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Chasse Rehwinkel

I gamble, therefore I write...or I write, therefore I gamble...honestly, they're pretty similar professions…

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Every two years it seems, when either the Winter or Summer games are being held, the gambling world enters into a debate over whether some of hustlers' favorite games should be considered Olympic sports.

This year was no exception, as a few prominent gambling writers raised the question once again.

As I have stated before, I do not consider most of the traditional gambling games sports. That doesn't mean I don't consider poker or backgammon any less challenging than curling or synchronized swimming,--both of which are Olympic sports--it's just that I don't think one should be able to win an Olympic medal without really ever moving...and, for that matter, without ever being sober--sorry beer pong.

However, my opinion isn't the only one out there and a few gambling games have managed to gain some headway in their bids to become Olympic events.

So, with the Winter Games in full swing, let's take a look at a few hustling games that you might see in future Olympiads.  

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Lauren Strec said:

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Didn't the Olympics start off as a celebration of the Greek God, Zeus? If you can have a beer gut and play the game, I don't think it belongs in the Olympics. ;)
This entry is on today's "Hot on ChicagoNow:"
http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/hot-on-chicagonow/2010/02/hot-on-chicagonow-february-23-2010.html

Chasse Rehwinkel said:

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Thanks Lauren, I agree with your beer gut qualification.

j0j0 said:

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Not sure about poker, but knowing chess, and maybe even backgammon players, exercise regimen, I less derogate it as sport.

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