One thing I’ve heard almost as much as “xxxx-in river” in poker is this wild statement that playing poker isn’t gambling.
Feel free to tell yourself what you must, but anyone who says that playing Poker isn’t gambling doesn’t have a firm command of the English language.
Many think that education and training somehow makes the game risk-free. If you believe that, I’ve got a piece of land to sell you. Yes, playing Poker is gambling no matter how good you are and how many fish are at the table.
Gambling is the act of risking anything of value. The risk level doesn’t matter. You could be 99.9% assured of winning and you’d still be gambling. A better statement would be that playing Poker is much less of a gamble than playing the Lotto or Keno.
Remember, you can train as much as you like and you can be the best Poker player in the world, but you’re always putting your chips out there with some degree of risk.
So, educate yourself in the art of Poker and train like there’s no tomorrow. Just don’t forget that your money always has a measure of risk attached to it.