Mike Timex McDonald has fired shots at trust fund baby Dan Bilzerian while wading into the recent ghosting scandal. The Canadian stated that the only thing poker players hate more than cheaters is Bilzerian himself.
If I've learned one thing in the last few days it's that the only thing our community collectively hates more than cheating is @DanBilzerian
— Mike McDonald (@MikeMcDonald89) May 27, 2020
Mike McDonald Fires Shots
Mike McDonald is a respected member of the poker community and isn’t really known for getting into online spats.
This week though, he couldn’t keep his feelings to himself.
“If I’ve learned one thing in the last few days it’s that the only thing our community collectively hates more than cheating is @DanBilzerian”
Bilzerian seems to spend most of his life on social media. The constant stream of photos of scantily clad women is getting a little tired now.
We’ve seen everything there is to see from him, and yet he persists. The poker community isn’t known for being a huge fan of Bilzerian, but after his recent outburst about Jungleman players are looking like they still prefer an unethical player to a show off.
Bilzerian was quick to fire back on Twitter that he thinks all poker players are nerds.
That’s a bit rich for a guy who lies about having made his fortune from playing the game.
The recent scandal concerning players ghosting with top pros in Bill Perkins’ home game brought Bilzerian back into the gaze of the poker community. Including Mike McDonald.
Jungleman is one of the most popular players out there today, if not the most popular. Bilzerian on the other hand is purely a figure of fun. Nobody respects his poker skills whatsoever.
“I think people judge him bc his dad was a white collar criminal and it’s very possible Dan was only able to become the figure he is today due to a mountain of dirty money he may have inherited. Also he comes across doucey on the gram”
He publicly outed Jungleman as a guilty party in the affair, without any warning, leading many to turn against him.
This kind of behaviour, while shady, was commonplace in Bill Perkins’ invite only game on a poker app. Jungleman was only one of many and yet was singled out.
Mike McDonald Knows the Truth
One thing that hasn’t been brought up on any poker news outlets is that Dan Bilzerian has been caught ghosting himself.
Caught is technically incorrect, because he live streamed the whole episode on Bill Perkins’ Twitch channel.
Bilzerian was playing high stakes on Perkins’ account with no indication that the other players at the table knew about the switch.
It shouldn’t matter that Bilzerian is a weaker player than Perkins, the principle is the same. This kind of hypocrisy is exactly why Mike McDonald got so wound up.
All of this is on the back of Bilzerian’s claim that he made as much as $100 million playing rich businessmen at poker. Any of you who have witnessed the playboy grinding a few hands will agree that this is a ridiculous boast.
Nobody believes him.
Check out the latest poker news to see if Mike McDonald keeps the spat going.
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