SHAKEN AND STIRRED: Pro poker player Robbi Lew accused of cheating using ‘hidden vibrating device’
In contrast, Robbi Jade Lew claimed, 'Garrett blocked me. Guilty as charged. What an honest man. He cornered me & threatened me'
GARDENA, CALIFORNIA: A pro poker player, Garrett Adelstein, 36, has alleged that his opponent had cheated to win a $130,000 hand using a "hidden vibrating device" during a Hustler Casino Live tournament. The man is a seasoned campaigner when it comes to poker and is counted among the top players in the world. However, he was stunned by a newbie Robbi Jade Lew, 35, when she surprised everyone by winning all-in-hand $269,000.
The game was captured on a livestream with Hustler Casino releasing a statement that both players won’t be allowed unless the matter is investigated and settled. Adelstein, a former 'Survivor' contestant, has been a participant more than 50 times and has won in total $1.6 million, whereas Lew has been on casino’s livestream just twice and bagged over $100k prize money.
The game for which Abelstein had accused Lew of cheating, required him to get a club, six, or a jack, but Lew won the hand with her jack. The pro could be seen furious after the loss and in absolute disbelief. He said, “I don't understand what's happening right now." To which Lew said, “You look like you want to kill me. I thought you had ace high.”
“So, why call with jack high? A jack high would have lost to ace high,” Adelstein said. Lew responded saying, “Because you don't have s**t!” It was then that Adelstein decided to walk off the table. Later, Lew had reasoned her move and "unorthodox" style of playing hand, as she believed Adelstein’s cards were not that great comparatively.
“Get over it,” Lew had tweeted after the game. Adelstein had revealed on his social media that Lew had in fact returned the winning money he lost, and referred it to as "a sure sign of her guilt."
Adelstein has claimed that Lew definitely cheated, “Poker is an extremely complicated and nuanced game.” He then dug deep into Lew’s alleged strategies and said she could be potentially using a "device hidden that simply vibrates to indicate you have the best hand."
Adelstein went on, “Another common way of cheating is someone has the technology to know who will have the best hand at showdown by hacking into the card reader.” “Robbie, this is likely to be viewed by millions of people … I think you know now, you f**ked up, “the pro player said.
Lew had reacted to "cheating" and returning the winning money as "a sign of guilt," and instead accused Adelstein of threatening her. “Garrett blocked me. Guilty as charged. What an honest man. He cornered me & threatened me. If he has the audacity to give me the death stare ON camera, picture what it’s like OFF camera,” claimed the 35-year-old.