In my opinion, poker is not a sport. Poker is essentially a game of chance. But still, although this game is my favorite hobby, I don't think poker will be recognized as an Olympic sport, at least in the near future.
Match Poker is a strand of Poker that has all the requirements to enter as an official sport in an Olympic competition. Following the structure of Texas Hold'em, the game, even being in person, does not have a physical deck, but electronic devices.
I think poker shouldn't be added to the olympics, because poker is still gambling. During the olympics the athletes are responsible for themselves to win or lose. In poker Daniel Negreanu can catch every bluff made by bad players but still get a worse hand on the river and lose.
I consider that the option of playing poker in the Olympics is completely ruled out. First, there must be the conviction that poker is a sport, but many think that because it is a card game, poker is a game of chance.
For me, poker is first and foremost a gamble. But as in sports and poker, everything is decided by the patience, discipline and skill of the player or athlete. The luck factor is also important, but the luck factor is what directly affects our entire personal lives. For me, poker is a gamble and I don't think poker will ever be recognized as an Olympic sport.
It would probably get more views than something like equestrian - Pretty sure that the difficulty to incorporating it into the olympics is whether governments or the olympic regulatory body deems it as a sport or gambling (governments too - especially muslim countries). Its hard to see it because it happen because it would exclude a lot of nations