Poker Cheating Scandal

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  1. Doc

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    Found this story fascinating. A poker player on a live stream (30 minute delay) was called out for cheating because his play on certain hands became too unbelievably good. People think that the RFIDs in the opponents cards are being read by Postle or an accomplice and then being sent to his phone or bone conductive headphones hidden in his hat.

    https://www.theringer.com/2019/10/4/20899034/poker-cheating-mike-postle-stones-gambling-hall-twitch-no-limit-holdem-sacramento-veronica-brill

    https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/29/news-views-gossip/mike-postle-cheating-allegations-faq-first-post-1753388/
     
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    Read an article about this last week, not one of the ones you linked though. I found it fascinating that they "know" he's cheating, but can't prove it. The evidence they give is overwhelming though.
     
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    I think the most compelling is that that is the only game he played.
     
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    You mean only games with RFID cards?
     
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    i thought it said that one specific game at that one specific venue. I'm a little over tired i may have misread.
     
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    #6 discydisc, Oct 7, 2019
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    There's a bunch of YouTube videos documenting it (search Doug Polk), it might be as simple as sending messages to his phone that he has conveniently placed in his lap.
     
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    Caught a hanger, Sarge.
     
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    Doug Polk is a con artist and shouldn't be listened to
     
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    Big thread on this on Surly Bevo, go to the gambling forum.
     
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    I don’t follow this at all, but how in the world do they allow phones and headphones at the table?
     
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    One of the articles said it was in the brim of his hat maybe
     
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    It’s most definitely his phone
     
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    Well it’s on a delay and there weren’t supposed to be people that could see it live,..but stones had some people in on it for sure. Someone was on the other side
     
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    He is surely cheating. Fascinating story, thanks for linking.

    I remember the Ultimate Bet scandal back in the day, that was quite a story too.
     
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    There really are a ton of stories that are really interesting. Even Phil Ivey has been accused of cheating. The Kane and Nestor slot machine scam and the guy who made counterfeit tokens are two of my favorites.
    https://www.wired.com/2014/10/cheating-video-poker/

    https://www.gamblingsites.org/biographies/louis-colavecchio/
     
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    Curious how you came to this conclusion, I get he seems like a douche bag and maybe his channel/content might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I don't see him being devious or a con, just abrasive.
     

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