In poker, as in many other games where money is involved there will always be someone trying to find a short-cut. This has resulted in cheating allegations from time to time. There are ways to keep your game clean, even though it is impossible to completely stop cheating.
Recently there was a big uproar in the poker community over a player named Mike Postle who was accused of cheating during live streamed games at Stones Gambling Hall in California. After Postle’s accusation, countless streamers and players of high profile began to go through hours of video dissecting each important hand he had played. It seemed that something fishy was going on. Postle made absurd calls against the odds and was able to call down river bets with very little chance of winning. This type behavior is a clear indication that you should get out of the table as quickly as possible.
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 the controversy, it was ultimately determined that Coca wasn’t cheating and didn’t use any sort marking system during his games. The only problem was that he was able to beat the top players at the table and this created a lot of suspicion in the poker community.