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Contracts and Poker: Home Games

by Scott J. Burnham |  Published: Mar 23, 2022


Card Player Magazine, available in print and online, covers poker strategy, poker news, online and casino poker, and poker legislation. Sign up today for a digital subscription to access more than 800 magazine issues and get 26 new issues per year! When Justice Stephen Breyer recently announced his retirement, the U.S. Supreme Court stood to lose another poker player. Many justices have expressed a fondness for poker, but don’t seem to have sought advice on whether their game was legal. Is your home game legal? I used to tell my law students that when they were asked for legal advice that they were not in a position to give, they should stroke their chins thoughtfully and respond, “Hmmm. It depends on the jurisdiction.” So it is no surprise that the answer to this question – since the law is up to each state, and the states are all over the ...

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