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SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT in Poker Player's Alliance (PPA) Amicus Curiae Brief:
Poker is an American tradition and a game of skill. Invented in the United States approximately two centuries ago, the game has always been...more
Order: [Denying New Jersey MTD and MSJ re NCAA, NFL, NBA, et. al. Legal Standing]
"This matter comes before the Court upon Plaintiffs’ “Motion for Summary Judgment and, If Necessary to Preserve the Status Quo, a...more
MEMORANDUM OPINION (Shipp, District Judge) re Plaintiff Legal Standing -- Denying Defendant New Jersey's Motion to Dismiss and Motion for Summary Judgement:
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[Reid - Kyl Draft iGaming Bill Summary Leaked to Media on September 12, 2012]
Prior to the attached document which poker endemics, bloggers, and others in the US media obtained access thereto yesterday evening...more
IGBA Poker NY Law Excerpt from ANALYSIS OF THE ILLEGAL GAMBLING BUSINESSES ACT -- New York State Gambling Law
EDNY Senior District Court Judge Jack Weinstein got most of it right in his thorough legal analyses of IGBA...more
[Defense Request for Status Conference in USA v. PokerStars (Lederer, Ferguson, Furst) SDNY civil forfeiture proceedings:]
We represent claimant and defendant Howard Lederer in connection with the referenced case. Mr....more
Since games run by the defendant’s business must constitute “gambling” as defined by
the IGBA, it must be determined whether poker falls under that definition of gambling.
As noted above, the IGBA defines “gambling” as...more
Key Legal Opinion Holdings:
1. Poker is Predominated By Skill Rather than Chance.
2. Poker is Not Gambling Under IGBA.
On December 9, 2011, defendant Lawrence Dicris-tina was charged in a second superseding...more
What is the proper test of skill or chance in assessing what activity is gambling in the State of New York? According to noted NY gaming law expert Bennett Liebman, it is the so-called "predominance test" as outlined in this...more
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