Poker Players: Athletes?

United States
September 3, 2006 3:02pm CST
Are poker players athletes?
4 responses
@van123 (1288)
• India
22 Sep 06
i do not know.
• United States
22 Sep 06
No, I dont think poker players are athletes, to me, no matter how good they are, how bad they are, they are gamblers, not athletes.
@rherdey (966)
• United States
21 Sep 06
I have to agree they are not athletes but sure have to have alot of patience and time on thier hands. he he I love playing poker and do some real money ccounts. Has anyone come accross some good deals on sites for real money accounts????
@KevinB68 (103)
• United States
15 Sep 06
From Dictionary.com: ath?lete -noun A person trained or gifted in exercises or contests involving physical agility, stamina, or strength; a participant in a sport, exercise, or game requiring physical skill. Although you do need a lot of stamina to be a good Poker Player and being a Poker Player myself after reading that definition I would have to conclude that Poker Players are not athletes.