Was There Cheating in Poker?

In poker, as in many other games where money is involved there will always be someone trying to find a short-cut. This has led to allegations of cheating from time-to-time. There are ways to keep your game clean, even though it is impossible to completely stop cheating.

There was a recent uproar in poker over a player by the name of Mike Postle, who was accused cheating at live streamed game at Stones Gambling Hall. After Postle was charged, streamers and high-profile poker players sifted through hours of footage to analyze every hand he played. It was clear that something was amiss. Postle was able to make absurd calls against the odds. He also called down river bets that had very little chance of being successful. This type of behavior is a clear sign that you should leave the table as fast as you can.

Some players claimed Postle used a device to assist him in making these decisions. Others believed that he was simply an excellent player who could read his opponents and pick up on a tell. The poker world has been shaken by this incident, regardless of the exact method Postle employed. It is no longer safe to participate in private games in any casino where Postle was playing.

This story follows another cheating scandal that occurred at a WSOP Tournament, where a player named Valeriu Coca was accused of using invisible markers to mark his cards. Despite all of the uproar, it was eventually determined that Coca was not cheating and he did not use any sort of marking system during his matches. The only issue was that Coca was able beat the top players and this caused suspicion among the poker community.