Dark Side Of Televised Poker
I was reading an article about some of the downsides of televised poker and these were the main points:
-Showboating like trash talking, jumping around when winning a big pot or mugging for the camera.
-"Hollywooding," which is overacting or waiting awhile to call someone's all in yet holding the nuts just to see the other player squirm.
-Crumpling up the cards when losing a big pot.
Professional gambler Alan Boston thinks these kind of players are " media whores" and their kind of behavior is "...offensive, it's inconsiderate and it shouldn't be allowed...There's no place for that in poker." He also went on to say "That's the way these kids are...And the fact is, most of them can't play poker worth a (hoot)."
On the other side of the coin, Mason Malmuth, author of "Gambling Theory and Other Topics," says " maybe it makes it more interesting for people watching on TV."
What do you think?