Tag Archives: illegal gambling business act
- Report: US Attorney probing daily fantasy sports for illegal gambling violations
October 10, 2015
The US Attorney’s office in Tampa, Florida has reportedly convened a grand jury to investigate whether daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators are acting in violation of the Illegal Gambling Business Act (IGBA). Gaming law attorney Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) broke the news late on Friday, the perfect capper to what is...
- US appeals court reverses DiCristina poker ruling, says skill argument moot
August 6, 2013
A US federal appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling that allowed poker advocates to claim their game of choice was predominantly a game of skill. In August 2012, US District Court for the Eastern District of New York Judge Jack Weinstein vacated a guilty verdict against Lawrence DiCristina,...
- US District Court judge rules poker not prosecutable under federal IGBA
August 21, 2012
A US federal judge in Brooklyn has ruled that Texas Hold’em Poker is predominantly a game of skill and therefore does not fall under the scope of the federal Illegal Gambling Business Act (IGBA). Judge Jack B. Weinstein of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York...
Why the phrase “Poker is a Game of Skill” is nonsensical
June 29, 2011
Swedish Supreme Court weighing poker skill v. luck argument
February 25, 2011