Hustler Casino Live is back in the headlines again and for all the wrong reasons – again – after Japanese poker player and YouTuber “Sashimi” wore a fake breasts outfit on the live stream, leaving little to the imagination…
@HCLPokerShow is the greatest thing to ever happen to poker. @Joeingram1 @berkey11 #poker pic.twitter.com/apKLe5JNbN
— Low Limit Cash Games Podcast (@llcashgamespod) December 6, 2022
With the ink on the Robbi Jade Lew/Garrett Adelstein cheating scandal barely dry, it seems that anything goes on HCL’s livestream in a bid to keep their audience figures up. Not everyone was impressed with the look, though…
Welp it’s official and final – @HCLPokerShow is a joke and just objectively awful… There is zero that can be done to fully rebuild credibility
— K.L. Cleeton (@highhands89) December 6, 2022
Nick Vertucci, co-founder of the livestream, replied: “It’s a bodysuit and a joke,” but Cleeton insisted: “It’s tasteless and takes poker backwards. How do we legitimize poker when this is the type of shit the general public sees when we are covered in the mainstream?”
Vertucci’s HCL partner Ryan Feldman tweeted: “In hindsight I wish I knew what Sashimi was doing & that THAT might happen. Didn’t know ‘til it happened. I wish I vetoed it.”
The fake breasts suit/nipple slip ‘incident’ didn’t sit well with many of the female poker players on Twitter…
Canadian TwitchTV poker streamer Alex “Doc” Chauran wrote: “Tough self-esteem week for this mastectomy survivor. Guess I’m just gonna’ have to get good at poker. And maybe not play on livestreams at casinos named after porno magazines.”
The “Godmother of UK poker”, Donna Morton, tweeted;
Absolutely ridiculous! Why didn’t anyone say anything or is it just titillation (pardon the pun) to get viewers? Would it be the same of a bloke got his prick out? 🤔
— Donna Morton (@darkangel709) December 6, 2022
In the Twitter chat, it was claimed that Sashimi was warned several times that she was flashing her nipples but apparently replied, “I know and I’m alright with airing this”.
Morton responded, “Well she should have been pulled from the show then. Doesn’t set a great president for ladies in poker. It goes against what us ladies are fighting for. Poor form by her and also the show’s producers.”
One of those producers, Ryan Feldman, stated elsewhere: “But most people will find it entertaining and innocent, even though it might be in bad taste and def unnecessary. Didn’t know in advance what was going on and that could happen. But not sure it’s that big a deal. Either way, we care a ton about poker and want to grow it a lot.”
Twitter fans and followers of the Japanese cash game player and ‘poker influencer’ would have known something was going to happen as she prepared for the “Max Pain Monday” $10/$20/$40 livestreamed cash game.
ARE YOU GUYS READY @MaxPainMonday @HCLPokerShow https://t.co/QQa56S5Zoo pic.twitter.com/6xFuBGBQZw
— さし美🐟Sashimi (@sashimipoker) December 5, 2022
Hustler Casino Live’s livestream has become one of the most popular poker shows in recent years, but it hasn’t been without controversy.
Earlier this year, Phil Hellmuth was accused of angleshooting against poker amateur “Slime” in front of 28,000 live viewers…
The show erupted in scandal in October when Garrett Adelstein accused Robbi Jade Lew of cheating, the story quickly going viral and reaching mainstream news.
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