A few days ago, recreational poker player Bill Perkins claimed that he was the victim of a cheating scandal. He notes that multiple “poker heroes” took advantage of him.
Unfortunately, Perkins has yet to provide the full details of this incident. However, fellow recreational player Dan Bilzerian offered his account on the matter.
Bilzerian claims that Dan “Jungleman” Cates was part of the cheating. He says Cates “ghosted” Perkins in a high-stakes game.
Ghosting refers to when one player coaches another during an online poker game. Meanwhile, the opponent doesn’t realize that they’re competing against somebody who’s receiving coaching.
Cates Admits to Ghosting Perkins
Jungleman has admitted to and apologized for ghosting Perkins in a game. However, he claims that he wasn’t the only one involved in the cheating incident. Cates’ story aligns with the one that Perkins teased recently. The latter notes that he was victimized by multiple players.
The only detail Perkins gave at the time was that Jason Koon is the lone player involved who didn’t cheat him. Now, he’s opening up more on the matter.
Perkins claims that he was supposed to be playing against recreational players through a poker app. However, the so-called recreational accounts were headed by professionals.
Cates has been called out by Bilzerian and multiple other players over the incident. He now admits to playing under and coaching an unknown player/account named “Sina Taleb.”
“I thought since many on the site were using pros to play for them (which was clear by the uniquely high level of play) at the time,” Jungleman stated. “It felt acceptable for me to be playing.”
Cates adds that he didn’t mean to play many hands against Perkins. “I’m very sorry for that,” he notes.
Who Else Cheated Perkins?
Perhaps Bill Perkins is still gathering evidence on the cheating scandal. In any case, he hasn’t offered much information yet.
Cates is the only known ghosting pro so far. However, others will likely be revealed within the coming days or weeks.