A $10-million lawsuit has been filed against Mike Postle and Stones Live Poker room with allegations for live cheating. Others named in the official statement are Justin Kuraitis – the poker room manager, and a handful of John Doe accomplices, including an unknown person, described as a chief confederate.
Veronica Brill and vloggers Jeff Boski and Jaman Burton have been named as part of the 25 poker playing plaintiffs that will receive a split sum of the $10 million. The court will divide the sum on the number of minutes played on the infamous broadcast from January earlier this year.
The lawsuit mentions several counts, including fraud, negligence, violations of RICO statues, unjust enrichment and libel. The lawsuit document is available here.
Mike Postle – a regular playing with Stones Gambling Hall poker room in Northern California was accused of cheating during one of his livestreamed cash game sessions by another player – Veronica “Angry Polak” Brill.
She made her accusations via Twitter rant, laying out evidence and many video clips explaining why she believes Postle has been cheating.
Although she never claimed she was sure the player was cheating, she expressed her concerns he is, following several poker players voicing out their concerns too.
If someone is displaying a probability of cheating on a live stream you don’t make the entire room not be able to use their cellphones in an attempt to reduce everyone’s anxiety and then still promote the player as one of the best.
— Veronica 2.0 (@Angry_Polak) September 28, 2019
Although she never claimed she was sure the player was cheating, she expressed her concerns there is good chance he is, following a number of poker players voicing out their concerns too.
STONES GAMBLING HALL POKER ROOM DENIES ACCUSATIONS
Earlier this year an accusation was made that a player was cheating in our game
We conducted a full investigation & found no evidence that any cheating had occurred
Stones Live stream remains a secure poker streaming platform
The recent allegations are completely fabricated
— StonesLivePoker (@StonesLivePoker) September 29, 2019
Accused Mike Postle went on Twitter to defend himself, posting numerous videos of his gameplay, showing times he has lost. His main aim was trying to prove he wasn’t winning all the time.
POKER PROFESSIONALS DON’T BUY THE CHEAP TALK
Imaging being a 700BB/100 winner for 16 years and somehow not having moved past 5/5
— Mike McDonald (@MikeMcDonald89) October 2, 2019
It’s so obvious that this Mike guy was cheating. I hope they throw the book at him
— Ryan Riess (@RyanRiess1) October 1, 2019
Got alerted to this Stones cheater, watched hands from @Joeingram1 and @haralabob , Q isn’t if he cheats, it’s how you could possibly play at the casino that claims there was no cheating ever again. Anyone playing there deserves their fate.
— Scott Seiver (@scott_seiver) October 1, 2019
I get more and more tilted looking at these hands as I go along. Not just because of how ridiculous these Postle decisions are, but how the commentators are just like
“OH THATS POSTLE HE ALWAYS WINSS LOL YUP”
Then the stream inserts some dumb Postle meme. Is this real life?
— Doug Polk (@DougPolkPoker) October 1, 2019
After the scandal blew out of proportion, the poker room suspended all livestreaming sessions.
.@StonesGambling is suspending all broadcast of poker play, including live streaming, while we expand our multifaceted investigation with outside experts.
This investigation will be thorough & detailed. We will report the outcomes when they are available.
— StonesLivePoker (@StonesLivePoker) October 2, 2019
“This case represents the largest known cheating scandal in the history of broadcast poker,” the suit reads.