Swedish Court Rules Tournament Poker a Game of Skill

by , May 20, 2009 | 7:38 am

An appeals court reported lessened the jail sentences of two men convicted of throwing a 700-player shindig. From CP-Europe:

The men had the charges against them reduced from “serious illegal gambling” to “illegal gambling”. The court ruled that because the game being played was Texas hold’em in a tournament format, the players own judgment was more important than the cards being dealt, effectively ruling that the game was one of skill and not luck.

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