Poker and Morality - Would You Use a SuperUser Account?
I was listening to Donkdown Radio last night regarding the latest on the UltimateBet cheating scandal and an interesting question was posed by one of the callers. The question was, if you somehow acquired a superuser account, would you use it?
I think that many of us would strongly consider using the account, especially if we thought we could get away with the money like Russ and company have. Why do I think this you ask?Â Simply put, when it comes to money and poker, winning money takes precedence over all else.
I know many of you out there are thinking that you would never do that and you could not sleep at night. Others would pull out the "I could never look at myself in the mirror" cliche.
Let me ask you this: What if you were guaranteed to walk away with millions from being a superuser? Would that affect your conscience?
I know many guys that would say "I would never sleep with another dude."Â Then if they were offered a million dollars to do the same thing, they'd say "A million dollars? Ok, I might do that for a million dollars."
The same goes here with poker. When it boils down to it, no matter how moral we are, if we get the opportunity to make our lives easier, or to even set ourselves for life, we are going to take it.
I won't lie. If I had the ability to play with a superuser account and take millions from players, I might very well do it. I would then disappear and never be heard from again. Some of you are going to read this with shock, while many of you are nodding along with me.
Realize this simple truth folks, poker players are out for one thing, your money. Even if you make "friends" in this game, when you are at the table, they want your money. For many, that means winning at any and all costs.
And before you go into the whole "those people are morally bankrupt" argument, realize that most don't care. The object of this game is to win the most money you can. Period.
In reality, tournament poker is even the same. Yes, some people like the "challenge", but if that really were the case, they could play free-money poker for the "challenge."
Poker is all about the money, and whether it is by hook or by crook, people will take advantage of you to do so. For those of you that really think you would not use the superuser account, I applaud you.
For most, when it comes down to money or morals, they'll take the money and buy a book on morality.