Federal judge rules poker not gambling

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Accuracy and availability may vary. Read more from Outlookfriend us on Facebookand follow us on Twitter. You must select a newsletter to subscribe to. The decision by Judge Jack Weinstein in Brooklyn was embraced by advocates of card games pushing to legalize Internet poker in the United States. The case was a rare example of a prosecution of a poker room that didn't involve any other illegalities, providing a good test-case, insiders said. Get the latest breaking news, entertainment, sports and more. He faced up to 10 years in prison.

Poker Is Not Gambling, Says Federal Judge The ruling tossed out a jury's July conviction of a man charged with conspiring to operate an. To a poker pro, it's brutally obvious that the game is one of skill, not chance. hardly debatable — but it was still nice to hear a federal judge agree with it. therefore not a violation of the Illegal Gambling Business Act (IGBA). Federal Judge Says Poker Is Not Gambling violating the Illegal Gambling Business Act (IGBA), ruling that poker does not qualify as gambling.

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