The skill versus chance poker debate is still circulating in the world, as the balance of skill and chance in the game is really delicate. On the one hand, poker gambling sites are ready to introduce the game as a mere skill game, and, on the other hand, such interpretation and classification often fall under country’s internet gambling regulation.
Industry professionals are debating too. Thus, Joe Hachem, the most recognizable poker face in Australia, calls the game a sport comparing it to other sports that use a coin toss and where the element of chance cannot be argued away. However, regardless of the side of the coin, a professional player can always outskill his opponent.
Anyway, the debate can become really lengthy. Somehow it resembles the question “Who appeared first: a chicken or an egg?”