Petition questions if Poker is a Game of skill or Gambling

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Report Supports Online Poker Legalization in Australia

Only after Comprehensive Research is Completed

Some of the submissions in the inquiry have argued that online poker is a game of skill or at least one that represents a mixture of skill and chance and that players can spend longer period of time playing with without spending too much.

Source: Report Supports Online Poker Legalization in Australia but Only after Comprehensive Research

New Federal Legislation Defining Games Of Chance Also Seeks To Abolish The IRS

New Federal Legislation Defining Games Of Chance Also Seeks To Abolish The IRS

CardPlayer.com Poker is widely considered a game of skill , and a federal court found that to be the case in 2012. Moran’s legislation is apparently separate from forthcoming sports betting legislation from New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone, a Democrat.

Source: New Federal Legislation Defining Games Of Chance Also Seeks To Abolish The IRS

Poker Star Phil Ivey to Launch Daily Fantasy Site

Online Poker TAbleiTEAM Network to Feature the DSF Platform

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — iTEAM Network announced today that Phil Ivey, widely considered the world’s most talented poker player, will launch PhilIveyDFS on their Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform. Ivey, the youngest and fastest player to win 10 championship bracelets, has been reviewing the evolution of Daily Fantasy Sports both as a fan… [Read more…]

Luck & Skill: Why Poker Is the Perfect All American Game

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Does Skill Trump Luck at Poker?

“Poker is a game of tactics,” said Fatima Moreira de Melo, from PokerStars Live. “Why do you think I wear low-cut shirts when I play? You’ve got to use every advantage.”

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Amaya announces largest Sunday Million tournament since 2011 and Asian poker initiatives

MONTREAL, March 17, 2015 /CNW/ – Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA) (“Amaya” or the “Corporation”) today provided an update on multiple recent initiatives undertaken by its B2C business Rational Group to grow the game of poker across the globe, including in the emerging poker market of Asia.

US$10 MILLION PRIZE POOL IN SUNDAY MILLION ANNIVERSARY More than… [Read more…]

No-Limit Hold’em Poker Skill

Poker skill gameKnowing how much to bet is an important skill for those who specialize in no-limit hold’em. In this form of poker a player can bet from nothing to everything and all points in between during all four betting intervals.
So there are numerous opportunities to get things wrong. Bet too much and a player with a… [Read more…]

Is Sports Betting a Game of Skill?

Sports bettingFamed Las Vegas gambler Billy Walters shared his opinion on the issue of legalizing both poker and sports betting.

“I used to be a professional poker player,” Walters said, “and, they’re right, if you’re a good poker player, it’s a game of skill. Well, betting sports is much more of a game of skill than poker. I’m living proof that betting sports is a game of skill. I’ve won 37 years in a row. If that’s not a skill, then I don’t know what is.”

“They’ve legalized lotteries, and you can walk into an off-track betting parlor and bet on any horse race in the country,” said Walters. “And why can they do that? Because of the horse lobby; the people who control the horse lobby have a lot of juice; so does the poker lobby, but there is no such thing as a sports betting lobby. I think they’ll get poker approved, and hopefully sports betting will be next. People are doing it, and they’re not going to stop. It just doesn’t make sense.”

Walters believes that the National Football League (NFL) is another big obstacle in the fight for legalization. Read the full interview from Covers earlier this year.

Seven-figure score by Poker Pro in Serious Jeopardy

Earlier this year poker star and professional Blair Hinkle won over $1.2 million in a Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) main event. Hinkle’s prize was one of the largest the site had ever awarded, and it coincided with the company’s alleged insolvency. However, he had no way of knowing that his seven-figure cash award was in serious danger, or that his winnings existed partly as what authorities have called “phantom funds” within the Full Tilt poker site.

According to Hinkle, the company took about a month to respond to his emails asking to raise his $8,000 per-day limit on cashing out. The site then asked him to re-verify his account. By the time the process was over, it was April and Black Friday had hit the poker community. Furthermore, none of his requests to withdraw just $48,000 of his winnings had been successful.

Memo to Hinkle and the thousands of online poker players in the United States: online poker is illegal! It doesn’t matter whether or not you think it should be legal. It isn’t.

Hinkle is under the delusion he will see his money some day. Read his thoughts at Card Player