An Introduction to Ethics in Poker

Note: I have tried as much as possible to minimise the use of poker jargon throughout.  If needed, an excellent glossary covering poker terms is available online at http://www.conjelco.com/pokglossary.html Once upon a time, “poker players were lumped together with petty thieves, drunks, prostitutes, and other degenerates.”[1]  Further, the “presumed association of gambling with criminality is a common viewpoint.”[2]  Today, many poker players are famous TV … Continue reading An Introduction to Ethics in Poker

Improving Online Account Security: Instant Account Freezes

It is normal for online services to send you an emailed notification when certain things happen on your account. For example, when you check-in to a flight with British Airways, they send you an email notification of this. When I last changed my password on PayPal, I got the email notification below: Included in this email notification is a request for the user (in this … Continue reading Improving Online Account Security: Instant Account Freezes

Outstanding Pizza Places in Naples

As the spiritual home of modern, post-Colombian pizza*, Naples has a variety of outstanding pizza places. I first attended each of these on a pizza tour organised by Young and Foodish – Daniel Young runs these tours (not always to the same places) periodically, and you can view them on his website. Anyway, I’ve personally visited each of these, and found them to be outstanding. … Continue reading Outstanding Pizza Places in Naples

Overlays are good for poker

With the Sunday Million 12th Anniversary failing to meet its guarantee just now (attracting just 43,975 players, when it needed 50,000 players) it’s worth addressing a  theme has risen in the poker world over time: that it is “bad” when a tournament fails to attract enough entrants to cover the guaranteed prize pool, and that it is “good” when a tournament wildly exceeds the guaranteed … Continue reading Overlays are good for poker