Mike Postle and partners hit by a $10 million lawsuit

 "This case represents the largest known cheating scandal in the history of broadcast poker"

Mike Postle (left) and Justin Kuraitis

The Mike Postle cheating scandal took another twist, after Mac VerStandig - the attorney of 25 plaintiffs - posted a court document. The suit has been filed in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, with several known names amongst the plaintiffs including whistleblower and former host of the stream, Veronica Brill, or content creators Jeff "Boski" Sluzinski and Jaman Burton.

"This case represents the largest known cheating scandal in the history of broadcast poker," the lawsuit reads.

Postle is not the only one, who was hit with this heavy lawsuit, several others were named with the likes of Stones Gambling Hall, Stones Tournament Director Justin Kuraitis, and several unnamed defendants.

"We are proud to serve as their counsel and look forward to pursuing this matter in court," VerStandig wrote.

Nine counts are laid out in the suit: racketeering, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, negligence per se, unjust enrichment, negligence, constructive fraud, fraud, and libel.

The $10 million is to be divided between all of those, who fell victim of the scam in proration to the number of minutes they spent playing on the Stones Live Poker stream this year. Postle played a total of 68 sessions from July 18, 2018, through September 21, 2019, with a win rate that is "unfathomable in the world of professional poker".

"[His winnings represent] a quality of play multiple degrees higher than that achieved by the best poker players in the world," the suit also reads.

While the official investigation is still ongoing, according to several people, who dived deep into the case - like Doug Polk or Joe Ingram -, Postle was using some sort of device, which allowed him to know the exact hole cards of his opponents. The poker community concluded, that Mike had several partners, who helped him gather the information.

Lead whistleblower, Veronica Brill

There is another interesting part of the lawsuit. According to the file, Postle had an unnamed 'chief confederate'. "While there are a handful of Stones Live Poker sessions in which Mr. Postle did not make money, and in which he played in a sub-optimal manner, the Plaintiffs have information and a belief that such sessions correlate to the absence of Mr. Postle's suspected chief confederate, John Doe 1, and the Plaintiffs further allege Mr. Postle's participation in Stones Live Poker games was uncharacteristically rare — in contrast to his normal schedule — when the person the plaintiffs believe to be John Doe 1 was absent from the Sacramento area," the complaint reads.

"...[He] is the individual who caused to be transmitted to Mr. Postle the information concerning other players' Hole Cards during Stones Live Poker games, and that such confederate also took steps to allay suspicions and concerns regarding Mr. Postle's cheating so as to allow the same conduct to continue in an unabated manner for a protracted period of time in excess of one (1) year."

This enigmatic person got the poker community speculating and according to the popular belief, it is Taylor Smith. Smith's specific job title is unknown, he's only been referred to as "the gentleman running the stream".

According to several posters on online forums, he was the only one in the "tech room" during the streams, and whenever he was absent or had to jump into the booth, no cheating has occurred.

Apparently, the story will have several exciting twists in the near future, so stay tuned for the updates!