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Old 10-25-2017, 10:34 PM   #1
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Known Scammer Michael Eakman Hosts Most Expensive Freeroll Ever?

The email's subject was "WSOP FREEROLL TONIGHT!"


I've never played a live freeroll before, so I have no idea if a service charge for a freeroll is normal, but here goes Michael Eakman advertising another prize package despite previous winners of his tournaments not being paid (including me, obv). This ad is for his club, Mint poker, in Houston.

Link to Mailchimp campaign email
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:09 PM   #2
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Re: Known Scammer Michael Eakman Hosts Most Expensive Freeroll Ever?

Wow, that website is like travelling back in time...
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:33 PM   #3
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Re: Known Scammer Michael Eakman Hosts Most Expensive Freeroll Ever?

I think I would trust a Nigerian prince email more than that one
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Old 10-27-2017, 02:24 PM   #4
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Re: Known Scammer Michael Eakman Hosts Most Expensive Freeroll Ever?

Looks legit.
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:41 PM   #5
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Wait, they're now offering franchises?

http://mintpokerclubs.com/franchise/
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Old 10-27-2017, 06:26 PM   #6
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Re: Known Scammer Michael Eakman Hosts Most Expensive Freeroll Ever?

more info regarding Mint Poker and the scammer and thief Michael Eakman.
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:15 PM   #7
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:56 PM   #8
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Re: Known Scammer Michael Eakman Hosts Most Expensive Freeroll Ever?

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Wow, that website is like travelling back in time...
Wow, had to check it out myself. It's like late 90s style of website.
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:54 PM   #9
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Re: Known Scammer Michael Eakman Hosts Most Expensive Freeroll Ever?

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Old 10-28-2017, 12:49 AM   #10
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Re: Known Scammer Michael Eakman Hosts Most Expensive Freeroll Ever?

Is this guy half retarded? Who the **** horribly photoshops people into the pictures? How has this guy not been arrested for clearly selling a BS scam poker room?
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Old 10-28-2017, 03:23 AM   #11
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How has this guy not been arrested for clearly selling a BS scam poker room?
Well, he has been arrested before, just not for poker
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Old 10-28-2017, 03:52 AM   #12
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Re: Known Scammer Michael Eakman Hosts Most Expensive Freeroll Ever?

I actually play at Mint and truth be told, the place is fantastic.
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:23 AM   #13
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Re: Known Scammer Michael Eakman Hosts Most Expensive Freeroll Ever?

Are these clubs being shut down or not? I have read or heard that they are being raided or at least closed. What's the real story, if anybody knows? Is there a link or thread on this?
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Old 10-29-2017, 10:10 AM   #14
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^ Not a link about the clubs generally, but something about whether they are being raided or closed or NOT! Thanks.
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Old 10-29-2017, 12:57 PM   #15
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Are these clubs being shut down or not? I have read or heard that they are being raided or at least closed. What's the real story, if anybody knows? Is there a link or thread on this?
A couple have agreed to shut down in Dallas/north Texas after receiving threats from local police, but not really "raided". For the most part they're trying the online poker in late 2000's strategy of "probably but not outright obviously illegal" and hoping local authorities don't press the issue.
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Old 10-30-2017, 02:07 AM   #16
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Re: Known Scammer Michael Eakman Hosts Most Expensive Freeroll Ever?

MINT POKER does not follow the laws of trying to be legal at all. nothing like post oak. that place runs like supposed to run. Mint Poker takes rake with a webster cop sitting in the room 24 hours a day
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