Judge Dismisses Postle Case, Opens New Era for California Card Cheats

US District Judge William B Shubb has dismissed a lawsuit brought by 88 plaintiffs and former players on Stones Gambling Hall’s “Stones Live!” podcasts against alleged poker cheat Mike Postle, “Stones Live!” director Justin Kuraitis, and Stones Gambling Hall corporate parent Kings Casino Management. In his opinion, offered yesterday, June 3, 2020, Shubb largely relied […]

Examining the Sad Perkins-Bilzerian-Cates Kerfuffle

The high-stakes hullabaloo over alleged “ghosting” activity in an invitation-only, online-app-based poker cash game hosted by multimillionaire Bill Perkins has lit up the poker world through the entirety of the extended Memorial Day weekend and much of this past week, exposing what can only be described as the sad state of affairs in at least […]

Pandemic Shutdowns Ease, But Live Poker to Face New Struggle

Social-gathering protocols connected to the ongoing Covid-19 novel coronavirus pandemic have begun to ease across much of the United States, but it’s clear that live poker as we know it will face a new an ongoing challenge in presenting games that can be played amid ongoing restrictions on how poker players can congregate. Nowhere will […]

Mike Postle’s Been a Very, Very Bad Boy, Plaintiffs’ Counsel Alleges

Separate filings in two poker-cheating lawsuits allege Postle has been gaming the legal system to muddy up the two processes. There’s been quite a bit of news in recent days in the two lawsuits involving alleged poker cheat Mike Postle, the focal point of an ongoing firestorm that’s unlikely to go away any time soon. […]

Rumors and Facts: The Covid Shutdown at Bay 101

It’s not surprising that the Covid-induced, 10-way chop in the Bay 101 Shooting Star main event has turned out to be an important happening in the poker world. It was the last major poker event to be played in the United States before American casinos began shuttering en masse around three weeks ago. Still, many […]

Michael Postle Defense Filing Formalized; Multiple Draft Errors Create Confusion

It’s time to return here to the hot topic and middling controversy of alleged poker cheat Mike Postle having filed his initial response to the $10M civil lawsuit. Since my previous article, Postle, who officially represents himself, has had a signed version of the filing docketed into the case by Sacramento attorney William Portanova. The […]

Michael Postle Definitively Linked to RounderLife; Altered and Unsigned Filing Posted

In a follow-up to the publication by online ‘zine RounderLife of the initial legal response by alleged poker cheat Mike Postle, this writer has been able to establish an ongoing link between Postle and RounderLife that had previously only been assumed. The outlet, which has published numerous pro-Postle features, had been previously connected to Postle, […]

Michael Postle Files Formal Response to Cheating Allegations

Sacramento-area poker pro Mike Postle, the central figure in a high-profile, $10 million civil case including allegations of cheating during dozens of live-streamed poker sessions from California’s Stones Gambling Hall, has filed his initial legal response in the case. The filing, dated March 24, 2020, was first published on the RounderLife website already closely linked […]

The WSOP ‘Mystery Bounty’ Mystery

It’s time to serve up a poker piece that doesn’t center on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic currently causing global issues. Though this feature focuses on this summer’s World Series of Poker, it’s not a story about whether or not the 2020 WSOP will run as scheduled. Rather, it’s about what I believe to be a […]

Coronavirus Concerns Increase for Poker World

The increasingly global spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus poses an ever-larger threat of disruption to major poker events, including this summer’s World Series of Poker. While the odds remain long against the 2020 WSOP’s cancellation — speaking in terms of the live gathering in Las Vegas, and not the online bracelet events — developments in […]