re: Poker & Poker+ Sports Betting
Yeah they're two different things.
I've pretty much substituted sports betting for poker these days - not because I was forced to stop playing poker or because I was losing, but because playing poker doesn't suit my lifestyle any more. I've got a couple of young kids now, which doesn't give me the opportunity to play poker uninterrupted for hours on end very often. Sports betting, on the other hand, I can research and place bets when I've got a little bit of spare time, and then just catch up on the results afterwards.
So yes they're two very different things. Only a few of the skills are transferable (primarily bankroll management and approaches to risk). I enjoy them both for much the same reasons though - the mental challenge and problem solving aspect.