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Absolute and Ultimate Band Together

Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet have joined to form the Cereus Poker Network. In doing so, the two companies are poised to become the third largest poker network, competing with sites like PokerStars and Full Tilt.

Both sites have had issues with so-called “super-players” who manipulate the software to cheat.

Paul Leggett, chief operations officer of Absolute Poker and UltimateBet, said the Cereus Poker Network was the culmination of more than 12 months of innovation and development.

The two sites will pool their customers in the new network, but there are no plans at present to merge and they will continue to operate under their individual brands.

“Cereus not only delivers the best online poker experience; it enables our company to improve our operations and deliver significantly better value and service to our customers,”

said Leggett.