(Graphic) Why Poker Should Be Considered a Game of Skill

Posted: July 16th, 2012

While poker may seem obviously a game of skill to some, those who oppose the expansion of the game believe quite the opposite.  The argument isn't simply academic; whether poker is a game dominated by skill or by chance is a question with serious legal implications.  Unfortunately, more governments than not consider poker to be a game of chance, and therefore a gambling activity often forbidden by law.

In the graphic below, we argue that poker is, in fact, a game of skill and should be treated as such for legal purposes.  Click on the image for a larger version, and scroll to the bottom for sources & citations.  

Graphic: Chris Grove (@OPReport)

Why Poker Should be Considered a Game of Skill

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Visit the Poker Player's Alliance for more information on what you can do to advance the cause of regulated poker.

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