Feds Up Ante In NY Poker Case To Protect Anti-Gambling Law

Law360, New York (September 18, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government's decision to appeal a New York federal judge's ruling that poker is a game of skill in the relatively small-time case of a card sharp is a risky move designed to protect what has been a cash-cow gambling statute before the ruling can be replicated, experts said Tuesday.

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn signaled their intent Friday to challenge U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein's headline-grabbing, 120-page ruling, issued Aug. 21, that said defendant Lawrence DiCristina's card game did not constitute gambling as defined...
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