Justin Lapka Pulled up for Unethical Behaviour at WSOP Circuit in Las Vegas

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Justin Lapka Pulled up for Unethical Behaviour at WSOP Circuit in Las Vegas
05 Dec

Twitter storm in a teacup or a sad indictment of poker and our everyday world? That’s the question being asked after Justin Lapka was pulled up by fellow WSOP Circuit player Shawn Daniels for not immediately returning 5000 extra chips he was given by mistake.

Lapka, a TwitchTV streamer whose Twitter bio states ‘Twitch + poker = Living the dream one day at time!!’ got off to a dream start in the $600 buy-in Double Stack Circuit event at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas when he was given 45k in chips instead of the 40k he should have received.

Instead of ‘fessing up’, Lapka kept quiet about his little windfall, and even defended his actions by telling Daniels ‘it’s just business’, apparently among other choice words…

Minnesota pro Lapka later publicly apologised on Twitter for his actions, a lengthy post explaining that he failed to fully understand:

“…how my decisions may affect other people or the poker community at large”.

“I realise right here and now that my response to others… was full of BS and that I was not taking responsibility for my actions in doing something that was inherently wrong,” Lapka wrote.

The incident has rightly received a lot of attention, with people coming out on both sides of the argument, and in favour of or against Lapka himself…

Shawn Daniels, however, has been the target of thinly-veiled threats for his outing of Lapka…

…and PokerTube will follow the story closely given the recent spate of poker pro misbehaviour which includes William Kassouf and his recent debacle.

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Andrew from Edinburgh, Scotland, is a professional journalist, international-titled chess master, and avid poker player.Read more


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