Originally Posted by Double-A
You don't wear shades to keep from giving off tells. You wear them so your opponents won't know you're looking at them.
The popular reason for wearing them nowadays is to hide tells. But what tells?
Some look for eye twitching. This is a tell. But of what? Precisely. Eye twitching could mean a bluff or a monster.
The real tell is in the direction of the eye movement. If, when asked a question, (weather they answer it or not) the eyes move down and to the left (right handed folks) they are most definitely lying about whatever it is they are doing on the table. Up and to the right. FOLD
Now, the reason for the beginning of the sunglasses trend.
If you put a common substance (I won't tell you what it is) on the cards you wish to mark and view them with sunglasses. Your mark stands out like a giant marshmallow in a bowl of Jello.
This is the reason it started. And why floor men usually have a pair available. And...... it still goes on.
It's the reason they switched to colored plastic on the Blackjack
boot. Everybody can see it then.
Dolly feels they should outlaw sunglasses at all poker tables. I agree.