re: Poker & Is no limit bad for business?
But going all in is what casuals want to do. Or at least, it's what they THINK they want to do - in practice they just check call all their money way. But going all in is what they've seen people do on TV and dammit they want to have that option too.
Seriously, trust me: a lot of casual players, especially live casual players, are actually confused by limit games. You have to explain to them over and over again that they have to bet/raise in set amounts. And the headache that is trying to explain why the limit doubles on the turn and river... ugh.
Plus they may lose slower in a limit game, but they have a much lesser chance of winning against good players too. In a NL game they can play badly, get their stack in on a draw, or suck out, and still stand a chance of coming out ahead. It's a lot harder to get that lucky that often and profit in a limit game.