Poker Player Mike Dentale Loses On The People’s Court

A poker player appeared on The People’s Court Monday for allegedly failing to finish a job in a client’s bathroom.

A reddit user posted a screenshot of Mike Dentale, a poker player from Brooklyn, as a defendant on the show. Dentale owns a window company and was hired to replace 500 windows in a co-op. According to a viewer in the thread, he didn’t finish the caulking around one tenant’s bathroom window.

Judge Marilyn Milian agreed, ruling that Dentale had to pay the plaintiff $350.

Dentale mentioned on Twitter that his employees refused to go into the domicile “because of the cobwebs.” He also admitted that he was paid for his appearance on the show.

Dentale, who has just shy of $2 million in career tournament earnings including a victory in the 2017 Card Player Poker Tour Venetian main event for $185,061, is probably most well-known for his grudge match against poker pro Cate Hall in 2017.

The two got into a heated argument on Twitter regarding Hall’s skill level after she played an infamous pot against Barry Hutter in the WPT Five Diamond Poker Classic. Dentale and Hall agreed to battle in a best-of-three heads-up match for $15,000. Hall won the match 2-0.

The People’s Court is in its 22nd season. Dentale appeared on episode no. 101 in a segment titled ‘Making a Mess.’

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