It's been ten days since the Mike Postle cheating scandal broke. The pro crushed the live stream at Stones Gambling Hall outside of Sacramento, CA but his suspicious play caught the attention of multiple players including Veronica Brill. Brill played against Postle on the stream and she provided commentary, but noticed something fishy was going down. She posted an original video last weekend and the poker community quickly helped her go over multiple videos of his feeds that were uploaded to YouTube.
Once Joey Ingram and Doug Polk got involved, the entire story blew up in the poker world. Ingram has been on the story nonstop since it broke posting numerous videos updating everyone with his findings and other evidence that other members of the poker community shared and provided. Veronica Brill tipped everyone off, but the poker community came together to crack the case wide open.
It didn't take too long after that before the mainstream media got tipped off. Someone tipped off Scott Van Pelt at ESPN. SVP had a short segment and talked about the worm hole of the cheating scandal. That sorta blew my mind. ESPN devoted a segment to this scandal that had been busted open for only a few days. Even Bill Simmons website The Ringer posted a long-form piece about the captivating poker cheating scandal that has been occupying everyone's time over the last week or more.
When friends in the square world are asking me about it, you know the story penetrated the gambling bubble and crash landed in the real world. At this rate, your grandma and uncle from Hoboken will be asking you about it at Thanksgiving.
Heck, this story is so big and encompassing it knocked the sale of PokerStars off the front page. The PokerStars sale to a sportsbetting junta should be one of the biggest stories of the year, but it's a mere blip on the radar compared to the Postle shenanigans.
The worst part about it all, is that Postle continues to deny any wrongdoing. That's America these days, even when you're totally busted, you keep denying it until they can get away with it.
Postle appeared on the Mike Matusow show to give his side of the story. Matusow remained neutral and let the guy speak his mind, but all it did was add more ammo against him. There's a reason why high-end criminal lawyers tell you to shut the fuck up and never talk to the press. Anything and everything will be used against you... especially when the entire poker industry is on the case like a horde of amateur detectives. It's like Erin Brockavich meets Spotlight meets Rounders meets Shattered. It seems like there's something new every few hours that it's difficult to keep up with the case. But clearly it keeps getting worse and worse for Postle. He legit thinks he can get away with this but the poker community is like a 13-year teenager when it comes to holding a grudge. They're not going to let this cheating scandal mess up the community. It's tough enough trying to get credibility in the straight world, so it's up to the community to police itself. That involves outing the cheaters to prevent future theft.
In his latest video, Joey Ingram got fired up because he unearthed new info from a video by a gamer named Gumpnstein who sped up all of the videos to come across some damaging evidence.
Apparently July 18 was the day of reckoning in which he started putting his phone in his lap/crotch area (it had been on the table for months prior) and the rest is history.
According to the new info, Ingram suggested that Postle is up $330K over 77 winning sessions out of 88 total sessions on the live stream.
Watch the latest episode (Part 7) of Joey Ingram's investigation using intel from Gumpnstein...