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by Card Player News Team |  Published: Oct 01, 2011


French Court Says Poker is Skill Game A Toulouse court has ruled that poker is a game of skill after hearing a case against defendant Jean-Pierre Gleizes. The Frenchman was accused of organising and running private poker events in public without proper licensing. The court’s decision that poker should not be considered a game of chance is paramount to the case and would exempt Gleizes from France’s illegal gambling laws. The defense brought forward numerous experts to demonstrate their claim including a professional poker player, a mathematics professor, and even top-ranked chess and bridge players. The prosecution has decided to appeal the court’s decision and now the case will be heard on the Conseil d’Etat, which acts as France’s Supreme Court. ♠ Betsson Poker Profit Down 32 Percent Publicly-quoted online gaming company Betsson saw poker gross profit drop 32 percent in the second quarter of 2011 to SEK17.1 million (€1.88 ...

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