Mike Postle was accused of cheating on a live-stream at Stones Gambling Hall nearly six months ago. The Northern California poker pro is facing his share of a $30 million lawsuit. But the casino, also a defendant in the suit, filed a motion to have the case dismissed on the basis that there is no proof of cheating and, even if there was, they aren’t liable.
Mac VerStandig is representing 25 plaintiffs who believe they deserve compensation for being cheated. Postle denied wrongdoing to CardsChat News and on Mike Matusow’s podcast in October. He went so far as to claim he is simply one of the best poker players in the world.
But few within the poker community believe that statement. They argue his success rate in river decisions over more than a year on the Stones live-streams is proof he cheated. Postle, however, claimed he would prove there is video evidence of him making numerous incorrect plays on the river. It’s been nearly six months since he made that promise and he hasn’t yet released a shred of evidence.
Is Mike Postle Solely to Blame?
If poker players are cheated by another player, is the casino legally responsible to pay reparations? We’re just poker journalists, so we’ll let the courts settle that issue.
Stones Gambling Hall believes it doesn’t owe the plaintiffs a dime and, on Wednesday, lawyers for the casino filed a motion asking a Sacramento judge to have the lawsuit dismissed.
“This lawsuit reflects the oldest complaint of gamblers — that their lack of success means they were cheated,” the court filing stated.
In court documents, the casino claims to have simply provided a venue for the games. It also states that “Stones had no stake in who won money or lost money in the poker games.”
“Plaintiffs decided whether they wanted to play, for how long, how much to bet, and in which hands to participate,” the motion stated.