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How Freedom Dies: Internet Poker

How Freedom Dies: Internet Poker

Robert Arthur is the author of an unusual and fascinating book called You Will Die: The Burden of Modern Taboos. He also has a blog called Narco Polo that he posts to very infrequently. His single panel comics are like a Ripley's Believe it or Not of human folly. Hypocrisy: In 2010 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the same town of Hogan Jr.’s [...]

Economists Steven D. Levitt (of “Freakonomics” fame) and Thomas J. Miles argue in a new study that poker is a game of skill, not chance, and therefore should not be regarded as “gambling” under the law

Economists Steven D. Levitt (of “Freakonomics” fame) and Thomas J. Miles argue in a new study that poker is a game of skill, not chance, and therefore should not be regarded as “gambling” under the law

In the short term, chance can indeed have a huge effect on the fortunes of any given poker player. Short term variance can cause the tourist rube to go home a few hundred bucks richer on a Saturday night, or cause a seasoned professional to lose tens of thousands of dollars in the span of a few weeks. But over time, the more you keep [...]