The case against Mike Postle’s alleged poker cheating was dropped in early June with the majority of the plaintiffs agreeing to a settlement with Stones Gambling Hall and its tournament director Justin Kuraitis, who are in charge of the live broadcast.
Now, Postle is embarking on a legal battle of his own, suing many of the leading names in poker for slander and libel. Professional poker player and Postle’s outspoken critic, Todd Witteles tweeted a screenshot of the lawsuit Thursday night.
As well as Witteles, Postle has filed a lawsuit against former Stones employee Veronica Brill, who raised the allegations a year ago, six-time WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu, high-stakes gambler Haralabos Voulgaris, poker personality Joey Ingram, as well as ESPN, Poker News media, and Upswing Poker, Run It Once, Crush Live Poker, Solve For Why, and Poker Coaching, run by poker pros Doug Polk, Phil Galfond, Bart Hanson, Matt Berkey, and Jonathan Little respectively poker88.
Despite his early court victories, Postle has been viewed as guilty in the eyes of most of the poker public, many of whom have been outspoken in their belief that he cheated, most likely with the help of an accomplice. Theories about how that happened range from the bone-conductive headphones on his hat, to the hole card information sent to his cell phone, but so far, nothing has been able to conclusively prove Postle cheated beyond his statistically impossible and seemingly almost game-winning win. perfect poker.