Tag Archives: skill v luck
- India poker ‘skill v. luck’ hearing delay; betting software developer busted
October 7, 2014
Authorities in India have arrested a man for designing online betting software that he sold to at least 12 illegal bookies. Ekanksh Rajendrakumar Jain had been arrested in Mumbai in June on suspicion of accepting illegal wagers on sporting events. On Saturday, authorities in Pune, India’s seventh largest city, raided...
- Poker wins two favorable court rulings in Germany, Netherlands
January 25, 2014
In case anyone still cares about the never-ending poker ‘skill v. luck’ debate, a court in the Netherlands has come down on the side of ‘skill,’ much to the relief of the organizers of a local poker tournament. This week saw an Amsterdam court acquit three men who’d been charged...
- 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,...
- South Carolina Supreme Court reinstates home poker game convictions
November 22, 2012
After two years of deliberation, the South Carolina Supreme Court has reinstated the convictions of five men who were found playing poker in a private home near Charleston way back in 2006. The five were arrested along with 20 other individuals who’d gathered at the house to indulge their poker...
- Germany insists sports betting applicants must cease offering poker and casino
November 2, 2012
A German court has become the latest judicial body to weigh in on the interminable poker ‘skill v. luck’ debate, and the results have left the country’s poker players with mixed feelings. The case began when German tax authorities ordered pro player Eduard Scharf to ante up some back taxes...
- Lederer pins hopes on ‘poker = skill’ ruling; German pro says he’s just really lucky
August 30, 2012
Attorneys for former Full Tilt Poker director Howard Lederer are seeking to use the recent ‘poker doesn’t fall under the federal Illegal Gambling Business Act’ ruling by District Court Judge Jack Weinstein to have some of the Black Friday civil charges brought by the US Department of Justice against their...
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March 17, 2017
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