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Response to DJFrey (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 10:55 PM

5. Actually makes sense

Certainly chance is involved at the level of what you are dealt, but over a sufficient number of hands, there is a clear strategy that is used by professional poker players that can make the difference between winning and losing, which is not so much the case with other games - roulette, black jack, slots, etc. In many respects the reasoning is similar to that involving a stock trader - the movement of the stock market is chaotic - while you can observe patterns that recur, those patterns are seldom either guaranteed or necessarily even deterministic. A stock investor is in essence making a bet based upon observation, analysis and human psychology. Given the parallels, the judge was probably correct in making his ruling.

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