Poker cheating allegations took a weird and wild turn that no one saw coming

An ongoing investigation into an alleged poker cheating scandal has taken a turn no one expected. Now an employee of Hustler Casino Live, who organized the event, has been fired after allegedly stealing $15,000 in chips from Robbi Jade Lew the same night she allegedly cheated. It only gets weirder from here.

On September 29, two players, Robbi Jade Lew and Garrett Adelstein faced a pot with absolute trash in their hands. Adelstein was bluffing, Lew called – and it led to a heads-up that caused Adelstein to lose his chips. While it was definitely a bad beat, the nature of the hand left people wondering why Lew was so hard on a hand that had no chance of winning until the river, and Adelstein fanned the flames by saying he felt his opponent had cheated.

This led to a frankly stupid discussion in which men on the internet, harassing Lew, insisted that she not only knew what Adelstein’s hole cards were, but the whole flop. This would have required many people involved in the cheat, all working in concert to make sure she won, by feeding her information. They claim it came from a vibrating ring on his finger, which took us Deeper down the stupid rabbit hole. Lew said she would love to have her ring inspected by a jeweler – but somehow things got even weirder from here.

It was ludicrous for Hustler Casino Live to open an official investigation into an incident that showed no cheating other than a player’s word. However, preliminary findings found something – a flight inside. Bryan Sagbigsal, a member of staff at Hustler Casino Live, was caught on security camera taking three $5,000 chips from Lew’s stack after filming wrapped, when she wasn’t looking at the table .

Naturally, as the internet is full of amateur sleuths dying to find their Zapruder flick, some claim that Sagbigsal is not a thief, but was collecting payment from Lew for playing a part in the scandal of the cheating. There are all sorts of outlandish claims ranging from ‘screams’ that don’t appear on any video feeds, to a ‘filing cabinet theory’ that alleges Sagbigsal moved a piece of furniture on set to allow his desk to see the hole cards. of players.

Of course, while there are some wacky theories to construct this narrative, they miss the biggest element here: THAT THIS WOULD BE THE ABSOLUTE MOST STUPID PLAN IN THE HISTORY OF CHEATING!

Seriously, it’s something Ocean’s 11 (brain cells) shit. Let’s assume for a moment that Lew and Sagbigsal have agreed on a plan to deceive Adelstein, and suppose that they have agreed to a payment for providing Lew with information that only Hustler staff knew.

WHY DO YOU PROVIDE THIS PAYMENT BY HAVING SAGBIGSAL STEAL TOKENS IN LEW’S STACK DURING A LIVE EVENT, WITH CAMERAS EVERYWHERE, RATHER THAN, I DON’T KNOW… PAYING IT AFTER THE DONE WHEN NO ONE WAS WATCHING IT.

Desperation to believe this is a massive cheating scandal has led his supporters to ignore all semblance of logic in favor of mental gymnastics to find a way that proves Lew cheated. Yet there is no evidence at this time that she did anything wrong during the hand.

Buckle up, because it’s gonna get even weirder.

Andrea Chang, an LA Times reporter who spoke with Lew after the event, tried to explain the story when speaking to Sagbigsal, who is also from Los Angeles. When she found him and asked about Lew, he threatened to stalk her.

Lew claims she initially told detectives she did not want to press charges against Sagbigsal, but has since changed her mind when she learned he had a criminal record. It’s the new breeding ground for theories, with critics saying it proves Lew was trying to protect his accomplice until the story got too hot.

In short: this is all extremely stupid, it won’t end, and still there is not a shred of evidence that Lew cheated outside of Adelstein’s claims, which are all guesswork.

Lew is taking what she calls a “mental health break”, which, if you look at the replies to his misogynistic tweets, is completely understandable. After that, she attempts to clear her name by taking a live polygraph test, which will be conducted by a third party. It’s reached a point where Lew has to bend over backwards to defend himself against baseless claims from a man who lost a hand of poker and became pissed off about it.

The whole situation is gross.

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