Fed. Court Rules Poker a Game of Skill

A federal judge has ruled that poker is predominately a game of skill and not a form of gambling and therefore is not illegal under a federal law designed to prevent organized crime from running gambling operations. … [Read more...]

Romney: Transparency for Thee, Not for Me

Mitt Romney, in 1994: "It's time the biggest-taxing senator in Washington shows the people of Massachusetts how much he pays in taxes."Mitt Romney, also in 1994: “The blind trust is an age-old ruse.”Well isn't that convenient? … [Read more...]

Why Online Gambling Should Be Legalized

Reason has a video that makes the case for legalizing online gambling, noting that much of the opposition to a California bill to do so came from the Indian casinos, who didn't want the competition. But the rest of the gaming industry is now in favor of it because they want to start their own sites. … [Read more...]

Dogs Playing Poker!

Radley Balko has long posted pictures of his dogs on Sunday evenings, but lately he's opened it up to readers to send in pictures of their dogs. And this week's picture has dogs playing poker. But the dog owner wants to make a couple of things very clear: … [Read more...]

Casinos Sue To Stop Casinos

Here's yet another example of the glaring hypocrisy of casino interests. In Lansing, Michigan a Native American tribe wants to open a casino and the mayor is all for the idea. But all the other casinos in the state, including other tribes, are filing suits to prevent it from happening. … [Read more...]

DOJ Approves Some Online Gambling

In a new development being hailed as great news by online gambling advocates, the Department of Justice has concluded that the Wire Act does not prohibit certain types of wagers over the internet. The decision is limited to state lotteries, but the logic behind it could help pave the way for online poker and other forms of gambling to be legalized -- at least in individual states. … [Read more...]