Poker Less of a Sport Than Playing Video Games According to Poll
So the argument is still raging over whether poker is a sport. Well, sort of.
Deadspin posted an article last week posting the results of a poll comparing whether certain activities were a sport. Not surprisingly, poker placed dead last with 11% of participants claiming it was not a sport.
The following activities placed better than poker but less than the 50% needed to be considered a "sport."
â¢ Competitive Video Gaming
â¢ Competitive Eating
Funny thing is that I have broken more of a sweat playing video games than I have playing poker.
While the Deadspin poll wasn't exactly the most scientific poll, it does go to show what most of us know but don't want to admit. As much as we want to paint our game as a sport, there isn't enough evidence there to support that theory.