Sacramento Casino Stones Gambling Hall Still Employing Alleged Poker Live Stream Cheating Accomplice
Following a payoff, the alleged accomplice from the litigation Requires Mike Postle of cheating a low-stakes, live-streamed poker match in Stones Gambling Hall was rehired by the Sacramento-area casino, according to a post on Twitter. When it weren’t for the COVID-19 pandemic, however, Stones Gambling Hall Tournament Director Justin Kuraitis might not have missed a paycheck.
Along with running the tournaments at Stones, Kuraitis was also in charge of the Stones Live Poker livestream, and was believed by many high-profile figures in the poker world to be the accomplice feeding hole card information to Postle.
The lawsuit is basically over at this point as 62 of the 88 plaintiffs in the case accepted a settlement.
Mac VerStandig, counsel for the plaintiffs, released a statement saying that there was no evidence supporting the claims that Kuraitis and Postle cheated, which was likely required as part of the settlement deal.
I didn’t sign the payoff
I’m free to go on to tell the facts
– Veronica (@Angry_Polak) September 15, 2020
After almost a year of silence, Kuraitis published an announcement of his own Tuesday afternoon on Twitter, reasserting his innocence, exposing those who accused himand thanking those who supported him at the legal battle that ensued.
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– Justin Kuraitis (@JFKPokerTD) September 15, 2020
“Turns out this ‘neighborhood ‘ did not care about right or defame, fairness, or a crucial review of the actual facts,” composed Kuraitis at a four-page statement. “It was a rush to judgment with the Twitter mob interested in saying outrageous things and jumping to unwarranted conclusions, all in an effort to obtain followers, clicks, and likes. “
Near the conclusion of the essay, he thanks “Rudy Robledo, Kirk Rexford, and the countless local Sacramento poker players” for circulating a request for Stones to rehire him.
But when it wasn’t for coronavirus, Kuraitis might not have ever been let go in the before all else place. A Human Resources representative at Stones confirmed to Stake me to play that Kuraitis was originally hired by the company in July 2013 and did not miss a paycheck until nearly the entire staff was furloughed in March, when the nation’s brick-and-mortar casino store was shut down. The accusations against Kuraitis originally surfaced in early October of 2019.
In the statement, Kuraitis railed against several mainstream poker media outlets for ignoring the petition in their coverage along with any supposed evidence of innocence. When demand about the petition, however, Kuraitis did not provide any links or documents that could prove its existence, nor did he say how many people signed it.
“The titles of the men and women who circulated the request have been within my correspondence,” Kuraitis vaguely responded.
Kuraitis declined to address any questions regarding the status of his employment with Stones and what work he did for the casino in the interim. Despite responding to many critics on Twitter, Kuraitis ignored direct questions asking him if Postle was indeed guilty, as most of the poker world suspects.
The statement does praise one media outlet, RounderLife, which has run a slew of pro-Postle pieces in the last year and has been linked to Postle himself. In one of the early court filings surrounding the case, Postle’s email address was listed as “roundermagpro. ” He was also named as part of the publication’s marketing and promotions department on the masthead of the magazine.
Postle also broke his silence on Tuesday, telling the Sacramento Bee that he is participating in a documentary to tell his side of the story that “won’t just shock the poker and gambling industries, but the entire world. “