Can you guess the names of the three most-watched sports on TV? If your guess was car racing, football and poker, in that order, then  you get full points for your guess. However, Lloyd Garver commenting on situs judi online, said that he would not consider poker a sport at all. According to him, any activity that can be done while one is eating, drinking or smoking cannot be categorized under sports. He talks about definitions and guidelines to determine whether an activity can be considered a sport or not. The different attributes that he has listed, on account of which an activity can be called a sport include those that lead to ‘fitness’ and competition. He also mentions that if at an activity, young and old alike, have equal chances of beating each other, then the event is not a sport. If the computer can be better at anything, then again Lloyd says, that activity cannot be called a sport. reports:

Thus that annual spelling bee should not be considered a sport. Video and computer games are not sports.

Now Read About the Finer Nuances of Poker, in a Weekly Column of the Chicago Tribune

If you are wanting to polish your skills at poker, look no further. Chicago Tribune begins a new weekly Showtime column. This column has been aptly titled: “Poker: Play like a Pro”. It will be written by Chicago Tribune sports writer and old time poker enthusiast, Steve Rosenbloom. Through his column, Rosenbloom will be sharing his knowledge about the game. He will also be talking about the top ranking players of poker. So read about all the action on poker in this weekly column. Before long,  you may just begin playing like a pro yourself! reports:

Looking to beef up your poker game? Today we debut our weekly Showtime column “Poker: Play Like a Pro.” While the popular Texas Hold’em will be primarily featured, Rosenbloom touches on other variations, from five-card draw to razz.

Poker Related Events Keep Viewers Glued to TV

Tournaments like Texas Hold’em are exceedingly successful and have become big business on Television. Producers, advertisers and online offshoots make mega bucks from such events, worldwide. In Britain the time alloted to poker broadcasts, has gone up by 250 percent, in the last two years. This week 16 tournaments will be telecast on nine channels.  Jonathan Webb, head of the channels at Flextech, said that he would like to use poker as a tool to uncover deceit, power and the different thought processes of men and women. He spoke about adding more creativity to poker related events, instead of simply telecasting them for the sake of doing so. One of the biggest attractions in the last few years has been the excitment from seeing punters who win online tournaments with only $25 entry fees, suddenly begin competing at real poker tables against champs. Million-dollar pots are involved at such events. reports:

Broadcasters also have made the game look slick by investing in production , including under-table cameras that reveal players’ cards to TV viewers, and celebrity tournaments. Poker-watching has is beginning to become segmented with some channels focusing on bigger, event-driven programmes and others catering to card-playing aficionados with niche shows.