Poker expert and author Peter Mancini says people who are good at poker “aren’t necessarily bad people.”
He was speaking to CNBC’s Erin Burnett.
In the clip, Mancina, who teaches courses on poker at Yale and Stanford, is interviewed by Burnett.
He says he’s never heard anyone say that.
“I’m not saying you can’t be bad at poker, but you have to make some choices about how to act and not act in a way that’s not going to be effective,” he said.
“And I think if you can be a good poker player, you’re not necessarily a bad person.”
The interview has since been viewed over 7 million times.
The next time you hear someone saying that they’re not a bad poker player or that they don’t play poker in an arrogant way, ask them what they think about their own poker skills.
If you find yourself disagreeing with Mancinas views on the subject, it’s important to know that he was a poker pro in the 90s and has been a respected poker expert since.
“What we’re trying to do is get people to realize, ‘This isn’t a bad thing,'” he said during the interview.
“If you’re good at it, you can get better at it.
And if you don’t, you don, you’ll get worse at it.”
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