2nd Circ. Flushes 'Game Of Skill' Poker Ruling

Law360, New York (August 6, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Tuesday reversed the landmark acquittal of a man convicted of running an illegal Texas Hold 'em poker club on Staten Island, finding that the lower court had mistakenly found that the definition of a gambling business hinged on whether the game employed skill or chance.

The lower court wrongfully granted Lawrence DiCristina's bid to dismiss charges that he violated the federal Illegal Gambling Business Act with a poker club he operated in 2010 and 2011, according to the opinion. The court had...
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