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May 22, 2005

Two States considering legsilation

Two states have bills under consideration that will make SOME types of Texas Holdem Tournament's legal.

Minnesota's law "The bill only clarifies state law so tournaments with no entry fee where contestants win prizes of marginal value do not constitute gambling"

The full article is HERE.

New York has a bill to Legalize poker in Bars, restaurants and clubs. That article can be viwed HERE.

Both bills are aimed at 'charity' events, with smaller, or no buy-in's and for 'nominal' prizes.

THE most important aspect of the Minnesota bill, IMHO is this:

"The bill defines Texas Hold'em — a popular form of poker — as a social skill game, akin to cribbage, bridge, pinochle or gin."

That statement can go a LONG way in the continuing struggle to make Poker a recognized and LEGAL game of SKILL. The defination of poker as a 'game of chance' in most state legaleze, is what is a major stumbling block towards getting progress on legal play.

Posted by fatbill at May 22, 2005 11:10 AM


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