A few months ago, PokerStars CEO Stephen Lee made headlines for tweeting his thoughts on the use of nicknames in poker.
Lee was responding to a fan who posted a photo of a poker table in his home country of Canada, where the name “Jack” is often used.
Lee later apologized and said that he was referring to the game of poker.
But in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Monday, Lee discussed his views on the matter.
Lee said he doesn’t consider the use-names in a game of golf “unethical.”
“I don’t believe that you should use names of famous people to avoid having people refer to you,” Lee said.
“And then you’re in a situation where people are talking about the game that’s being played and it’s kind of a distraction.” “
The problem with nicknames is that people want to talk about the name, so they call you that,” he continued.
“And then you’re in a situation where people are talking about the game that’s being played and it’s kind of a distraction.”
Lee said the poker industry is facing an uphill battle in terms of naming its members.
“If we’re going to change the rules, the rules need to be changed in a way that makes it more of a fun and competitive game,” he said.