Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Negreanu Calls Poker Players Wearing Sunglasses Cheats!
Negreanu’s outburst about sunglasses at the poker table is related to his latest TV show (from which he of course receives more hype and TV money) "The Big Game," which happens to ban sunglasses at the poker game on the set. The truth is that this move is nothing more than a stunt to make the public believe that the show is real and won't put up with cheating at poker. I just wish the public would wise up to all this bullshit.
Negreanu's words: “One thing I love about our show, is that FINALLY there is a rule in place where you can't hide like a chicken behind sunglasses! I swear: every TV producer should ban sunglasses entirely from any televised event. They are so bad for poker on so many levels.”
He adds that there are lots of other reason why sunglasses should be banned at all brick and mortar poker tables, even offering his aid to petition to have them banned. When asked why he would speak out so openly against sunglasses, Negreanu answered, “I won't get into that.”
Then he drags UltimateBet cheat Russ Hamilton into it, saying, “Let's just say that guys like Russ Hamilton would oppose such a ban. I'm not making this up, it's just a fact. Banning sunglasses helps to protect the integrity of the game against cheating. For that reason alone, they should be completely outlawed from poker. No other sport or organization would allow competitors a device that makes it easier for them to get away with cheating.“
Maybe Negreanu's next advice will be that wearing sunglasses while playing poker online is cheating too! LOL