Feds Appeal NY Judge's Ruling That Poker Isn't Gambling

Law360, New York (September 17, 2012, 4:22 PM EDT) -- The New York federal judge who overturned a Staten Island poker purveyor's gambling conviction with his ruling that the card game is a contest of skill — and not gambling — will see his headline-grabbing decision challenged in the Second Circuit after federal prosecutors filed a notice of appeal Friday.

Federal prosecutors declined to comment on their appeal, filed three weeks after U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein — in a 120-page ruling that made news across the country — agreed with gaming experts and found that...
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