent such an easy method of cheating.

Of course, Party would immediately turn around and go after Zee/JJ for the damages, just like the casinos would if someone was caught with magnets around the slot machines or loaded dice. So we get an insincere mea culpa, written by insincere lawyers, delivered by a proven cheat. Just like Rafael Palmeiro, Richard Nixon, Sammy Sosa, and Bill Clinton. And people don’t think that poker imitates life…


At 10:51 AM, Anonymous Johnny FlopBoot said...

How would a class-action suit be brought?

The company is not regulated by any American entity, and is technically an illegal business.

You can't sue your local weed dealer for selling weak sacks, how is this different?

Just curious as I don't know much about it.

At 7:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ZeeJustin and JJ make me want to throw up. I wish the U.S. would legalize and regulate online poker so that guys like this could be thrown in jail.

At 3:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd you make me want to throw up. Give it a break man Missery loves company and you live for other peoples midtakes. I guess you have never made one!


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