Stones Gambling Hall tries once again to have cheating lawsuit thrown out
Posted on May 19, 2020 by Bob
The California casino involved in the Mike Postle debacle continues to deny any involvement in his antics
The drama continues around the case against professional poker player Mike Postle and his alleged cheating while playing live-streamed cash games at the Stones Gambling Hall casino in California. Now, the action comes from the other two defendants in this lawsuit, King’s Casino LLC – the parent company of the Stones Gambling Hall – and Justin Kuraitis, the tournament director. Both parties have filed a new motion to have the case against them dismissed.
Postle was accused of cheating during low-stakes, live-streamed cash games and it was estimated that the total money he got from this fraudulent play was near $250,000. According to the lawsuit and investigation from some of the victims and members of the poker community, Kuraitis was Postle’s partner in crime and the main cohort.
The attorney servicing the plaintiffs, Mac VerStandig, filed a lawsuit worth millions of dollars last October. There is a total of 12 poker players who claimed to have been affected by this alleged cheating, and the defendants won’t give up and. During the last few months, they have tried several times to have the case thrown out of court.
Lawyers defending the Sacramento-based casino are keeping the same argument that the gambling venue should not be held liable for anything bad that might have happened. The lawyers claim that California law does not include gambling losses as damages and that there is not enough evidence to prove their case. “Plaintiffs have already had an opportunity to amend to address concerns raised by Stones,” read the motion. “In 56 pages, Plaintiffs failed to identify additional allegations they could make that would state claims for relief. They should not be granted leave to amend.”
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