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Cates's iPhone broke down during $25k prop bet

Tags: ashton griffins, daniel cates, iphone angry birds, prop bet.
Posted on 19 May 2011 by "T".

Professional poker players are known to gamble for lots of money, and it's not only poker and sports betting they love to bet on. Daniel Cates, 2010's biggest winner online, recently said in an interview that he betted $25,000 to the odds 1/4 in a game of Angry Birds against his close friend Ashton Griffins. Even though a lot of money was at stake, the only rule was that the one who accumulated most points on the first map would take home the money. However, the prop bet could not be completed since Cates's iPhone broke down.

"I lost because my iPhone stopped working during the game. So I ended up losing all my points and was forced to pay Griffin some money to cancel the prop bet," said Cates in the interview.

 


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14 comments for "Cates''s iPhone broke down during $25k prop bet"

 GIOMi619/05/2011 10:22:12 GMT
They have to much money and do not know the value of it, so they gamble it away on the weirdest bets, give me the money instead.
 B1gfoot19/05/2011 10:29:43 GMT
LOL, why did he just not get anouther phone and play again.
Anyone from here in vegas? If so get on twitter and follow @junglemandan, he is giving away WSOP tickets (or ticket) but you have to go meet him to collect.
 scaramoes19/05/2011 10:38:13 GMT
yes,he got allod of money why not a second phone to us finish his game,that is chaper than looses the game.
 LooseKiddie19/05/2011 12:30:17 GMT
I agree, it's a little bit stupid... Okey, not little bit. It's stupid as hell. Of course it's his money, but it would be better to donate it to some charity, not do some weird prop bets not related with poker.
 mahdrof19/05/2011 13:17:47 GMT
Yeah, I know it's a stupid prop bet, but I guess when you are used to multi-tabling poker games several hours a day and the rug gets pulled out from under you, your brain starts to short circuit. They should do a prop bet of who can win the most play money on FT in 24 hours.
 Fakiry19/05/2011 14:41:39 GMT
This guys are so radical with money, they really dont give it any value at all. Money is just something to bet, an incentive created to play. Every psychologists say that the "game" is something valuable that every kid should start the sooner possible. Games are used to educate children on the good and the bad, the win and the loose, the "have more" or "have less". Having this in mind, its easy to see that this professional bet players think in money as points. And wins who have more "points", call it money or anything else. At the moment of the bet, none of the players is thinking (like most of us would do) on what they would do if they won a huge amount of money. They want to win because they like to play and winning just means they will be known for having won that huge amount of money. Even if in the day after they are loosing all of it in another crazy bet!
 Davoodoo19/05/2011 16:00:04 GMT
To hell with the iPhone, buy NOKIA instead.
 $k20/05/2011 05:39:43 GMT
u guys think they dont value money?
they grind 5 years online so can have all this money i think they value it
 Flippedchips20/05/2011 10:36:34 GMT
lol people are always saying give the money to charity, half these charities are scams and the people in need dont get much of that money and its his money at the end of the day let him have fun and piss it up against the wall if he wants. As said above they have worked hard grinding it now let them have fun with it, if thats pissing it against a wall so be it as long as your having fun
 SuperNoob20/05/2011 14:33:48 GMT
wow no respect for money, betting so much on such a stupid bet. but its their money they can do whatever they want with it. anyway he must be really pissed with his phone after losing bet, time to buy new phone Tongue
 LooseKiddie20/05/2011 14:44:01 GMT
Posted by Flippedchips:
lol people are always saying give the money to charity, half these charities are scams and the people in need dont get much of that money and its his money at the end of the day let him have fun and piss it up against the wall if he wants. As said above they have worked hard grinding it now let them have fun with it, if thats pissing it against a wall so be it as long as your having fun


Well, you'r right, but not at all. The fact that there are scams isn't a reason to stop helping people, isn't it? I think everyone knows a few organisations that aren't scam so it isn't problem at all, IMO it's just stupid excuse.

You'r right that he can do what he want's, but if helping people won't make him happy mora than stupid Angry Birds on iPhone (stupid when comparing to charity, actually it's a hell of a gam! Big Smile) then he should visit some doctor, that's for sure.

And I don't know how it looks in other countries and probably it will sound odd while I think I don't know adequate words to describe it, but I'll try - from what I know in Poland you own your money, but it's still a property of the country in some way and it's in law that you can go to jail (or get a fine) if you'll destroy the money (e.g. throw it in fire or something like that), while like I said it's property of the country in some way.

Money is the thing that should be respected, no matter how much do you have.
 Macubaas20/05/2011 18:40:14 GMT
You definately gotta love these kind of prop bets. I'm glad that Daniel Cates lost the bet lol I don't really appreciate him as poker player or as person, mostly because he sees the poker game just like a way to make money and not for the game. Well i'm sure he also likes the poker game but as he said he plays poker just to get rich and not for the joy of playing poker.
On the other hand these kinf od bets are very popular amongst poker players. The biggest side bet like this was between Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan durrrr for one million dollars. Ohil wasn't allowed to eat meat for a yer but after 6 months he eat a piece of chicken and lost the bet. I also don't trust charities, i only trust charities sponsored by a person, i mean companies or persons do their own charity.
 xxxYUMIxxx23/05/2011 08:42:32 GMT
love their attitude but can't stand the disrespect they have for money...
 timborep28/05/2011 22:56:24 GMT
Lol 25k on a game of angry birds i'm all for stupid bets but 25K on an iphone app. makes me wish i had the money that these people do

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