Richard Buccola has been playing pool most of his life, and enjoys teaching it to others Trick shots in the game of pool are often associated with hustling, or sharking. During the mid-20th century pool halls were often given an unfair reputation as dangerous, seedy dens of sin (especially after the 1961 Paul Newman film "The Hustler") where people would lose their money to unscrupulous pool sharks. But interest in the game has seen a rebirth of sorts in recent years, and most pool halls and billiard parlors today are clean, classy establishments where people of all walks of life go to have fun playing the game they love. Of course this doesn't mean that you can't have fun showing off a few trick shots with your friends or family.
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