News update on Pitbull Poker Scandal

October 13, 2009

pitbullPitbull Poker, the online poker website has finally released an official announcement following all the rumours and closure of operations. The announcement was a direct call to all their players –

“It is with great sadness that we have closed Pitbull Poker. To cash out your balance, please e-mail”

This triggered off the Pitbull players and the online poker circuit in general. Besides this clear announcement, there was also the following – “Pitbull Poker recommends the following Gaming Websites” and this was followed by a recommendation of five affiliate banners for other online gambling websites and poker networks. These recommended sites include Cake Poker and PokerStars.

Pitbull Poker was viewed by many as the biggest operator on the network with competitors such as BetEd, BetCascade, PlayFast, 5Dimes and Golden Arch Poker.

Many wrote in the forums following this online poker news and even more speculations started off. It started to seem like the owners, Baronowski and CO are doing this with the aim of maybe raising funds through these affiliate referrals in order to pay players. We will know more about this soon…

The independent online poker site monitor, PokerScout had already announced that no action was taking place on the network and Flash Poker, the host for Pitbull also did not elaborate further on the operation on goings. Flash Poker Network was founded in 2004 in San Jose, Costa Rica and now holds their offices in San Pedro. Unfortunately the future of this network is not secure anymore but hopefully they will get back to business. To their credit, they are the ones who developed the Flash instant-play technology that includes both multi-lingual and multi-currency facilities. 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud, Omaha Hi/Lo, Omaha, and Texas Hold’em.


5 Responses to “News update on Pitbull Poker Scandal”

  1. JC Hawk on October 13th, 2009 4:24 pm

    I have some information that Mr. Baronowski is the owner of the Flash Network..

    Google it and see for yourself… Then look at who owns The flash poker network the Domain..


  2. Glen aka paddlin on October 14th, 2009 6:11 pm

    JC, I have about 40 ex pitbull players that have emailed me and are now on a group contact list. Obviously all players are owed money, all of the players want something done and will do anything and everything in their power to try to get their/our money back from the site. Can you please email me at and let me know if there’s anything that we don’t know about regarding this ongoing “issue”, and if there’s anything that we can do. I hope to hear from you.


  3. JC Hawk on October 20th, 2009 2:53 am

    I was given a e-mail address so everyone could submit their claim of issue.. The address is wrong or unable to be used at this time, so they are getting me another one tomorrow. I will post it as soon as I get it.

    I am in talks with the Costa Rica government, the US business trade (CRETA) and many others about this. This is bigger than just ripping off poker players, if the government does not step in it may have a ripple effect on trade. They want our money and trade and we need to know we have protection on investments made in Costa Rica.

    If I need to spend out of my own pocket the money to advertise how dangers’ it is to invest in ANY business in Costa Rica I will. Michael Moor might like this one. LOL

    I will post the e-mail tomorrow


  4. JC Hawk on October 21st, 2009 1:17 pm

    ***** Up Date ***

    E-mail all information of your lose from Pitbull to,


    Subject: Pitbull Sport Betting

    This is going to the prosecutors office in Costa Rica


  5. JC Hawk on October 23rd, 2009 3:57 pm

    sorry my bad..


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