Viewers believe they've found the moment professional player cheated in high-stakes poker game

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By Carina Murphy

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Poker fans think they've found proof of how a professional player cheated a high-stakes table match.

Eagle-eyed spectators claim that rising star Robbi Jade Lew used a "vibrating ring" to beat her established rival Garrett Adelstein during a live-streamed match on Thursday (September 29) at the Hustler Casino.

Lew stunned the poker world last week with her jaw-dropping victory, in which she went all-in to win a $269,000 pot.

In the wake of his defeat, top player Adelstein openly accused Lew of cheating with the help of a "device hidden that simply vibrates to indicate you have the best hand," per Daily Mail. Lew has refuted his allegations vehemently.

However, some sharp-eyed poker fans believe they have caught her out. Many have taken to social media to point out a specific moment in the tense showdown when Lew appears to be signaling or drawing attention toward a particular suspicious piece of jewelry.

Around the same time that Lew is called to go all in by her opponent, she can be seen fidgeting and growing visibly uncomfortable.

After fiddling with the rings on her right hand - including a distinctive round red one on her middle finger - the poker star puts her hands back on the table. The red ring's large setting is no longer visible, meaning it was either rotated or slipped off.

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Credit: Hustler Casino

Moments later, Lew stunned onlookers by winning the pot. Commentators noted in amazement that her experienced opponent had a 53% chance of winning - but that she somehow managed to steal the round.

As footage of the moment was circulated online, many viewers took to Twitter to claim that Lew's ring had vibrated - allowing her to cheat.

"She has a partner in the crowd that can see the other player's cards on a monitor, [and] can then signal her on the ring letting her know if she should call/raise/fold. There was no reason for her to take off the ring right then, other than to hide it," one claimed.

"How awkward she looks and her body language before the call and on the river, this is 99.999% cheating," another wrote.

Others pointed to a camera angle that shows Lew's chair vibrating as "proof" of her being sent signals by an outside observer.

"Her chair vibrates right before she says you can have it," one wrote alongside a video of the moment.

After the game, Lew further fuelled speculation of cheating by giving Adelstein the money she won off him. In a tweet, she claimed she had been "cornered and threatened" by him after the match, adding that she would soon release full details.

Featured Image Credit: Nicholas Eveleigh / Alamy

Viewers believe they've found the moment professional player cheated in high-stakes poker game

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By Carina Murphy

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Poker fans think they've found proof of how a professional player cheated a high-stakes table match.

Eagle-eyed spectators claim that rising star Robbi Jade Lew used a "vibrating ring" to beat her established rival Garrett Adelstein during a live-streamed match on Thursday (September 29) at the Hustler Casino.

Lew stunned the poker world last week with her jaw-dropping victory, in which she went all-in to win a $269,000 pot.

In the wake of his defeat, top player Adelstein openly accused Lew of cheating with the help of a "device hidden that simply vibrates to indicate you have the best hand," per Daily Mail. Lew has refuted his allegations vehemently.

However, some sharp-eyed poker fans believe they have caught her out. Many have taken to social media to point out a specific moment in the tense showdown when Lew appears to be signaling or drawing attention toward a particular suspicious piece of jewelry.

Around the same time that Lew is called to go all in by her opponent, she can be seen fidgeting and growing visibly uncomfortable.

After fiddling with the rings on her right hand - including a distinctive round red one on her middle finger - the poker star puts her hands back on the table. The red ring's large setting is no longer visible, meaning it was either rotated or slipped off.

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Credit: Hustler Casino

Moments later, Lew stunned onlookers by winning the pot. Commentators noted in amazement that her experienced opponent had a 53% chance of winning - but that she somehow managed to steal the round.

As footage of the moment was circulated online, many viewers took to Twitter to claim that Lew's ring had vibrated - allowing her to cheat.

"She has a partner in the crowd that can see the other player's cards on a monitor, [and] can then signal her on the ring letting her know if she should call/raise/fold. There was no reason for her to take off the ring right then, other than to hide it," one claimed.

"How awkward she looks and her body language before the call and on the river, this is 99.999% cheating," another wrote.

Others pointed to a camera angle that shows Lew's chair vibrating as "proof" of her being sent signals by an outside observer.

"Her chair vibrates right before she says you can have it," one wrote alongside a video of the moment.

After the game, Lew further fuelled speculation of cheating by giving Adelstein the money she won off him. In a tweet, she claimed she had been "cornered and threatened" by him after the match, adding that she would soon release full details.

Featured Image Credit: Nicholas Eveleigh / Alamy