A Very True Tale of Online Poker

And the fine line between addiction and success

by , Jun 26, 2009 | 7:54 pm

As Kevin pointed out … great story (like true narrative from a non-poker person who kinda gets poker) in the New York Times Magazine about a mother trying to come to grips with her son’s extensive online poker play … and the transition from successful scholar-athlete to internet poker pro.

(What’s a mom to do when cutting a 19-year-old kid off financially carries no weight — other than follow his chipstack online while he’s playing live in the EPT?)

3 Comments to “A Very True Tale of Online Poker ”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    I’m sure certain Congresspersons are going to find plenty of fodder for their point against online gambling in the early part of the article.

  2. DanM

    yeah, that’s always the case … virtually all their arguments against us are taken out of context.

  3. DanM

    i think the lesson here, that i take away, is that all cards are gonna be on the table.

    we (poker people) can no longer deny our naysayers’ beefs — whether they be cheating, addicition, degeneracy, tax avoidance, whatever …

    if it happens in poker it happens. and pretending it doesn’t only stands to hurt us.

    sadly, though, i don’t think this is the case for the other side.