Wynn Poker Wishes You Bad Luck Or Short Change
Earlier this week, Wynn Poker sent out a promo to one of their poker tournaments which violates one of the basic tenets of gambling advertising.
But first, lets review:
Tenet #1: if you are using dice, use squared edge casino dice, not black and white board game dice.
Tenet #2: if you are using dice that have been illustrated, please draw the pips correctly, opposite sides add up to seven.
Tenet #3: when reenacting gambling scenarios for photographs, don't let actors celebrate non-victories, i.e. slots payline that aren't winners, blackjack hands that have been beat, poker hands that lose, video poker misses etcetera.
Tenet #4: when reenacting gambling scenarios for photographs, make sure the payouts are correct, chips on table games AND credits on machines.
And then there is this, thanks to Wynn Poker.
Tenet #5: Simpson's Law - never, ever, ever, ever use $50 bills in a casino, let alone a goddamn advertisement. Poker legend Doyle Brunson himself discusses the $50 bill in his seminal book on poker Super System. Surely the goons who operate Wynn Poker have read the book - even I have and I'm the WORST poker player in the universe
Why not deal a seven deuce unsuited as the winner too? At least a poker player will laugh about that.
I don't believe in the traditional superstitions, but there are a couple that I still honor. Like most Poker players, I don't like to be paid in $50 bills. But there's also a reason for that. It's easy to mistake a $50 bill for a $5 bill.
Shame on you Wynn Poker, this faux pax is almost as bad as using a cactus that is the symbol of state of Arizona as the logo of Las Vegas website.
Big thanks to VT superfriends HawaiianMark and level42 for the tweet tip.
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