Poker Coverage:

The Poker Player’s Manifesto: Part IX - Poker Colleagues I

by Bryan Devonshire |  Published: Nov 26, 2014


A few issues ago, we discussed life in the poker community, summed up simply as: keep your word and don’t act like a jerk. What we didn’t discuss much was the working side of the poker community, the people involved in the game via paycheck. This includes everybody that you come in contact with as a poker player, including taxi drivers and valets, chip runners and dealers, and people working for the media. The list is long, and like most personal interactions in life, you need to treat these people with respect and not act like a jerk. Here we will discuss the more poker-specific positions we work with, what they like and don’t like, and some general suggestions for fostering mutually beneficial relationships. The first person you will interact with is the keeper of the list. This may be somebody working a board, either manually or digitally, with games ...

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