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Card Player Columnist Matt Matros Writes Op-Ed for Washington Post

Addresses 'Poker Is A Game Of Skill' Court Ruling


Poker was recently ruled a game of skill in a case that involved the antiquated Illegal Gambling Business Act — a decision that many in the community celebrated. However, not so fast for three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Matt Matros.

“It’s hardly cause for celebration,” the veteran pro wrote in his op-ed for The Washington Post.

He continued: “It does nothing to reverse anti-poker legislation, nor does it prevent Congress from passing more restrictions. I’m glad that we poker players are not gangsters in the eyes of the IGBA, but the IGBA hasn’t been anywhere close to our biggest impediment.”

Find out what else Matros has to say in his op-ed.