Originally Posted by theresets
No matter what you are playing there a going to be people that are really selfish, conceited, annoying, and just overall bad people. Whenever there is competition we see people get upset when they lose, especially if there is money involved. It is our job as poker players to make sure the games are enjoyable to play, by keeping the games fun and entertaining despite people losing. This is what allows our business to flourish. When people make statements like "Poker is a selfish game" or "It attracts the worst type of people" it attaches a stigma to the game and people will be less likely to play. This will ruin the poker environment and therefore, ruin the ecosystem that makes the game fun and profitable. Lets put our best efforts forth to remove these mindsets and make poker great again.
I agree, there's always going to be people who cheats or plays unfairly at any game. We've seen a large amount of athletes from many kinds of sports who used drugs to improve their game.
But they are a small porcentege of people and their actions should not affect the way everyone think about the rest of the players.
I played poker a lot at home with friends and family (there was strangers some times), and we never had a fight about money or anything. For me it all comes out to education, trusting the people your playing with and knowing its just a game even tho theres money in between.
In resume, some people cheats? sure, they're always going to be cheaters. Does that makes us all cheaters? No.