A few weeks ago I started a new thread in our News, Views, and Gossip Forum called “Cardrooms: Everything Bad.” My purpose was to discuss a new book that I’m working on titled Cardrooms: Everything Bad and How to Make Them Better; An Analysis of Those Areas Where Poker Rooms Need Improvement.
I was hoping to get a post or two with some possible suggestions of what the book needed to cover. Instead, there was an avalanche of responses, and apparently a nerve was hit and a much better book than what I originally intended will be produced.
For those of you who might be interested in what this book will be about, here’s a link to “The Table of Contents” and here’s a link to a preliminary draft of one of the chapters titled Promotions.
One of the interesting things about the book, and about many things related to life in general, is how important statistical ideas are and how many of the decisions and policies that occur in today’s modern poker rooms are actually influenced by statistical theory. Now poker room managers are not knowledgeable when it comes to statistical theory and many of the ideas in the book that should improve poker rooms will be new to them, and, of course, not all the ideas are of a statistical nature.
Cardrooms: Everything Bad and How to Make Them Better should be available through Amazon in six to eight weeks, and the hope is that over time, we’ll have better cardrooms.
Also, if you work in cardroom management and would like a copy of the book, while supplies last, send me a private message. If you’re from the United States, a printed copy or a PDF will be sent. But if you’re from outside the United States, only a PDF will be made available.