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Gossip Column: Mike Matusow’s High Markup in WSOP High Roller Events Creates an Uproar on Twitter

Gossip Column: Mike Matusow Sells 50% of WSOP Action at a Huge Markup; Twitter Fights Ensue
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  • Attreyee Khasnabis September 21, 2021
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With the World Series of Poker (WSOP) annual series less than 10 days away from storming Las Vegas, the poker world has been buzzing with excitement on the return of what will be a comeback for the mega-series after a 26-month-long gap.

But along with the thrill comes a few clashes as well. It all started when Mike ‘The Mouth’ Matusow tweeted about selling his WSOP action on YouStake. While he offered a generous 25% freeroll on the smaller events to anyone buying half of his action in the $10K buy-in and higher events, what got him in the crosshairs was the 1.5 markup he was charging in these high rollers.


Given that markups have been a sore topic among the poker community, Matusow’s tweet did not go down well with many. Andrew Barber went so far as to say that Matusow was “robbing people.”


Many shared Barber’s views.


However, some did come to Motusow’s defense, especially 15-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth.


He even called out Barber, tweeting that he has made his backers $200,000.


But Barber stood his ground, saying that “Mike isn’t beating the 10k’s or the 25k at 1.5.”


Besides Hellmuth, many others believed that being a four-time WSOP bracelet winner, Matusow’s markup was justified.


Well, this wasn’t the first time a controversy with markups has happened, and it certainly won’t be the last!

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