'Game Of Skill' Ruling Doesn't Deal Poker A Free Pass In NY

Law360, New York (August 22, 2012, 7:42 PM EDT) -- A first-in-the-nation federal opinion by a Brooklyn district judge that says poker is a game of skill, not illegal gambling, doesn't mean New York racetracks, clubs or other businesses should run out and hire Texas hold 'em dealers just yet, experts said Wednesday.

In a decision making waves in legal and gaming circles, U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein set aside a July jury verdict that said defendant Lawrence DiCristina, who ran a poker game on Staten Island, was guilty of violating the federal Illegal Gambling...
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