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Honesty and Integrity

by Brendan Murray |  Published: May 01, 2012


The question of morality in poker has never been more to the fore. With Full Tilt Poker and Ultimate Bet owing tens of thousands of poker players millions of dollars, both players and media alike are beginning to ask the hard questions. With hindsight perhaps we should have done this before but with so much cash sloshing around in the poker economy it seemed like there wasn’t a problem money couldn’t fix. How things have changed. In March Full Tilt’s chief executive Ray Bitar spoke out for the first time since his company collapsed through mismanagement and greed a year ago. He apologised but the poker community was having none of it. He hid behind his lawyers saying he couldn’t speak out before. Poker players called him a liar and a cheat. Elsewhere former Full Tilt pro Erick Lindgren faced the opprobrium of the poker community for the slow payment ...

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