Originally Posted by adventurebound
I for one love how the editing for drama teachs TV schooled players how to play junk and hope to win big.....
On occasion I'll have the TV on in the background with some poker on but it is behind me and doesn't distract my play. Just noise
I agree completely. The editing for drama is one of the reasons I quit watching a lot of the shows. Sure, it isn't possible to show 12 hours of play in total on one show, but it's those so called 'mundane' or 'boring' hands they edit out that get players TO those 'drama' hands.
They may show the one time that Negreanu bets his 7,10os for some particular reason (known only to him) and wins, but they don't show the other 9 times he folded that same hand.
The lure of a big win for a small buy-in helped create the huge online demand, just like $1 tickets did for state lotto players. Used to be that only Organized Crime ran the Numbers game. Then states figured out how to do it - 'legally'. In a twisted way, isn't online poker the same as an 'interactive numbers game' ... ??.