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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Two-Time GPI POY Alex Foxen Cited in Alleged Crypto Negligence Lawsuit

An intriguing lawsuit filed by South African poker player Ronit Chamani cites reigning and soon-to-be two-time GPI Player of the Year Alex Foxen as playing a key recruiting role in a cryptocurrency venture now alleged to have conducted in negligent (if not fraudulent) activity, including the failure to return remaining investor funds once the crypto […]

Stones Gambling ‘Investigation’ Into Postle Appears Faux

The Kickass Poker Blog returns today with a look at the scant recent developments into the allegations of cheating on over a year of web-streamed “Stones Live” poker games by Mike Postle, that has led to an ongoing lawsuit by dozens of players against Postle, alleged collaborator Justin Kuraitis, and Sacramento’s Stones Gambling Hall. Though […]

Foxen WPT5D Win Reheats Unlimited Rebuy Debate

Yesterday’s victory by the talented Alex Foxen at the last major poker event of 2019, the World Tour Five Diamond Poker Classic at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, may cap major tourney play for the year, but it has also reignited debate in the poker world about whether unlimited re-entries are good for the game. […]