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New York Judge Ruling Poker as a Game of Skill

A New York Judge rules that Poker is a game of skill before he dismissed a federal indictment yesterday against a man for contravening the Illegal Gambling Business Act (IGBA).

This is what iGaming Business reported about the Judge's ruling...

Judge Jack Weinstein of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York yesterday dismissed a federal criminal indictment against a man accused of operating a poker club in contravention of the Illegal Gambling Business Act.
The Executive Director of the Poker Players Alliance, John Pappas, had this to say about the Judge's ruling...

Today’s federal court ruling is a major victory for the game of poker and the millions of Americans who enjoy playing it. Judge Weinstein’s thoughtful decision recognizes what we have consistently argued for years: poker is not a crime, it is a game of skill.
Read about yesterday's ruling at iGaming Business, and the rest of what John Pappas had to say.

I will concur with John Pappas 100% that poker is a game of skill.

The IGBA may state that Poker is a gambling game, but it does not state that poker is a game of skill (not a game of chance).
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