Poker question before courts...again

Jan 5, 2010 2:46 AM

A South Carolina judge ruled last fall that Texas Hold’em is a game of skill and does not violate the state’s anti-gambling laws.

But, the state’s attorney general disagrees and has asked the state Supreme Court to overrule the circuit judge’s decision. He claims the 1802 law was meant to ban all gambling, whether it involved games of skill or chance.

The question could be a waste of judicial effort since the state legislature is expected to take up a bill legalizing friendly poker games and charity raffles during its current session.

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