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