Is it or is it not?
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Â Â Â Â It is the age old question, is poker a sport?Â There are many argumentsÂ against it being so.Â First,Â there is no activity.Â Players sit around a table and only make minimal movements. (Usually the least amount of movement the better as not toÂ give any tells)Â Some also contend you have to have a ball or some other object to be considered a sport.Â Basketball, football, soccer, hockey the list goes on and on.Â The lack of a ball is also why some don't consider NASCAR a real sportÂ There are a lot of objections to it being a sport.Â
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Â Â Â Â Now an entire country is getting in on the debate.Â Lithuania has declared poker a sport.Â On the 20th of March the department of physical education and sports recognized and created the Lithuanian Sports Poker Federation.Â This is a major step forward for the game of poker.Â Previously Russia had also considered poker a sport, but later they rescinded the distinction.Â Lithuania may be a small country in Europe but this could cause ripples throughout the poker-sphere.Â Â Â