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Contracts And Poker: Staking Agreements

by Scott J. Burnham |  Published: Nov 20, 2019

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Since the topic of this column is Contracts and Poker, I would be remiss if I did not address the staking conflict between C Biscuit and World Series of Poker main event final tablist Nick Marchington. Nevertheless, I am reluctant to do so because the outcome of a case is a function of the law and the facts, and neither the law nor the facts in this case are clear. We get our information about the facts from the parties and (I’ll choose my words carefully here) the parties have an incentive to present the facts in a way that are favorable to themselves. An account of the case was given by my fellow Card Player columnist Gavin Griffin, whose story was headlined, “Poker Staking Group Attempting to Steal from WSOP main event final tablist.” It was a pretty clear foreshadowing of the story to be told. According to Griffin, ...


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