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by Card Player News Team |  Published: May 14, 2010


More Luck Than Skill in Poker, Pennsylvania Court Claims 2-1 Ruling Reverses Earlier Decision It’s a decision that will leave many poker players scratching their heads. “While the outcome of poker may be dependent on skill to some degree, it is predominantly a game of chance,” Judge Robert Freedberg wrote in an opinion recently. So, yeah, if you’ve been making a living at poker, consider yourself blessed, because according to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, you’re one lucky guy or girl. The controversial 2-1 ruling by the Court reversed a trial judge’s ruling in January 2009 that poker is more a game of skill than a game of chance, and thus is not subject to the state’s illegal gambling laws. The Poker Players Alliance released a statement stating that it is “disappointed” with the ruling, but that “the case is not over,” indicating that the organization believes the defendants will ...

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