The parent company of ‘Hustler Casino Live’ has announced that it is starting a third-party investigation into the circumstances surrounding the hand from Thursday’s live show. The investigation will include “staff and player interviews, a review of relevant records and possibly the use of polygraph testing”.
The parent company of “Hustler Casino Live” has declared that a third-party investigation into the circumstances surrounding Thursday’s live show has begun.
The owners and operators of High Stakes Poker Production and the Hustler Casino Live streams issued the declaration Saturday evening via social media. A law firm will be retained to oversee the investigation, which will include staff and player interviews, a review of relevant records and possibly the use of polygraph testing.
The law firm will likely be retained in the next few days or weeks, with that announcement likely to come in the next few days or weeks. A technical investigation will be conducted by a third-party cybersecurity firm once retained by the law firm. Accusations made against Lew include the possibility that she may have been tipped off about Adelstein’s holdings. Because the event is streamed with a slight lag, such electronic-based cheating would need a system hack involving the show’s setup, including RFID cards and the sensors and software required to interpret that information into on-screen images. The company will investigate the potential that the stream was harmed.
There is no evidence of cheating at this point
As of now, there is no evidence that Lew cheated in any way, despite the accusations made by Adelstein. Lew made an unusual and against-the-odds call and it turned out to be lucky. The poker world is very divided on this topic. The no-cheating side believes that Lew combined a solid read with something of a call made on tilt, while the pro-cheating contingent believes that no reasonable player could have made the call.
Lew raked in a $269,000 pot after she called the all-in bet from Adelstein with a weak J-4 holding that was still good enough to beat Adelstein’s semi-bluff. Lew was accused of cheating by Adelstein, and Lew, Adelstein, and Feldman began an off-set discussion in which Adelstein asked for the return of his share of the pot. Under circumstances where the parties present don’t agree on other things that happened in their discussion, Lew complied.
Lew continued to play while Adelstein quickly got his chips and left the set. Since then, the two have been at each other’s throats on social media. Lew stated that no cheating was involved and that she felt pressured and threatened to return the money, while Adelstein stated that he accepted the return of half the giant pot as an “admission of guilt” from Lew.
The quick decision by High Stakes Poker Production to announce that legal counsel and a formal investigation will take place is due to the presence of the reputed presence of HCL’s Feldman in the off-set discussion. The findings from the investigation will be made public, no matter what they reveal. The investigation would likely take considerable time to reach any conclusions, according to the owners.