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It’s Time to Buy Poker Tables for Sale and Get Yourself into the Sport

Posted by: Vaugh Cohen on November 15, 2014

Since their introduction, card games have been hardly thought of as a sport. After all, the word ‘sport’ tends to connote physical exertion in an outdoor setting, often with a ball. Irene Edith, a contributor to Gaming Today, begs to differ, saying that she can support the proposition that poker qualifies as a sport, and have everyone running to snap up some quality poker tables for sale.

It’s Time to Buy Poker Tables for Sale and Get Yourself into the Sport

In many respects, I claim the game of poker is a sport, much as is the game of baseball, often regarded as our national pastime, or other well-known athletic competitions. I hope to be able to prove this to you.

Definition of “sport”

As per the Merriam-Webster dictionary, sport is defined as “a source of diversion” and “physical activity engaged in for pleasure”. Both descriptions fit poker perfectly. We play poker to distract ourselves and escape temporarily from the real world, while sitting at the table and focusing on the dealt cards is a form of physical activity, at least for the brain. If chess is classified as a sedentary sport, then so should poker.

Criteria

SportAccord, the association representing the world’s largest international sports federations, have come up with criteria needed to identify a sport:

• have an element of competition
• be in no way harmful to any living creature
• not rely on equipment provided by a single supplier
• not rely on any “luck” element specifically designed into the sport.

Poker definitely fulfills the first two criteria. In the area of equipment, there are cards, chips, and an elegant custom poker table from businesses like Pharaoh Manufacturing. These tables, although quite pleasing to look at, won’t do much to give any player an unfair advantage.

Just got lucky

Although there is some degree of luck involved, poker is still a game of strategy and quick thinking. There is also a great deal of courage involved, especially when the stakes are high. All told, poker is no different from any other sport. There are winners and losers. There is prestige and bragging rights. There are tactics and execution. Best of all, it’s a great way to have fun in a fair match or several.

(Article excerpt and image from “How to Plan a Gameroom from Start to Finish”, Do-it-yourself.com)

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