Mike Postle Files to Dismiss Libel Lawsuit, Endgame Issues Linger

On April 1, alleged poker cheat Mike Postle filed a voluntary dismissal motion in the Sacramento Superior Court where his $330 million defamation lawsuit was under consideration. The motion means Postle won’t be getting any of that money he might have dreamed of, though it’s not the end of the whole affair. There are still …

Judge Grants Mike Postle Second Continuation in Defamation Lawsuit

Mike Postle, the California poker pro who was sued by nearly 90 other players for allegedly cheating during dozens of livestreamed cash games at Sacramento’s Stones Gambling Hall, has been granted a second continuance in his $330 million defamation lawsuit against a dozen of his most prominent public accusers. Postle received a 33-day continuation until …

GGPoker Keeps Backing Dan Bilzerian, Deepening Scummy Behavior

Last week the ongoing Dan Bilzerian fiasco at GGPoker burst back into poker world awareness that GGPoker had terminated its affiliate deal with Vanessa Kade, the poker pro who Bilzerian called a “hoe” in his first Tweet after signing a sponsorship deal with GGPoker last December. It was Kade, who almost alone among poker people …

Brent Carter Indicted Over Mailing Substances to New York Gaming Officials

One of the stranger stories in recent months arrives from the offices of the Attorney General for the Northern District of New York, involving two-time WSOP bracelet winner Brent Carter and a series of threatening phone calls and letters sent to New York State’s Gaming Commission. Carter, 72, was indicted last week on a criminal …

PokerStars Enjoys Uncontested Launch in Regulated Michigan Market, But…

Having a monopoly in a market with years of pent-up consumer demand ought to be a recipe for easy success, and that’s exactly what PokerStars has enjoyed in the first two weeks of real-money online poker play in Michigan. While the Michigan Gaming Control Board has yet to issue any formal revenue updates for online …

Larry Flynt Passes at 78, Leaves Checkered Poker Legacy

On Wednesday, February 10, 2021, Hustler Magazine founder and Hustler Casino owner Larry Flynt died, aged 78. Flynt was far and away one of the most controversial figures of American life in the 1970s and ’80s, and we’ll touch on that a bit as we focus more closely on his connections and role in the …

Huck Seed Named to Poker Hall of Fame as Voting Paradigm Shifts

This week, Huckleberry “Huck” Seed became the 59th inductee of the Caesars-owned and WSOP-affiliated Poker Hall of Fame. The very worthy Seed has logged over $7.6 in recorded tournament earnings, unspecified millions more in cash games, and has claimed four WSOP bracelets and a 2010 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions. Add in Seed’s …

GGPoker’s Dan Bilzerian Signing Signals Acceptance of Misogyny

GGPoker’s announcement this week that it had signed trust-fund-baby and all-around lowlife Dan Bilzerian to an ambassadorship deal has had tongues wagging, with GGPoker catching plenty of heat for what surely looks to be a short-sighted move. The signing brings up an interesting question: When are any near-future gains that can be attributed to signing …

Five Weeks In, No Resolution in Midway Poker Tour Payout Shortage

It’s been a touch over five weeks in the sad story of the Midway Poker Tour and its disastrous debut event, which was held at a hotel in the Chicago suburbs in early October. The founder and owner of the tour, Daniel Bekavac, has seemingly gone to ground, which leaves 12 of the 31 players …