re: Poker & PotRipper Scandal, is it real? (2007)
Ultimate Bet (AP was another skin) was the first place I played online and this was before FTP even was around in a major way. UB had the highest stakes cash games while Pstars had the tournament action.....
I wouldn't say UB went downhill solely because of the scandal, but it sure didn't help and it pushed it down further. The advent of FTP was the real game changer for UB/AP. Once FTP established itself it became the place for cash games and Pstars further entrentched itself as the donkament leader.
This was pretty much the situation from 2006-2011 with obviously a lot of stuff going on in Europe...once Party left after the UIGEA, it was Pstars and FTP all the way market share wise.