Maurice Hawkins in Unpaid $100k Staking Deal Controversy

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Maurice Hawkins in Unpaid $100k Staking Deal Controversy
22 Jul

Maurice Hawkins is back in the news with yet another staking deal controversy, the multiple WSOP Circuit ring winner this time allegedly owing over $100,000 to a backer for the past two years and now facing a lawsuit over the deal-turn-soured…

Hawkins has graced the poker pages over the years with almost equal amounts of successes and disputes, last year facing public humiliation and legal action over a backing deal.

In that incident he was described by law firm partner Hal Lewis as ‘a cheater, angle-shooter and bully’, as well as a ‘scumbag’, although the matter was eventually settled out of court and put down to a ‘miscommunication’.

This week’s revelations had Randy Garcia feeling similarly, and after being blocked by Hawkins on Twitter he decided to spill the beans…

…adding in some damning exchanges as the sorry tale unfolded, Garcia unaware of Hawkins previous staking issues until his own arrangement was in place…

…and Hawkins claiming to have spewed winnings on blackjack as a reason for not paying Garcia his share of the poker winnings.

With Garcia alleging that the last payment he had from Hawkins was in September of last year, 2018, the Hendon Mob listing for the winningest WSOP Circuit pro of all time shows more than $375k in winnings since that day. In total it shows Hawkins career tournament earnings as $3,789,831.

Garcia also claims that Hawkins retracted a paltry repayment offer after the public outing of his scam on Twitter.

PokerTube has contacted Maurice Hawkins for comment.

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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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