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by Brendan Murray |  Published: Jun 01, 2011

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Swedish Supreme Court Rules On Poker The Swedish Supreme Court has ruled that poker is both a game of skill and a game of chance depending on what the format is. Judge Göran Lamberth explained the long-awaited ruling to the media in early April, saying, “We have found that the main tournament and its side tournaments were not random chance games, but that skill does come in to it.” However cash games, which allow players to play and bet when they like and leave the table at any time were “a game of pure random chance,” according to Lamberth. The court ruling was the end of a long legal battle to have poker framed within the law after poker tournament organisers were convicted of running a tournament in 2007. Their convictions were quashed on appeal. Earlier this year the judges presiding over the case were given expert mathematical testimony and ...


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