60 Minutes Update: Twists and Turns

Preparations for a 60 Minutes expose on cheating scandals at two online poker sites–Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet–continue full steam ahead, but according to one previously contacted source, directly involved in the production prior plans to air the segment November 9th have turned very uncertain.

A second source close to the production, who had also expressed confidence in the November 9th date, echoes the same sentiments, saying, “There are new developments to pursue.” Calls to 60 Minutes were not returned.

Meanwhile, Mark Seif, a longtime sponsored Absolute player has reportedly resigned and engaged counsel to obtain, “a fair divorce from the Company.” Sources close to the situation say Seif and Absolute differed on the best strategy to deal with the 60 Minutes program. Seif stated publicly last spring that he favored full cooperation with 60 Minutes investigators and would welcome an opportunity to participate in the program.

Since then, 60 Minutes crews have journeyed to Canada for visits with executives of Absolute and the Kahnawake Gaming Commission,” says one former Absolute associate. He describes the Company executives as having been “wary of getting involved with 60 Minutes.”