World wakes up to poker as a game of skill – apart from the US

After one or two dodgy judgments regarding the famous ‘is poker a game of skill or luck’ debate it seems that countries around the world are gradually beginning to see the light. Perhaps unsurprisingly the Dutch have become enlightened – and America will get there eventually – perhaps in 2110.

But as the linked opinion piece explains, one of the main reasons Uncle Sam has been insisting that the world is still flat is because, “if poker is a game of skill, then it cannot be taxed and regulated as heavily as they want.” So if poker is about pure luck, how does horseracing and stock trading fit in then? With a crowbar, that’s how. Read more.