Is there a thin line between chance and strategy?
In light of this information, the line between chance (good or bad luck) and strategy (skill) may seem thin to you. It bares repeating: even games of skill and semi-skill can lead to erroneous beliefs (Link to Erroneous Beliefs). The nature of chance in a game, whether it is unpredictability or the absence of control, plays a partial role in the outcome. Evidence shows that professional poker players are extremely rare and those that win consecutively in tournaments are practically non-existent. All games of money and chance carry risks and make you lose in the long run. It is better to see these games for what they really are: risky entertainment that are (at times extremely) costly and for some gamblers, they can lead to debts which can bring about their own share of negative consequences.
These games are also part of Category 1: Craps, Baccarat, sic bo, war, Wheel of Fortune, Caribbean poker, 3 card poker, Paï Gow poker and Grand Prix poker; these four poker games require the knowledge of basic strategy, but other than that, gamblers cannot develop skills by playing them.