Coppermine wrote:I'm sorry, everyone must have a different definition of gambling than I do: wagering money or something of material value on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning additional money or material goods. Backgammon is a skill game, but as soon as a player makes a bet on it, it's gambling.
Poker is a game of skill, but you're still betting money on an uncertain outcome. And no matter how good you are, there's always someone better. All because it's a skill game doesn't mean it's not gambling.
Tell it to the minister's son in Connecticut who robbed a bank to pay off $5000 in online poker debts.
If poker was gambling, then why is it the people with less skill always lose in the long run, and the people with skill always win in the long run?
Poker is not a slot machine, where any idiot can pull the lever and win since no one has any control over anything. There's a whole lot more skill in poker.