Poker Found a Game of Skill Not Covered by U.S. Gambling Act

, New York Law Journal


Judge Jack Weinstein reversed the jury conviction of Lawrence Dicristina and found that, as a matter of law, Congress did not clearly intend to criminalize poker, which is not a game of pure chance, when it passed the federal Illegal Gambling Business Act.

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  • Sidney Gendin

    A 120 page decisionon poker playing is a fine supplement to the Justice Department's hounding Roger Clemens with 83 agents in its bulldog efforts to destroy the man.

    Only in America.

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