This is terrific stuff. You really can’t even pay for entertainment like this. If you’d like, you can read the post here: http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=12854238.
Or here’s a summary.
Jimmy “gobboboy” Fricke sent an email to Full Tilt Poker about being sponsored in Aussie Millions because he got 2nd last year. It was a normal, short and well-written request. Full Tilt Poker responds with a normal response about how they don’t accept solicitations for that sort of thing and that they have a marketing group to decide that stuff, etc. Nothing special so far.
But then gobboboy noticed that there was an internal email still in the message that went undeleted by Full Tilt support! It read as follows:
From: Howard Lederer
Sent: Sat 11/3/2007 7:21 PM
To: Robert H. Wolf; Ray Bitar
Cc: Jason Newitt
Subject: RE: Aussie Millions. (KMM4237266I19928L0KM)
The guy’s a freak and a very weird dude. He is also quite young. I think we should stay away.
My new email address is XXXX@XXXX.com. My “tiltware.com” address will not work soon. Please update my contact info accordingly. Thanks.
That is hilarious. Not only did the guy send out Howard’s response clearly meant for four people, he also did a number of other things.
1. He publicly revealed the names of three of the most important decision-makers in the company: Howard Lederer, Bob Wolf and Ray Bitar.
2. He signed his own email (you can see it in the 2p2 post) JD, but yet revealed his own name of Jason Newitt. I’m assuming he’s Jason D. Newitt or something like that.
3. He showed that the legal arrangement between tiltware, Full Tilt Poker and whoever else is a sham — These are the guys running the site, they’re hardly a software outfit.
Considering the legal sensitivity regarding this stuff, it seems like a terrible idea to even make it possible to do that. I’m hoping for Jason’s sake that Jason Newitt is not his real name and I hope for all of their sakes that the DOJ does not care to see a poker-only gaming case go to court.
Note that I would never publicly out the names of gaming people for obvious reasons, but these guys did it to themselves.