Originally posted by charlyv
reply to post by ViperChili
Screw gambling... I want people that would make a statement like this out of my country.
Poker is a game of skill played against other players. Your not playing the house, and therefore the house does not have an edge off you.
Yuo play against other players and it is mostly a game of numbers, statistics,, odds and percentages.
It is a mathematical based game of skill.
If you know what you are doing you will oprofit off weaker players.
I would definately not call it gambling.
What you may call luck, is called Variance in poker.
EG... If your get dealt AA and shove all in and are called by KK, you thinkg you should win. This is not true , the other player with the kings may
hit a king, running cards for a flush or a straight.
Statistically you will lose this hand 1 in ecery 5 times. You may call it bad luck but it is just negative variance.
Text results appended to pokerstove.txt
61,642,944 games 0.082 secs 751,743,219 games/sec
equity win tie pots won pots tied
Hand 0: 81.946% 81.71% 00.23% 50371344 142614.00 [ AA ]
Hand 1: 18.054% 17.82% 00.23% 10986372 142614.00 [ KK ]
Arguing that poker is gambling is a ridiculous claim made by people who really have no idea what they are talking about.
As previously stated , Lotteries and slots are gambling.
I can further back this up using a graph made from a site called sharkscope,com
This site records all tournaments played and displays the results for individual players. Win OR lose.
Are you telling me that this player got lucky over ~3k games?
Yes there are periods of sustained negative variance but that is to be expected.
Like if you flip a coin,, 50/50 chance of heads or tails, but if you do it 20 times its unlikey you will get exactly 10 heads and 10 tails.
edit on 24-4-2011 by Jeluzifus because: (no reason given)