Is it fair to plunder a drunken player at the poker table? In a game of bluffing, which deceits are acceptable and which are out-of-bounds? Is it right for casinos to provide free alcoholic beverages to patrons? It is wrong to play against a pathological gambler?
The first of its kind, this book explores the moral dimensions of playing poker for money through a detailed discussion of philosophical and applied ethics. Topics include the etiquette of lying, collusion versus “soft play,” the problem of players staked by backers, and “Why Kant Kan’t Play Poker.” The lessons learned from the study of poker ethics have interesting applications in daily life.