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FORMER ONLINE POKER OPERATOR IN PUBLIC SPAT OVER MONEY
2013-05-07

The number of celebrities who have seen Twitter posts made in anger backfire should be a cautionary example for all users of social media communications, yet very public - and permanent - disputes still continue to surface on the site and its emailed content.

The latest very public industry spat was reported this weekend by the information site Poker Eagles, which detailed a squabble over money that erupted on Twitter and involved Dan Fleyshman, the high profile former CEO of Victory Poker which folded its cards after Black Friday; one of its erstwhile poker pros David The Maven Chicotsky and Bluff Magazine founder Eric Morris.

With allegations of substantial sums of money owed, the argument appeared to achieve very little, but encouraged at least one outsider to butt in with opinions and questions.

It could also serve as yet another example of how dangerous it is to throw accusations around in the heat of the moment on a public internet venue viewed by millions every day. It there's a sound case, take it to the courts, not the court of public opinion.