Poker: A Game of Chance or a Game of Skill

While many see poker as a game of chance, it is a combination of both chance and skill. The chance falls into place in the cards you have in your possession. It doesn’t matter if you are playing online or on a real table—it is by chance that you are in possession of certain cards. The dealer provides each player with a certain number of cards and it is with those cards you play the game.

On the other hand knowing how to play those cards so that you can win the game comes with skill and experience. Some of it may be chance as well since you won’t know for certain what cards other players are holding but in time you can learn to develop the skill necessary to become experienced at figuring out other players’ hands in the game. In order to do that you must develop your memory skills.