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Poker Showdown Between Luck and Skill
 
Poker Showdown Between Luck and Skill
  
Carl Bialik write a column called "The Numbers Guy" for the Wall Street Journal and keeps his column on the internet [http://blogs.wsj.com/numbersguy/poker-showdown-between-luck-and-skill-649/ here]
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Carl Bialik write a column called "The Numbers Guy" for the Wall Street Journal and keeps his column on the internet [http://blogs.wsj.com/numbersguy/poker-showdown-between-luck-and-skill-649/ here]  
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He writes
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<blockquote>Is Texas Hold ‘Em poker more a game of chance or of skill? That question has figured in several legal tests of playing the card game for money: Games of chance are considered gambling under U.S. law. Now a major poker Web site has sponsored a study it claims demonstrates that it takes skill to win — which would help the site’s legal standing. But several poker experts question that claim.<blockquote>
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We have discussed this problem in [http://chance.dartmouth.edu/chancewiki/index.php/Chance_News_29 ] and in  Chance News 30

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Poker Showdown Between Luck and Skill

Carl Bialik write a column called "The Numbers Guy" for the Wall Street Journal and keeps his column on the internet here

He writes

Is Texas Hold ‘Em poker more a game of chance or of skill? That question has figured in several legal tests of playing the card game for money: Games of chance are considered gambling under U.S. law. Now a major poker Web site has sponsored a study it claims demonstrates that it takes skill to win — which would help the site’s legal standing. But several poker experts question that claim.

We have discussed this problem in [1] and in Chance News 30