I think poker can be considered a sport, because any sport consist of luck, but poker depends on luck much more, than any other sport.
A good result in poker is 70% luck or more. Of course, it is impossible to exclude skill, knowledge, experience, but luck in a card game it's scary When you have AA, you play correctly on the preflop, you get 77K on the flop and an all-in flies in you and you think what of...? Of course it's a call, and the opponent shows Q7 or K7 and you think ok, of course
Or when you have KK and 2 players go all-in before you and you think, no, something is wrong, you shouldn't go there, you make fold, one shows KK, the other opens A2 and collects straight.... or gets A on the flop, and turn and river wouldn't mean anything to you
And we haven't discussed, how the generator works in different rooms yet... Because there are very big questions, if you think this is nonsense, play live poker with your friends and you will see how it should really work when everything is open and honest!
In 2010, Poker was officially accepted as a mind sport by the International Mind Sports Association at the organization's congress held in Dubai, UAE.
Now it is considered an intellectual sport, the same as chess since May 11, 2010.