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Does poker count as gambling?

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Mary Lovelady

Mary Lovelady

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Answered Sep 15, 2020

Yes poker does count as gambling.

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stefa.eberhardt

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Answered Apr 24, 2020

I think poker is gambling, because gambling is about fear, which in turn arises from a possible loss or gain of money. It is not only important to us what payment methods you use, whether it is a card transfer like this or the use of real money. In addition, gambling emotions are addictive, and of course poker is addictive too. So here is no doubt that poker counts as gambling.

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E. Jonathan

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E. Jonathan, Content Team Lead, Degree in Literature, Los Angeles, California

Answered Oct 08, 2019

A lot of Poker players will argue with non-Poker players because they believe that Poker is not a form of gambling. They see it as some sort of entertainment that will require a lot of skill in order to win. Other gambling games and methods will require pure luck in order to win but Poker will require more than that.

The Poker player must trust his intuition or gut feel and should also know the strength of the different card combinations. Still, even if this game would require more skills than luck, it would still involve money most of the time which is why I still believe that this is a form of gambling. Of course, other people would say otherwise.

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A. Daniels

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A. Daniels, Professor, San Diego

Answered Mar 01, 2019

Many people have argued and are still arguing if the game of poker is a form of gambling. I am of the opinion that it is not gambling. Poker is more of a game of skill than of luck. To be a professional poker player, you need to take a college course to help you understand the complexity of the game.

Many people have argued and are still arguing if the game of poker is a form of gambling. I am of
There is no denying that there is an obvious luck involve in a short term. In poker you are playing against other players not the house. The definition of the word “gambling” is broad and this makes the debate of whether poker is a game of gambling to be endless.

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D. gray

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Answered Feb 28, 2019

Whether poker is really gambling has brought up in legal debate among poker players, in terms of the law, and politicians. The short answer is yes. However, the long answer has two reasons. As some believe that poker is only a game of luck, poker is a game of skill. The cards that are dealt out in Poker are random, both in your hand and the opponents.
To win at poker players directly win money from the rival players. It’s sort of like a sport. Two teams are trying to beat one another for the championship. Poker is being played to win similar to all sports games.

Whether poker is really gambling has brought up in legal debate among poker players, in terms of
There is a difference of opinions among poker players. Players are winning money and money is also lost. All players realize that they’re playing the same game There is no guarantee of success in poker.
In the end, it’s considered among the government that poker is considered gambling.

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