Is poker more a game of skill or chance?

  1. Omeva profile image72
    Omevaposted 2 years ago

    Is poker more a game of skill or chance?

  2. Aladdins Cave profile image79
    Aladdins Caveposted 2 years ago

    Its skill more than chance
    Someone who who is good at maths and numbers
    can win more often than not
    That is why some people are banned from Casino's

    "RAINMAN" the movie is a good example

    But for most of us, its game better not played !

  3. tsmog profile image81
    tsmogposted 2 years ago

    It depends. Chance is the likelihood an event will occur otherwise known as possibility. The possibility a straight will occur with a one card draw is a possibility, however it depends on the cards played. That presents probability.

    The likelihood an event will occur is narrowed by knowing the difference between the event itself and all events possible. That presents odds. Odds are the comparison of events occurring compared to events not occurring. Usually it is expressed as 3:4, which means 3 times it will occur, 4 times it will not, and there will be 7 events in all.

    There there is skill. Skill is firstly knowing the odds. Secondly, it is playing the other players. Great skill is needed to pick up nuances, body language, and reading while listening to the other players. That is a learned skill much more than a gift. There are other skills too like knowing when to quit or fold. That is understanding oneself . . . completely.