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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …