A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from September 17, 2022
“Botox is a performance-enhancing drug for poker players”

"Pokertox” (poker + Botox) was introduced by a New York doctor in 2012. Botox injections to a poker player’s face would stop that player from a facial reaction to the cards.

“Pokertox is Botox for poker players (so they can keep a straight face). So is this a performance enhancing drug?” was posted on Twitter by Hoops for Life on November 29, 2012. “Is botox considered a performance enhancing drug for poker players?” was posted on Twitter by Stacey Borg on March 8, 2013. “Botox could be considered a performance enhancing drug for poker players” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on February 22, 2016. “Botox is a performance-enhancing drug for poker players” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on May 23, 2021.


HuffPost
Pokertox: Botox For Gambler’s Poker Face
By David Moye
Nov 20, 2012, 09:20 AM EST | Updated Nov 20, 2012
A doctor of aesthetic medicine in New York is taking a gamble that poker players are going to be the next big growth market for botox.

Dr. Jack Berdy has just introduced “Pokertox,” a program of Botox and facial fillers designed to enhance a player’s “poker face,” their ability to hide any sign of facial emotion that might tip off other card players on whether they have a good or bad hand.

Twitter
Hoops for Life
@HoopsForLife21
Pokertox is Botox for poker players (so they can keep a straight face). So is this a performance enhancing drug?
10:51 PM · Nov 29, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Stacey Borg
@DrCurlytek
Is botox considered a performance enhancing drug for poker players?
2:09 AM · Mar 8, 2013·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Pigwash
@pigwash_
Is botox considered a performance enhancing drug for poker?
6:10 AM · Jun 13, 2015·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Charlotte
@charIottepickle
Is Botox considered a performance enhancing drug for poker? Because I feel like it would be
1:49 PM · Jun 13, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Schdbit September 25, 2015
In professional poker, is Botox considered a performance enhancing drug?
Professional poker players seem to have a frozen appearance and wear sunglasses hats etc. Would Botox take it to the next level?

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/sactomkiii February 22, 2016
Botox could be considered a performance enhancing drug for poker players

Twitter
Jay
@Jay_Bulls
Do you think botox is a performance enhancing drug for poker players?
Yes
25%
No
75%
4 votes
·
Final results
9:51 AM · Feb 23, 2016·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Troy Osinoff 🕺
@yo
Is Botox considered a performance enhancing drug for poker?
2:12 PM · Mar 19, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/ohgodwhydidIjoin November 6, 2018
Botox is a Performance-Enhancing Drug in Poker

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Valtieri May 23, 2021
Botox is a performance-enhancing drug for poker players

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/shiri24 September 15, 2022
Botox is a performance enhancing drug for poker.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Saturday, September 17, 2022 • Permalink