re: Poker & What No One Else Is Saying About Online Poker
Originally Posted by Amazon Editorial Reviews
With the renewed interest in the WSOP
Hold-Em poker, online poker rooms have become the easiest way for the average player to get in the game. Online poker generates billions of dollars a year. Millions are playing and millions are lost every day. When playing poker live, an experienced player coupled with a little luck is a winning hand. But when playing online, rampant cheating and endless numbers of bad players make the luck factor the deciding factor. This book will let you understand the two different games being played, comparing live play to online play. What No One Else Is Saying About Online Pokerhighlights how the internet has changed the game into a free for all that could bring even the most experienced professional poker player to his knees, begging for mercy. What No One Else Is Saying About Online Poker is the tell all book about online poker. Topics: . Research the ins and outs of the industry and how the internet has changed the game forever. . Understand why online poker rooms are spending millions to detect cheating. . Learn the different types of cheating taking place in today's online poker rooms and how to recognize it. . Uncover the truths and rumored myths of online poker. . Learn exactly where online poker rooms and the players stand concerning the new bill passed into law on October 13,2006:"The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006". . Arm yourself with the knowledge to compete and discover if you can even afford trying. Author Carl Varrone, a successful business owner and poker enthusiast began his research for What No One Else Is Saying About Online Pokerin 1998. His curriculum included reading numerous books and firsthand experiences in casino poker rooms learning to master the game. When poker rooms started popping up on the internet, Varrone found himself playing online every chance he could. Through his years of playing and research he was compelled to write this book. Every person playing online poker or considering it should learn from his experiences before getting in on the action.
I'll first admit that I haven't actually read the book. Now, after reading the editorial review of the book above, I can honestly say that I never will. You can't judge a 144 page book by it's cover, but you can decided whether or not to spend $20 on something where the editorial review alone makes it seem like a 144 page "it's rigged" post.
The general tone of the review appears to lean towards the negativity and (yes, without reading the damn thing) the review make it seem like the author is just making huge cautionary warnings about online play, etc. It mentions discussion about millions being lost everyday. How much discussion does it go into about those players that are actually winning money online? Does it talk about the effort they've put in to improving their games and being profitable? Does it tell the reader that to be a winning player you actually have to give a damn and make an effort? What about the player that wins one pot with 72offsuit after calling an all-in for all his cash and sucking out to win, then goes on to get his AA cracked, lose his entire stack, and start making posts at poker forums
about how online poker is rigged? Does it tell that guy to get a clue and pick up a book? Now maybe I'm being harsh with my statements above, but IMO, no profitable poker players are going to run out and buy what appears
to be a big rant/conspiracy theory. Not exactly a great marketing tactic, IMO. My perception of the book may be wrong, but guess what...Perception IS reality.
Without knowing for sure or even caring enough to try and find out, I'd actually venture to guess that the author is a losing player, at least online, and is now looking to recoup his money by telling everyone how dangerous it is. Now that may be one of the best ideas ever.