Inside Mike Postle’s Defamation Suit Against Accusers

Just when you might have thought the long saga centered on alleged poker cheater Mike Postle had reached its conclusion, it turns out a whole new chapter is being written. Last week, in something of a surprise development, Postle filed a defamation lawsuit against numerous defendants, all of whom accused Postle of cheating via very […]

Isai Scheinberg’s Time-Served Sentence All But Ends “Black Friday” Legal Era

Last week’s formal sentencing of PokerStars’ co-founder Isai Scheinberg to time served in his “Black Friday” plea-deal case signals the likely end of the Black Friday era of online poker, at least in a legal sense. Scheinberg’s sentencing in a federal Southern District of New York Courtroom by presiding judge Lewis A. Kaplan ended a […]

Jonathan Little’s Rough Poker September Rolls On

It’s never a good month when one ends up as the fulcrum of a controversial poker tale, but to have it happen twice within a matter of days, well, when does that ever happen? That’s the way the first part of September went for prominent online and live poker pro Jonathan Little. Between getting bounced […]

Postle Case Update: 60 Plaintiffs Agree to Settlement

The ongoing saga surrounding alleged poker cheat Mike Postle appears to have reached a formal conclusion in the legal sense, as 60 of the 88 plaintiffs in the California lawsuit originally naming Postle, Sacramento’s Stones Gambling Hall, and Stones employee Justin Kuraitis agreed this week to a settlement with Stones and Kuraitis, the two remaining […]

Mike Sexton, the “Ambassador of Poker,” Passes Away at 72

Mike Sexton, one of poker’s most famous figures and known as the “Ambassador of Poker” for decades, has passed away at age 72 following a battle against prostate cancer. News of Sexton’s passing on Sunday, September 6 was shared publicly by fellow Poker Hall of Famer Linda Johnson, who relayed the sad news via Twitter: […]

October Status Hearing for Defendant in Robbery of Antonio Esfandiari Residence

An October status hearing has officially been scheduled for Svitlana Silva, the Arizona casino dealer and former resident of a luxury Las Vegas apartment occupied by famed poker pro Antonio Esfandiari, who is accused of stealing cash, poker chips and luxury items from Esfandiari and his father Bejan. Recapping the basic facts of the case, […]

Judge Dismisses Marle Cordeiro Lawsuit Against Alleged Poker Cheat Mike Postle

Alleged poker cheat Mike Postle has again triumphed in a US District Court in a lawsuit seeking justice for his alleged cheating activity. This time, in Nevada, US District Judge James C. Mahan has dismissed an action filed against Postle by Las Vegas-based pro Marle Cordeiro. Yesterday’s six-page dismissal opinion by Judge Mahan marks a […]

Susie Zhao Murder Tragedy Deepens

The increasing gruesome tale of the murder of professional poker Shu “Susie Q” Zhao continues to evolve, more than a week after the arrest of 60-year-old convicted sexual predator Jeffery Bernard Morris in connection with her death. Morris, with a litany of felony convictions dating back to the 1980s, remains in custody without bond pending […]

Negreanu Receives Temporary Twitch Ban After Vile Outburst

In another tale of famous poker pros behaving badly while playing online poker and streaming their play to an audience on Twitch, Daniel Negreanu has been hit with a ban by the service following his vile outburst during a recent 2020 WSOP Online bracelet event. Like Mike Matusow, whose threats against an opponent and solicitation […]

The Mouth and the Chat

Mike “The Mouth” Matusow again made headlines in the wrong way this week when he tilted wildly during a recent 2020 WSOP Online bracelet event, accusing an opponent of slowrolling him and threatening violence against the opponent while he was podcasting his own play in the event on his own Twitch channel. Matusow even went […]