The description of luck is very different depending on a lot of aspects, including the emotional status and religious beliefs of the person interpreting it. If you happen to cross paths with a black cat, people say you'd get bad luck.
If it's Friday 13th, it's best to cancel trips and stay at home to make sure nothing bad happens to you. If you manage to find a four-leaf clover, then good luck will come to you. Thing is, it's really up to you.
Let's face it - the Luck factor plays a huge role in the short-term success of a poker player.
Think about it, very skillful players tend to win more cash than their less-skilled opponents (when looking at a huge sample size); however, the skill component can oftentimes be cancelled out merely by "luck" (when you look at a small sample size).
The second-biggest online poker site in the world, 888poker, has created a study that takes a look upon how Lady Luck flashes her smile on different countries all over the world.
To determine how lucky a country was, there were six metrics used:
- Number of Summer Olympic Gold medals
- Total number of Winter & Summer Olympic Gold medals
- Number of sporting achievements
- Average amount of rainfall (mm depth per year)
- Number of reality TV show winners
- Largest lottery win amount
The study revealed that the "luckiest country" in the world is the United Kingdom, followed by the United States of America, France and Japan. On the other hand, the "least luckiest" countries were Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and Brazil.
What do you think? Is your country considered lucky in 888poker's study?