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by Lee Watkinson |  Published: Dec 09, '09

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I just watched the 60 minutes piece on the NBA referee who was caught betting the games. It was very interesting and reminded me of why poker is the only form of gambling I participate in anymore.

This ref wasn’t really fixing games but was just using inside info to get 75 to 80% of his games right. A lot of his iside info was on which refs liked to screw over who, for personal reasons. In virtually everything you can bet on there is going to be a group with inside info that wins and the rest are at a huge disadvantage. This is especially true in horse racing and the stock market.

Sure poker has its outright cheating scandals, but if you are playing in a reputable casino, tournament or online site you are getting about as fair a shake as is available in the gambling world. You might not be able to get in the juicy home games you want or even get screwed on the list to get in some casino games, but, once your in, things are fairly fair.

Yeah I lost a lot betting sports in the past and for me watching a football game without a bet, is like watching horse run without a bet for most people, so I don’t watch.

Lee Watkinson has accumulated nearly $4 million in tournament winnings over his career. His accomplishments include a World Series bracelet in the 2006 $10,000 pot-limit Omaha event and an eighth-place finish in the 2007 WSOP main event. Lee is a Full Tilt Pro and uses his poker winnings to help a chimpanzee rescue charity. Learn more about Lee at his website, www.leewatkinson.com.

 
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emetjr
over 11 years ago

Is saying anything to anybody just to get elected even though you know you can't deliver cheating?

 
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BDub1
over 11 years ago

Nope, never ever any collusion or cheating going on in live games. No siree, Bob! Oh, and of course we know no instances of multiple accounts, or friends playing in the same ring game online. Yep, everything seems honest here! Back to your monkeys, you are pretty delusional or extremely naive

 
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joer8052
over 11 years ago

Another riveting post from Lee...Yes, I admit I am stupid for coming back and reading these pointless blogs. THis is the last time, I promise.

 
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IHateLeeWatkinson
over 11 years ago

I just keep on coming back because Lee is dumber than Tiger Woods....and that's pretty dumb!

 
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BDub1
over 11 years ago

Actually, he is dumber than the club his wife used to beat the crap out of him

 
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IHateLeeWatkinson
over 11 years ago

I'm sure Lee's next post will be about Tiger and how he is really a great guy and we should all forgive and forget his cheating ways. That's the typical liberal response.

 
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y00h00180
over 11 years ago

Tiger cheated at golf?

All I can say is that poker is much more fairly regulated than the gambling happening on Wall Street, which remains the biggest game in town.

 
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KingaDimuns
over 11 years ago

Well mr. "ihateleewatkinson", why would you have that screen name only to never read his blog? who would you hate on? dudes like you HAVE to, NEED to have a target to distract you and thers from how much of an unhappy loser you are. tell u what: i'm way worse than Lee, so why dont you just hate on me k?

 
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