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Rose: More Pathological Poker

By David G. Schwartz on May 13, 2009 1:20 PM | Permalink
A couple of columns ago, I listed the 15 questions I developed to test whether a poker player is a compulsive gambler. 

Based on the comments I received and my own observations of professional poker players, I would like to add an additional question:

16.  Do you feel you always have to be in action, even when you are not playing poker, so that you often bet on games and propositions that are more luck than skill?

Rose: Pathological Poker

By David G. Schwartz on May 13, 2009 1:08 PM | Permalink

Pathological Poker


            Is it fair to ask someone who plays primarily, or exclusively, poker whether he is a compulsive gambler?

            Is poker even gambling?  Does a person who plays day and night and wins, making a good living, have a gambling problem? 

            Of course, he might have a different problem.  He might be a workaholic. 

Rose: Another 'What is Poker?' Case

By David G. Schwartz on May 5, 2009 4:38 PM | Permalink

Another "What Is Poker" Case


            Last column I started the discussion of whether the prohibitions on internet gambling should apply to online poker by asking the fundamental question:  "What is poker?"

            Twenty years ago I actually had to answer that question under oath in the "7-card down" case I described in my last column.  The fight was about what games were prohibited by an 1885 statute that outlawed "stud-horse poker."