Yep, I play regularly. My skills are so legendary they named the game after me (Tex's Hold'em).
Regarding poker as a form of gambling, here's my take from another thread located elsewhere on the web:
There are quite a few professional poker players who are practicing Buddhists, notably Andy Black, Men "The Master" Nguyen, David Pham, and others.
It's important to note that poker is not a pure "game of chance", it is a game of skill with an element of chance (among other elements like psychology). Poker is not like house games such as blackjack or roulette where the player is at a mathematical disadvantage and is destined to lose if he plays long enough. Those games, to me, are "gambling", as is betting on sporting events that we have no control over, and so on. I don't do any of those things.
But all players at a poker table are on an even level, relying on their own knowledge of the game and ability to play it under pressure. As for "chance" or "luck", any good player will tell you that there is no such thing as luck, there is only variance in probability over the short term, and over enough hands it disappears -- If I play against a less-skilled poker player long enough I will
get all of his chips; the only thing that is determined by "luck" is how long it takes.
In my book, poker is not gambling at all, it is wagering on outcomes, much like buying real estate, stocks, or many other speculative investments.