Have a poker 'tell'? Botox may be your answer. | Bob's Blitz

Have a poker 'tell'? Botox may be your answer.

Are you a competitive poker player who has an obvious tell that may be hurting your earnings? Manhattan's Dr. Jack Berdy, doctor of aesthetic medicine and a retired gambler himself, has your answer: Pokertox. Using Botox to kill those damn giveaways:

“Very few people can maintain a real poker face,’’ said Berdy. “They have some ‘tells,’ some expression that gives away that they have a good hand or a bad hand’’ to an opponent.

He said he and his patients would go over those ‘‘tells’’ and the expressions that would give away a hand.

Some players look at their cards and ‘‘might raise their eyebrows or raise one eyebrow’’ if they do or don’t like what they see.

“Some squint, or furrow their brows,’’ Berdy said.

“We can inject Botox appropriately’’ so the other player doesn’t get the message that they’re angry, disappointed or happy.

“What someone sees across the table is no movement,’’ he said.

Pokertox costs an average $600 to $800 and lasts three to four months, he says.

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