Poker Legal Challenges Popping Up All Across US After Rulings
While the laws in states around the US are different involving what is legal and illegal gambling involving the game of poker, there is one area of the law that is almost the same in every state. Games of chance are considered illegal.
Poker has, for a long time, fallen under a grey area regarding the gambling laws. The Poker Players Alliance and other groups have argued for years that poker is a game of skill, not luck, and therefore should not be considered illegal.
Until recently, there had been no legal precedent set regarding poker as a game of skill or luck. Several prosecution cases, however, have fallen apart in recent weeks because judges have ruled the game to be one of skill.