Dirty Poker Player Starts Own Cleaning Business

Dirty Poker Player Starts Own Cleaning BusinessA few year ago Portuguese poker player Jose ‘Girah’ Macedo was thought of as an online prodigy before an ugly history of cheating was unearthed which eventually cost him his sponsorship deal at LockPoker, as well as his own personal credibility.
Now it would appear the former online poker “phenomenon” has embarked on a new business career after starting a cleaning company at the University of Lancaster in England, which in just three months has traded €240 thousand. As was reported by Portugal’s web portal SIC:
“We have started by cleaning bathrooms and bedrooms on the university campus. In only three months, we have managed to clean over 1,000 rooms. At the moment, we have many clients and we employ seven people, first we extended the service to kitchens within the campus and then overpriced to apartments off of the campus.”
The business initiative, which involves students both as customers and as cleaning staff, has already proven a big success and as Macedo himself explains: “It all started right away, thanks to strong demand on the part of many students.”
Following the Lock Poker cheating scandal, Jose Macedo quit the world of online poker, confessing at the time that he “did something stupid..I’m not going to sugar coat it, cheating..I felt ashamed, I had no explanation.”
Part of Macedo’s scam at the time involved offering poker training by watching other players gamble online while watching them via TeamViewer from his own independent location and, where appropriate, giving them advice. He would then persuade his students to practice what they had learned by playing against online player “sauron1989” on the iPoker network. Unfortunately, sauron1989 then turned out to be Macedo himself, who would then win his student’s money in no time.
Now it looks like Jose ‘Girah’ Macedo may finally have turned over a new leaf, and started gaining the trust of those around him. As one of the professors at the University of Lancaster, Joe Born, explains:
“It is not unusual to have students with good ideas. But what these guys have done more than anything else and more than anyone else, is to win the trust of their activities across the campus. ”
Despite the news, there will still be many people in the poker community who will not enjoy Macedo’s new-found success, especially those who had previously fallen prey to his despicable cheating method.

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