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Is sports game poker?

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People look at poker from different points of view - one of them said "Poker is a sports discipline where, instead of medals, the winner receives a sum of money" , and others say "Any game where bets are placed and players can lose big amounts with money is gambling". What you guys thinking about?

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Hey.It probably depends on what country you live in.In our country, Russia issued such a decree on March 26, 2007, the card game poker received its recognition as a sport, and now poker is the same usual intellectual sport as chess or Billiards. Sports poker disciplines are: Texas hold'em, Omaha poker and seven-card stud poker

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A sport is an activity that involves physical exertion but also skill in which you compete against other player.

Poker however as a game of luck and skill.

so I'm not to sure i would call it a sport.

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Over 10 years ago (it was in 2007 to be exact) Russian Ministry of sports included tournament poker to the registry of official sports, but in 2009 it was excluded from that. I played poker for some years and I can say that its more similar to intellectual game than to a gambling. You have to make a right decisions every time. If you do this then you will have a proffit on distance.

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Well to me if you consider sports as in a physical emotional way then yeah for sure it might be considered as sports game.

Consider that the Player has to bluff and stay against emotional statements and getting his focused attention into the game.

That includes mentality as well ;)

Here's some good topic talking about this subject: https://ethicsofsports.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/should-poker-be-considered-a-sport/

Edited by DreamStage

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I have been playing poker for over 15 years now and I consider poker more as a sport and game of skill rather than gambling. with gambling you entirely depend on luck. cause you have no control over the outcome of your bet. You cannot influence which card will be next in hilo, you don't know which number will hit on roulette,.... And you cannot educate yourself to get more influence on gambling games.

However poker can be considered as a sport. Just like a sport you can improve your skills by training, studying, reading books, join poker training groups. By practising and studying a lot you can become a much better poker player than when you just play a lot. You still need some luck to get successful in poker but in my opinion luck has only 5% influence on your poker results and 95% you fully control yourself. 

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On 5/26/2019 at 3:49 AM, ivaylo2000 said:

 

People look at poker from different points of view - one of them said "Poker is a sports discipline where, instead of medals, the winner receives a sum of money" , and others say "Any game where bets are placed and players can lose big amounts with money is gambling". What you guys thinking about?

i think this is sports now, coz lot of people playing it, it become more on sports coz some no longer bet for money, they are more on fame, and medals and trophies are more valuable thing, money is not infinite, but the fame could be forever, 

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11 hours ago, alyssar said:

i think this is sports now, coz lot of people playing it, it become more on sports coz some no longer bet for money, they are more on fame, and medals and trophies are more valuable thing, money is not infinite, but the fame could be forever, 

i agree with alyssa, i believe it a sport now, since this is no longer for money, getting famous because of it, becoming celebrity in casinos and in national television, makingyou rich just by using you head. this should become sport now just like billiards.

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