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Dan Bilzerian Claims Dan “Jungleman” Cates Cheated Bill Perkins in Poker

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

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.

Bill Perkins Claims He Was Victim of Cheating Scandal – Doesn’t Release Details

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Millionaire Bill Perkins has become one of the world’s most-popular recreational poker players. He frequently mixes it up with top high rollers.

However, Perkins recently alluded to a major cheating scandal that he’s part of. The legendary gas trader won’t offer any actual details as of yet, though.

What Tidbits Is Perkins Offering on the Cheating?

Again, Perkins is very vague about the potential cheating scandal. He merely offered a few confusing tweets on the matter.

The founder of Thirst Lounge noted that he knows of a “Cheating scandal in poker going on that would make the Mike Postle scandal look like a church service.”

As you may know, Mike Postle was caught cheating in live televised poker games. Postle’s actions made prime time poker news.

“Really hard to wrap my head around. I’m very disappointed in many people,” Perkins continued tweeting. “Some you would call poker heroes. 1 person/pro showed integrity others failed miserably.”

Is It Possible to Top Postle Cheating Scandal?

Postle is currently at the heart of a $10 million lawsuit. He stands accused of cheating opponents out of six figures during Stones Live streams from 2018 to 2019.

Postle’s cheating scandal made national and international headlines. Therefore, Perkins’ scandal would have to be extremely big by comparison.

Not surprisingly, Bill Perkins’ cryptic tweets have caused rampant speculation throughout the poker community. Many want to know who tried ripping him off.

The only solid detail is that Jason Koon isn’t the alleged perpetrator. In fact, he’s the only player who “acted in integrity” during the game.

“I have been permission to say that @JasonKoon was the pro who was tempted and acted in integrity,” Perkins clarified. “I’ve always liked Jason and now I love him.

“So you can stop speculating about him. I’m still in investigative mode and not ready to discuss. As I said hard to wrap my head around.”