The Stones cheating saga is far from over. Now, it’s Mike Postle’s turn to sue those who accused him of cheating during livestreamed cash games at the California poker room.
The American poker pro chose to be silent since September 2019, when his name had been implicated in what was dubbed the biggest cheating scandal in the history of broadcast poker.
Postle, Stones Gambling Hall, and Justin Kuraitis were the defendants in a massive multi-million civil lawsuit filed by dozens of players who claimed have fallen victims to the alleged cheating, but the case was eventually dropped in early, with the plaintiffs agreeing to settle.
After the suit was dismissed, Postle finally broke his silence and surprised everyone when he divulged some details of an upcoming documentary that according to him would tell his side of the story and would “shock the world“. More recently, Postle has launched a legal battle against a number of prominent names in the world of poker who had made him the subject of widespread criticism and condemnation.
A screenshot of the suit was shared on Twitter by cash game player Todd Witteless, whom Postle also included in the list of defendants alongside Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu, content creator Joey Ingram, Run It Once founder Phil Galfond, Upswing Poker’s Doug Polk, Bart Hanson who runs Crush Live Poker, as well as Solve for Why’s Matt Berkey and Jonathan Little of Poker Coaching.
This will be drowned out by the Trump news, but Mike Postle is suing me, @Angry_Polak, @ESPN, @Pokernews, @PhilGalfond, @haralabob, @BartHanson, @RealKidPoker, @JonathanLittle, @Joeingram1, and @DougPolkVids for defamation.
Suit is obviously frivolous and I will fight it. pic.twitter.com/JiZANp3mWH
— Todd Witteles (@ToddWitteles) October 2, 2020
Postle is also suing Veronica Brill, the poker player and former Stones commentator who exposed the scandal in September of last year. The list of defendants could still grow as the legal process progresses.
The lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of California in Sacramento County by Postle’s lawyers from Lowe & Associates, a high-profile law firm based in Beverly Hills. Postle is bringing the defendants to court for trade libel, slander and defamation, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, false light, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
A New Chapter
The saga has now entered a new chapter, with Galfond also promising that he’d compile all of the hands Postle played during livestreamed cash games at Stones and analyze all key data needed to determine if he really cheated.
Meanwhile, Brill continues to gain support from the poker community. A crowd-funding initiative organized to assist with her legal representation managed to reach its $20,000 target in less than eight hours. The legal case against Postle may have been dropped but majority in the world of poker still believe he cheated.