Poker is primarily about winning money, that’s why and mainly how we keep the score. Poker is a business but also a social past time. Decisions, actions, non action, industry standards and many other factors can change for the good or bad everyone connected to online poker.
In tort law, a duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeably harm others.
Duty of care may be considered a formalization of the social contract, the implicit responsibilities held by individuals towards others within society. It is not a requirement that a duty of care be defined by law, though it will often develop through the jurisprudence of common law.
Over the next few weeks we will be writing some articles on Poker and the Duty of care not only for igaming companies but players, affiliates and others who can effect those around them and the good of the game.