“Fair Play” Initiative Appears to Misappropriate UK Gambling Commission Logo

The so-called “FairPlay” Initiative launched by Rob Yong has allegedly misappropriated the logo of the UK Gambling Commission, potentially deceiving poker players into thinking that the initiative was approved by the regulator.

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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

Why Using Bots In Online Poker Is Cheating

A common claim by bot makers is that using a bot in online poker is not cheating. They claim that it is only a technical breach of the Terms of Service, rather than “true” cheating. I think that this is wrong. All competitions are tests of various attributes. For example, 100metre running races are a test of human strength, not tests of drug absorption rates. … Continue reading Why Using Bots In Online Poker Is Cheating