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Dan 'jungleman12' Cates Admits to Multi-Accounting

Scandal Becomes Another Black Eye for Online Poker in the United States

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Dan Cates won more than $7 million online in 2010-11Online poker has suffered a serious hit to its reputation this week, as Dan “jungleman12” Cates, online poker’s biggest winner from 2010, has admitted to multi-accounting (playing under a multitude of screen names) in a scandal that also involves Jose “Girah” Macedo and Haseeb Qureshi.

After an inquisition from the poker community led to an interview with Noah Stephens-Davidowitz and poker pro Vanessa Selbst, Cates confessed to being apart of a complicated web of lies that involved playing on the European online poker accounts of Qureshi and Macedo in order to disguise his identity. Cates denies multi-accounting on PokerStars or Full Tilt Poker, sites where he has won millions.

Cates, seeming confused in the interview, said, “Haseeb tried to salvage my reputation by taking the fall for me. In retrospect that worked out completely terrible. As far as me playing on [Macedo’s] accounts, there must have been four sessions. Those were all me.” Cates also admitted to using at least a couple of Qureshi’s accounts.

Qureshi was let go from CardRunners earlier this week, and subsequently vowed to leave poker, after news broke of his role in the multi-accounting. The Portuguese Macedo, a former LockPoker Pro who was staked by Cates and Qureshi, has admitted to scamming players he was coaching and helping Cates and Qureshi find action on other sites. Earlier this year Macedo was in talks with Tom “durrrr” Dwan about participating in the Durrrr Challenge.

Note: This article has been updated to reflect only the most recent multi-accounting scandal.

 
 
 
 

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1Acehigh
over 10 years ago

JMAN what a STUPID thing to have done. You need to get FAR FAR AWAY from the DIH guy, he's VERY VERY SHADY person. Get a grip Dude and GROW the FCK up. Don't MESS your REP up anymore than you have already.

 
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masterzenn
over 10 years ago

All f*#@^%g cheaters just disgusting.. Imagine how many pure poker player lost million million dollars to this DISHONEST C#@*s...

 
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trigs
over 10 years ago

might just be easier to make a list of players that don't cheat. damn these guys are idiots. i'm only making millions of dollars a year, so i better cheat so i can make even more. friggin' morons who are just ruining the game for everyone.

 
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clunker
over 10 years ago

They are making that money only because they are cheating. If they didn't cheat they would just be losers like 99% of the online players. Only winner online is the house and yes they cheat also.

 
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Truthitup
over 10 years ago

This should be a ban from all poker websites and major live tournaments. Pokerstars, stand up for the poker community and ban this guy permamently. WSOP, do the same thing. Ban Jose Macedo, Cates, and Qureshi Haseeb.

 
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bparmalee
over 10 years ago

People cheat in online poker?? Really... No... say it aint so. Next your going to tell me people play on the same tables and IM each other their hole cards... never. Or that people stack in a hotel room and play on the same table and call out their hole cards.... the shock. Fact is a lot of players dont see anything...multi-accounting or otherwise.. as cheating. They feel if they arent "taking every edge avalible" then they are cheating themselves. People cheat live... people cheat online... if theres poker theres people trying to cheat.

 
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--APOTHEOSIS--
over 10 years ago

Pretty much sums it up bro. The only thing I would say is it would be nice if some of these uber pros were actually that good to give us someone to root for. Will it come out that Dwan has done the same? I hope not. His live play has confirmed his amazing talent. I have not seen Cates play live, is he as good as he is with all his programs and trackers and cheating? Doubt it. Next we will find out Tiger was on steroids. Oh wait, forgone conclusion.

 
 

ironmonkey
over 10 years ago

There is a reason why multi-accounting is disallowed. To which I do not need to explain why. The fact of the matter is, Daniel "jungleman12" Cates had multi-accounts and he should be punished for his actions.

If I were him, to restore his reputation and that of the online poker industry, the winnings he won from multi-accounting should be given to charities. In addition, the players who lost to him, they should be compensated for their losses. Because multi-accounting is cheating.

In the old days of the wild west, if someone got caught cheating, he would be hanged by the highest tree branch and eaten alive by the vultures and baked in the sun.

I hope he does the right thing.

 
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