Poker’s sporting chance remains on track


Patrick Nally, the head of the International Federation of Poker, has told that sporting bodies must keep pace with changing times after the High Court ruled that bridge cannot be considered a sport according to UK laws.

Nally’s organisation wants poker to be considered a sport so that it can join the likes of bridge and chess on the schedule at global events such as the SportAccord World Mind Games, a development that would allow it greater exposure and access to funding. While the IFP-backed match poker variation does not include gambling, it is considered that recognition by SportAccord can only help the wider game’s reputation and popularity around the world. and the appointment of sports marketing guru Patrick Nally as its president.

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