PPA Loses Skill Vs. Luck Argument In Court

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Earlier this week the Poker Players Alliance tried unsuccessfully to convince a judge that poker is a game of skill, rather than a game of luck.

The argument was heard as the PPA tried to defend Charles Daniels, a poker hall owner from Portsmouth, Virginia. To support its argument, the PPA called upon World Poker Champion Greg Raymer to demonstrate their belief that poker is a game of skill.

After a 15 minute demonstration, the judge accepted the claim that skill is indeed essential in poker, but opined that the skill of the game does not outweigh the outcome of each hand, and rejected the defendant's argument.

The defendant has not decided whether or not he will appeal the judge's decision.