The great thing about poker is that you can be about as sleazy as Charles Manson and somehow the sport will still embrace you. Nick “Rogue Trader” Leeson is now a celebrity poker pro! This is a guy who lost over a billion dollars in an error account (he wasn’t even supposed to be trading!), covered it up, and somehow still doesn’t consider himself to be a criminal because he didn’t profit from his crimes. Yes, Nick was even more incompetant than he was corrupt.
Here’s a great quote from his celebpoker profile.
“This is a man that lost as much as €100m in one day!!! How could one trader bring down the banking empire that had funded the Napoleonic Wars? Seems like an easy touch, or is he?”
What a guy, what a sport!