Poker Players Lose Supreme Court Bet

Law360, New York (February 24, 2014, 8:14 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear an appeal from a man convicted of violating a federal anti-gambling law for running an underground poker game in New York City, leaving poker to be defined as a game of chance and not skill.

Petitioner Lawrence DiCristina asked the high court to review an August 2013 Second Circuit ruling that upheld his conviction over a gambling operation he ran from a garage behind his Staten Island bike business. 

The case hinged on the definition of gambling, whether...
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