South Carolina Courtroom Updates

Poker a game of skill, judge says, but you’re still guilty of gambling!

by , Feb 18, 2009 | 12:45 pm

Game of Skill ruling expected tomorrow … can we get another state to testify? All looks good for poker.

The PPA is there covering the proceedings via Twitter.

UPDATE: The ruling is now in, and the judge states there’s “overwhelming” evidence that poker is a game of skill. However, the five defendants were found guilty of running a gambling house.

4 Comments to “South Carolina Courtroom Updates”

  1. ScottL

    Per KRLD 1080, The presiding judge has proclaimed poker a “game of Skill”, which should open the door to dismissal of the charges.

  2. ScottL

    Perhaps the report on the radio overstepped their bounds in the “dismissal” as Dan’s report shows.

  3. Poker Shrink

    I say again, drop the skill vs. luck argument and go with “Keep your damn hands and moralistic crap off of my money and my life!”

  4. DanM

    I here what you’re sayin’, Shrink … but because so many current laws have a skill vs. luck determination, this is an important plank of all arguments to win.

    It’s what worked in California.