The latest updates from the Stones Live Poker cheating scandal. partypoker reveals a drop in the number of bots detected for August. Find these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.
Poker live streams address concerns over security
One day after a $30 million lawsuit dropped, how Mike Postle was able to engage in the alleged cheating during Stone Live Poker live streams continues to be a subject on the minds of poker players.
The natural extension of the controversy for some is “how likely is it that cheating has occurred on other poker live streams using hole card technology.” While there is no evidence to suggest anything improper has occurred on other popular live streams, some entities have been compelled to address player concerns. Live at the Bike, PokerGo, PokerStars, the WPT and Run It Up are among the entities that answered inquiries regarding the security of their games.
Poker player and Solve For Why’s Matt Berkley’s analysis from yesterday takes a look at the complexities — or lack thereof — of cheaters potentially misusing hole card technology.
Ok, I may have stumbled onto something HUGE!!! Just made a quick video demonstrating just how easy it would be to have perfect real time info with the help of someone from the control room. This may also explain the crotch staring & stuffed hat. https://t.co/sVYIjdaMDn
— Matt Berkey (@berkey11) October 8, 2019
In a correction from our Hit and Run post on Tuesday, we incorrectly reported that the Stones Live Poker-Mike Postle lawsuit was for $10 million. It is actually for a total of $30 million, which includes a $10 million lawsuit against Mike Postle, $10 million against Stones Gambling Hall and $10 million against Justin Kuraitis.
– partypoker has released its latest report on bot activity in the online poker room. During August, the number of bot accounts closures was just 16 during the month, 13 which came from partypoker.com (for a total of $9,338) and three from partypoker.eu (€3,368).
– Speaking of bots, while the live poker world continues to be rocked by the Mike Postle-Stones Live Poker cheating scandal, another controversy is occurring on an unregulated U.S. facing online poker room. Poker players on Americas Cardroom are speaking out 2+2 regarding two separate issues: an ongoing problem of bots on the poker site and the underpayment of rakeback since May.
– The 2019 PokerStars EPT Open Sochi Main Event is underway with Day 1a of the RUB133,000 (around $2,000) Main Event. The tournament will run from October 9th to October 13th and features a guaranteed prize pool of 70,000,000 RUB ($1 million). Follow the action through PokerNews live updates throughout the tournament.
– In the latest developments from the Wire Act reversal appeal, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has released a briefing schedule for the case which begins with a November 12th deadline. The schedule means that efforts to overturn the Wire Act decision — which agreed with the interpretation that the law only applied to sports betting — will push a resolution to the case well into 2020, where it could ultimately be heard by the United States Supreme Court.
– Wednesday’s featured classic Grinderschool poker training video of the day is Part 18 of Colossos’ “Cash Games with Colossos” series. In this episode, Colossos seeks out fish so he can use his “wait and hit” type of style.
Best poker videos on the Internet
– Joey Ingram is back with yet another cheating scandal analysis video:
– Jeff Boski has the unfortunate distinction of being one of the most well-known players who played against Mike Postle on the Stones Poker Live stream. On Wednesday, Poski sat down with Doug Polk to discuss the scandal and what it was like playing against Postle.
– Marle Cordeiro and Jaime Kerstetter return with another episode of “The Rake,” where they discuss the topic at the center of the poker world, the Mike Postle cheating controversy: