Sunday, May 10, 2009

Will There Be Any New Cheat Scams At The 2009 World Series of Poker?

This poker cheating question really needs to be asked in two different forms. One is "Will there be any new cheat scams at the 2009 World Series of Poker?" The other is "Will we HEAR about any new cheat scams at the 2009 World Series of Poker?"

I bet you see what I'm getting at! The answer to the first question is that there will most definitely be a new poker cheat scam or two. However, the answer to the second is that we probably won't hear about them because the cheats have to get caught in order for that to happen.

I think that if there are to be new WSOP cheat scams in 2009, they will most likely be in the neighborhood of team syndicates partnering up to get the top prize money, and then later, without a doubt, some dirty-dealing at the final table. I still am abhorred by the long time interval between the determination of the players who will play the final table of the main event and the actual play of that final table months later. That is nothing less than a four-month breeding ground for cheat scams.

As far as any mechanized cheating at the poker tables goes, it's very unlikely we will see it, and even if there is something to be seen, we won't see it because it will be very high-tech and not available to the naked eye. But don't panic, I still think we have a little time before card-marking lasers hit the WSOP!