A Very Merry Matusow Thanksgiving: Brothers Battle Goes Cold Turkey

Written by:
Ace King
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Matusow Brothers

Thanksgiving 2011 turned out to be a time for mending ties in bitter family feuds.  Such was the case at the Matusow family gathering as poker bros Mike and Scott put their differences aside…at lest for the time being. 

If you have been following Gambling911.com closely in recent weeks, you would have learned of the bitter feud between Scott and Mike Matusow

Scott lodged this attack against his brother on his blog a few weeks back: 

I see you getting worse and worse with your gambling issues. We went out for our parents anniversary 2 weeks ago.. The entire time, all you could talk about was yourself, your bets, checking the scores on games. You do not consider how you hurt Mom and Dad with your behavior. You seem to enjoy to call Mom only to tell her when you lose, and you exaggerate your losses to her… That is sick Mike.

Scott discussed the Matusow family Thanksgiving dinner on his blog.  No knives were thrown, and that is something to certainly be thankful for. 

I made peace with my brother Mike.. At first, I refused to enter into the family home and be in the same room with Mike.. However, he did call me and expressed a willingness to talk about our issues, so I took him up on that.. There was a good deal of somewhat heated convo, but I was able to get my point across to him pertaining to the things I wrote on my last blog. I stated to him that I did not want to publicly air our stuff out, but that I felt I did not have a choice in the matter, since talking to him privately up to this point, and getting him to listen was a virtual impossibility. It seems that he now understands things much better, and he expressed to me he wished I did not publicly do what I did. However, I did apologize and explain it was not meant to hurt him, and explained to him why I did and both of us have come to a common understanding over this issue. I accept that what I did hurt his feelings, but I still feel it had to be done to get a real dialogue going.

In the end, I am glad I did what I did to force the issue and get things talked about as it brought about a resolution and better mutual understanding. Hurt feelings can mend over time, but a broken family is hard to fix. This was my main intention with it, that Mike understands Family should always be first, not so called “friends” and strangers, as I understand Mike gambles for a living.

- Ace King, Gambling911.com