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Does poker qualify as a sport?

Millions of people play poker, and now they watch it on TV too -- but can you call it a sport?

Updated: June 18, 2004, 11:37 AM ET
By Jay Lovinger | Page 2

Is poker a sport?

Before I attempt to answer that question, here's another one: What difference does it make?

A couple of times in the past few weeks, Tony Kornheiser of "Pardon The Interruption" has questioned whether the current poker boom will have legs. Kornheiser obviously believes it will not, based on the notion that people who watch poker on TV cannot expect to see any spectacular physical feats and so will necessarily become bored and stop watching.

In other ...

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