Virgin Poker issues challenge to prove that poker is a game of skill

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Following media reports that poker has been declared a game of chance in the UK courts, Virgin Poker would like to offer a challenge to prove that poker is a game of skill and settle this debate, once and for all.

Simon Burridge, CEO of Virgin Poker, said:

“Whilst we do not dispute the details of the recent court case, the idea that poker is primarily a game of chance is preposterous. Poker is primarily a game of skill, with an element of chance – this is what makes poker so exciting to play; a total novice can beat a world champion in a single hand. However, in the long term it is skill that is the decisive factor in playing poker… and we’re willing to put our money where our mouth is and prove this.

“Virgin Poker would like to challenge anyone who believes that poker is a game of luck to play our professional players over five heads-up matches. If they manage to beat our pro we will donate $1,000 to a charity of their choice.”

The Challenge

Virgin Poker invites anyone who has never played poker before and believes it to be a game of chance to submit their details via email to by 28th February 2007 with an explanation of why they think winning at poker is down to luck. Virgin will then select an applicant to play a series of five heads-up (one versus one) matches against a Virgin Poker professional player*. The first player to win three or more games will be declared the winner and Virgin Poker will donate $1,000 to a charity of his / her choice.

Anyone wishing to view the matches or comment on whether poker is a game of skill or luck should check out the Virgin Poker blog on Virgin Poker Online…

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