Quote from Soldier »Tossing a coin to see who starts is not the same (the coin toss don't change the structure of the team). And please note sport fans do place bets on who wins the coin toss.
Quote from Lilijuana »MtG is 100% a game of luck, or fortune if you would prefer a different word. That meets the definition of gambling.
Skill can, and does, reduce the amount of (or effect of) luck/fortune on the game, but it never eliminates it, unless there is cheating involved.
Yes you can bet on the coin flip. There are 100 crazy bets you can make on the Super Bowl and who wins the coin flips is one.
He is link for an article saying a Federal Judge rules Poker is not a game of luck but of skill.
When they have Video Game tournaments (like StarCraft, etc) do they know the map ahead of time or it random/unknown?