Great news! Players as well as their backers in partypoker LIVE events can now be protected thanks to a suggestion of Bill Perkins, which has been implemented on Saturday, January 4.
Owner of the popular live streaming channel, the Thirst Lounge, Perkins tweeted on New Year's eve, "If live tournament allowed backers to enter people and collect the cash we would smash registration records. If this can be worked out poker would BOOM again."
If you have a poker debt to someone, make sure to pay it off or risk public shame. In the case of Nick Palma, he learned it the hard way after fellow poker pro Tim Reilly bared it all out on Twitter, accusing Palma of refusing to pay off his debts that came from their backing deal.
Nicky Palma, a New York poker pro, has been accused by fellow poker pro, Tim Reilly, for scamming backers. In addition to this, he is also being accused by his poker player ex-girlfriend, Stephanie Hubbard, for sexual assault and battery.