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Response to lunatica (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 11:53 AM

27. Dictionary definition and legal definition are not always the same thing.

There are a couple different types of poker. Video poker, where you opponent is a slot-like machine is probably a game of chance. A table-game where you play other players, and NOT the house, isn't a game of chance at all.

That distinction is important, when looking at how federal law defines gambling.

Edit: To put it another way, an overly-expansive definition of gambling that includes poker, would likely include carnival games, where you 'bet' you can do X like knock a couple bottles over with a softball. It's really a game of skill, even though you ARE playing against the house, and not another player.

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