Crystal Math?

by , Jan 25, 2010 | 2:42 am

It’s just my guess that the online poker/gambling lobby is gonna need some doctors who are experts on addiction in their pockets to counter medical opinions like these, who are warning about the extreme dangers of chasing straights and flush draws. I pity the kid whose parents actually take this advice.

From the New York Daily News:

I would treat finding gambling Web pages on your teen’s Internet history with the same concern as if you found a baggie with crystal meth in their drawer. I sure wouldn’t need a checklist to tell me the trouble has already begun and I have a crisis on my hands. I would have my kid face-to-face with a youth counselor with experience in dealing with this problem for at least four sessions, to find out how to turn this around

I’m just guessing the authors of this column weren’t following the 2010 PCA nor have they tried the new Rush Poker yet.

3 Comments to “Crystal Math?”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    I think you just found Spencer Bachus’ “expert” on online gambling.

  2. Brent

    Gambling is bad. Examples of gambling include sports betting, roulette, slots and craps.

    Poker is a game of skill, so it is not gambling.

  3. Spaceman

    Gambling is bad. Examples include stock trading, foreign currency exchange, starting up new businesses, embarking on new careers…

    When are people going to stop pretending that ALL of life isn’t a gamble?