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Tzvetkoff Taking a Beating for Poker

24 May 2010 , By: Charlie River
Australian internet tycoon Daniel Tzvetkoff has decided to plead not guilty of having transmitted funds to illegal online gamling. He’s taking the position that poker is not gambling, a truth that I’ve claimed in a previous blog post[[sitetree_link,id=904]]. While other gambling CEOs have chosen to bargain their way out of messy legal situations, Tzvetkoff’s decision to call down the DOJs aggressive play will force them to show their cards. Tzvetkoff is playing a high stakes game, to say the least.

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.
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