Some people are gullible. Some are just misinformed. A lot of peole will believe whatever you tell them, if you pretend to know what you are talking about. But if you say it on the radio, or on T.V., or put it in a movie, people will believe it like it had been printed in the World Book Encyclopedia.
That is why I hate to hear people say online poker is rigged. People who are uninformed will hear this a couple of times and take it as fact, having "heard it from more than one person". For the most part, I don't care. I couldn't care less whether one more person takes up online poker or not. But it bothers me when poker players say it in poker forums
, because this is the information that uninformed decision makers (lawmakers) will find when they consider new legislation. Why would they bother spending the money, or time, or invest the effort in finding out what the actual facts are when a quick search of the internet will show them that, apparently, many individuals in the online poker community themselves believe online poker to be rigged. Whether you realize it or not, you are actually advocating against your own cause when you say these things. It's like saying pot has long term negative side effects and then wanting the government to legalize it. It just doesn't make sense.
And after looking at the trailer for "Runner Runner", I'm not sure how much of a "poker movie" it is. The cheating scandal element of the plot does seem to be based on the AP/UB cheating scandal, but that doesn't appear to be what the movie is about. But for my satisfaction, whenever the AP/UB cheating scandal is mentioned, I like to come right out and use the name Russ Hamilton so I can say screw him. He is a former world champion and a cheater. Screw him again!