Correction.....poker is a skill game, not gambling.
You guys are missing the POINT. All I said was that it is Wrong to Thank GOD for helping you win at POKER. Daniel stated he played better because of GOD ( generalization). I totally disagree with fact that God would aknowledge Daniels Poker status when there are kids starving, people dying and desease being fought. You should Thank God for your Good Fortunes, Health and FAmily but not for winning at Poker.The same goes for a soccer player when they score a GOAL. GOd helped me score the goal??Thats is ridiculous man! Also you all act like Beating someone at Poker is a regular JOb? Who are you kidding. IT is gambling at its deepest Core. I play Poker but Admit it is not an admirable thing. I choose to play just as others choose to play. Whether it is a profession, hobby or a great rush we all have our reasons. YOu don't deserve a Pulitser Prize or a library named after you for being a poker player. YOu just play cards man! PS. I totally believe in free democracy. CAnadian Style. First and foremost everyone must have the same education and medical care. The rest is all up in the air for grabs!!
For DN winning at poker...like all poker professionals that is their job: to WIN!!Blackjack is gamblingSlots are gambling.....Gambling on sports....Gambling on Horses....dogs...need I go on?Gambling in its truest definition: To bet on an uncertain outcome, as of a contest.To play a game of chance for stakes.To take a risk in the hope of gaining an advantage or a benefit.To engage in reckless or hazardous behavior: You are gambling with your health by continuing to smoke.Poker is somewhat a game of chance, however it is by using you're skill in playing the players, not just you're cards that makes it a game of skill...not complete chance. The only thing that is chance is the cards uncertainty. Then again you have control on when to hold 'em or fold 'em.However, when you are playing against other players and it is based on the best 5 card hand or whatever card game. That is all skill, there is no gambling involved. You can play for no money. Money just adds to the excitement of the game. By Daniel praising God, in actuality is thanking him for blessing him with a gift(talent) for poker. God wants us to praise him when we are blessed with something great. It's our way of saying "Thanks God."Taken from the site: http://www.newgenius.../blessingab.htm
God not only gives people money, food, clothing, shelter, and other things that are necessary for life, but he also gives people talents that they can use to help others and themselves. That includes the gifts to be able to play poker.I am a Christian, I'm not a Bible thumper. However, it is our human right to have the Right to Free Speech. And Daniel has that right, just like anyone of us to talk about what we choose. Those are our freedoms. And for you to say that it's wrong, is also your human right. If you still have any questions about Poker being a game of skill or is it gambling here is another site who can put a different spin on it and you can draw your own conclusion: http://www.cardplaye...d=12519&m_id=31