Americas Cardroom CEO Phil Nagy has placed a $100,000 Bounty on Ali Imsirovic for anyone who can prove the confirmed poker cheat is running an online poker cheating ring.
Hopefully, someone will infiltrate & expose his current cheating methods (and not turn evil) 🙏 https://t.co/HPoLO4WZ9g
— Phil Galfond (@PhilGalfond) May 17, 2023
The boss of the Costa Rica-based poker site was mid-tournament when new rumours about Imsirovic surfaced, the Bosnian-born pro already banned from GGPoker for using real-time assistance (RTA).
I will go on record I am in the Triton 200k blinding off reading this. I will offer a 100k reward for proof of this I take security seriously however there is no-one that is perfect. Help me Help you if you can. (excuse grammar Im under some pressure here) https://t.co/8Kz4AtYL8X
— Phillip Nagy (@WPN_CEO) May 18, 2023
Imsirovic was riding a wave of highroller tournament success until fellow crusher Alex Foxen outed him publicly as an RTA cheat last year.
“Poker black-list can’t come soon enough,” wrote Foxen, adding: “Ali is banned from GG for Multi-accounting and RTA. I have witnessed numerous chip dumps to horses, and many suspicious changes in play from people known to be his horses when deep in online MTTs.”
Imsirovic’s close friend, Jake Schindler, was soon also named as one of the most egregious cheats in the online highstakes world.
With both men relegated to persona non grata status at almost all major live tours and festivals, it appears that Imsirovic at least has taken to running a stable to make ends meet.
The rumours about just how unethical his and his stable’s behaviour is, though, have been doing the rounds for a while. Matt Berkey is among those who have been privy to allegations.
“What we have been hearing through back-channels is he has many, many, many accounts – he has been multi-accounting on many sites, most notably ACR. He has stayed in action and his stable is only growing in size.”
Berkey also tweeted: “Lots of rumors floating around that the stable is divided according to shifts; newer guys play early stages, mid stages are for vets, etc, with Ali Imsirovic and Chris Fitz closing out using dream machines… Just heresy [sic] though.”
Nagy’s offer of a $100k bounty to out the cheating ring was met by multiple responses, ranging from the humorous…
“Great strategy. Ali and Jake are so greedy they’d probably report themselves.”-Lex Veldhuis.
…to the unimpressed and sceptical…
“This is empty virtue signaling. What are you going to do?! If you ban the current accounts, they can just sign up another account under a new name obviously The elephant in the room that nobody is mentioning – there is no way to stop them.” -Kevin MacPhee
…to the supportive…
“Amazing offer, go after it fam. I know there are people out there in Ali Imsirovic’s stable reading this. Take the 100k and start a new clean life!” -Justin Bonomo.
Both men were allowed to play last year’s WSOP, Schindler even winning a bracelet, but it remains to be seen whether or not either will choose, or be allowed, to attend this year’s festival.
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