N.Y. Judge Rules Poker a Game of Skill
There may be hope, this ruling carries a little weight, after all this was a Federal Judge Ruling the case.
This is however, not the first time a Judge has ruled that Poker is a game of skill.
We reported this story last year on our Sister site:
August 1, 2011
France Rules Poker a game of Skill
A French Judge has ruled Poker is a game of Skill while hearing the case of Jean-Pierre Gleizes and several other defendants. At question was the skill involved playing Poker, is it a game of skill or gambling? The defendants were on trial for organizing a private poker games in a public settings.
The judge heard evidence from 3 “experts” the defense brought in to show that poker playing is indeed a skill. The experts used professional poker players, champion bridge players and Chess players as examples and convinced the judge that poker does indeed require a skill to win, and the “luck factor” can be overcome long term by using mathematics, statistics and probabilities along with psychological skills to win on a consistent basis.
There is also these Pennsyvania and Colorado Rulings from back in 2009.
A South Carolina Case, Here
Here is a Danish Court Ruling from 2007
There have been numerous Court Rulings thru-out the Years, none of them seem to have had any affect on any decisions to Legalize Internet Poker.