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 […]

Phil Ivey and Borgata Reach Unofficial Settlement as Edge-Sorting Case Nears Conclusion

After a news void of more than nine months, recent court filings show that the long-running court battle between Phil Ivey and New Jersey’s Borgata casino is finally nearing its conclusion. Last week, lawyers for the two sides jointly notified the US’s Third Circuit Court of Appeals that they had reached a preliminary agreement to […]

Online WSOP Series Reignites “Real Bracelet” Debate

This week, with pandemic-related “social distancing” rules continuing to significantly impact the live-poker world, the Caesars-owned World Series of Poker officially announced an 85-event Online 2020 WSOP to be held beginning July 1st. The electrons had barely been sent across the intertubes before poker players far and wide began offering their takes on the WSOP’s […]

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, […]