Tonight’s high-stakes game on Hustler Casino Live could see a fiery new rivalry emerge between two regular players. Ben ‘blankcheckben’ Lee and Nikhil ‘Nik Airball’ Arcot engaged in a back-and-forth on Twitter this week. Arcot took the first shot, calling out Lee in a post where he proclaimed himself “King of LA.”
Lee, not one to back down from a challenge, fired back just a couple days later. After Arcot’s call-out, Lee made the decision to extend his stay in Los Angeles and take a shot at Arcot on the felt.
The stage is set for an all-time showdown between two players who are not afraid to battle it out in the streets. These types of player rivalries tend to be pure entertainment for viewers, especially at the high-stakes level. The setup reminds one of the infamous battle between Tony Guoga and Phil Hellmuth on The Big Game. Tony G and Hellmuth clashed in several big pots with plenty of verbal sparring along the way. Lee and Arcot are big talkers at the table and, if the deck allows, we may see hands that top even those infamous Big Game battles.
Where and when to watch
Tonight’s entire battle will be streamed live on Hustler Casino Live’s YouTube channel starting at 5PM Pacific. Be sure to tune in to catch the carnage.