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The Swedish Supreme Court Got it Right About Poker

3 10 April 2011 , By: compncards
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The Swedish Supreme Court recently ruled that poker is BOTH a game of skill and luck, basing its decision dependent on the type of poker being played. The court ruled that tournaments are skill games and that cash games are more random chance because players can come and go as they please and bet whatever they wish. Finally, someone gets it right. Let me clarify that I do not view cash games as random chance or poker tournaments as skill games only.
Categories: Legalizing Online Poker, luck vs skill, Online poker, Poker Law, skill vs luck, UIGEA

Poker is Not a Game of Skill

2 19 August 2009 , By: compncards
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Recently an appeals court in Colorado overturned a decision by a jury that poker is a game of skill. Back in January, Kevin Raley was found not guilty of illegal gambling after his bar league was raided in August 2008. The trial allowed expert testimony from Dr. Robbert Hannum, a professor from the University of Denver, to support that poker was a game of skill.
Categories: luck vs skill, Poker, skill vs luck